Workers to look for new jobs

THREE out of five workers will consider looking for a new job this year, mainly to seek higher pay or a better boss, a study has found.

Wednesday, 11th January 2017, 5:55 am

Research carried out by Investors in People highlighted how poor management was leading many workers to feel unhappy.

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A survey of more than 1,000 workers found that one in 10 believed the jobs market had improved since a year ago. One in four were actively looking for a new job, with pay the biggest gripe, followed by poor management and not feeling valued.

More than one in three wanted more flexible hours ahead of a decent pay rise.

Paul Devoy of Investors in People, said: ‘We were expecting to see British workers planning to stay put in the face of economic uncertainty, but we’ve seen exactly the opposite – a significant rise in people seeking to move employers in 2017 and a jump in jobs confidence.’