According to New Survey, Florida Employees Are Happy…But Looking

As part of a national survey, Grant Thornton elicited responses from 409 Florida workers on a series of workplace issues. The results depict a workforce in line with the rest of the nation in terms of openness to job-switching:

  • 29% of Florida workers are actively looking for a new job.
  • 51% of Florida workers are not looking, but would consider switching jobs.
  • 57% of Florida workers say that they are paid fairly for the contributions they make to their company’s success.
  • 46% of Florida workers expect a salary increase of greater than 6% in the coming year.


This eagerness for new opportunities comes despite the fact that Florida’s employees, according to the survey, report being happier at work than the national average—as long as they can work remotely.

  • 65% of Florida workers are passionate about their job, compared to the national average of 58%.
  • 63% of Florida workers say their company strongly supports the development of its employees, compared to the national average of 57%.
  • 55% of Florida workers have a strong emotional attachment to their company, compared to the national average of 49%.
  • 60% of Florida workers feel that their employer really understands their needs as an employee, compared to the national average of 54%.
  • 62% of Florida workers are satisfied with their work/life balance, compared to the national average of 59%.
  • 54% of Florida workers do not want to work for a company that would require them to physically return to work full time, compared to the national average of 48%.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.