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Australia – Two in five workers plan to change jobs this year: Hays

12 June 2019

Two in five, or 40%, of Australians plan to look for a new job in the next 12 months, according to survey data from Hays Australia.

The survey polled 1,600 professionals and found that another 28% said they may look for a new job but were ‘unsure’ at the time of enquiry.

A lack of promotional opportunities tops the list of reasons why the professionals would look for a new job, this was followed by a lack of new challenges, an uncompetitive salary, poor training and development and poor work-life balance.

Meanwhile, Hays found that 44% are ‘very satisfied’ or ‘extremely satisfied’ in their current job. While 47% and 54% are ‘very satisfied’ or ‘extremely satisfied’ with their current employer and direct manager respectively.

“A new financial year is fast approaching, which traditionally brings fresh activity to the jobs market as new budgets are set and employers look to add to their headcount,” Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia & New Zealand, said.

“One-third of employers have already told us they’ve seen their staff turnover rate rise in the last 12 months,” Deligiannis said. “With many people clearly not content in their current position, this figure will likely rise further as people look for a new job to improve their career prospects.”

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