A group of friends and I were talking about inventions, copyrights and non-compete agreements. Part of the conversation was how these might affect employees. I mentioned the number of times which I had seen organizations take a very negative approach. For instance, I went to work for a company who had non-compete agreements. These agreements were with the backbone of our company.
High Value employees always have options. Virtually never do they have to look for a job. High value employees are always employed because their employers see their value. If they move jobs it is almost always due to their employer making a mistake. The mistake leads to the employee leaving or in most cases they make a decision to listen to other opportunities.
All of the statistics and definitions cited below are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, Press Release dated February 4, 2022. This is their monthly release and it details the labor statistics for the month of January, 2022.