It's a tough question for any firm. As we all know, often the only thing harder than attracting great employees is keeping them. Even if your firm is lucky enough to boast a stellar team with lengthy track records, barriers to workers' career progress -- whether real or perceived -- could undermine the company's efforts, as a recent survey points out.

Among more than 1,600 workers surveyed by, 30 percent said that they are dissatisfied with their career progress. That can, in turn, adversely impact overall job satisfaction, notes Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources. It could also translate into a headache for employers, since the survey found that 42 percent of those who are dissatisfied with their career progress plan to leave their current positions, with 28 percent expecting to change jobs before the end of the year. What's more, CareerBuilder reported that the majority of those who are dissatisfied with their career progress aren't enthusiastic about going to work each day, and more than one-third are actively looking for a new job on a daily or weekly basis.

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