Nearly half the UK workforce are considering leaving their job this year

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

47% of employees in the UK are considering leaving their job in 2018, the annual Investors in People Employee Sentiment Poll shows. 

The research found that poor management and practices, pay, work flexibility and career progression are the main reasons why companies will lose talent in 2018.

This year's findings showed an improvement in satisfaction across the UK job market, a fall of 12% on last year’s figure, where 59% of respondents stated the intention to seek a new job.

In a year where unemployment has reached its lowest level since 1975, but wages have stagnated, the improvements to the labour market have failed to translate to the pockets of UK workers.

Management strategies must change to meet the demands of employees if organisations are to retain staff.

You can read the full report here.


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