A survey of employees and human resources professionals showed that what employees want and what the professionals think they want may not be the same. According to the survey, one in three employees is looking for a new job. Reasons include salary levels and lack of a clear career path. If employee retention is a problem at your company, perhaps you're not aligning your business interests with that of your employees. What to do? Start by asking employees what motivates them. The survey showed employees are willing to share – if you ask the right questions.