More and more employees are getting ready
to jump ship when the recession ends in both
the UK and Australia.
New figures from the UK Chartered Institute
of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reveal that
more than one-third of workers want to change
their careers once the economic crisis is over.
In Australia there is also a significant in
crease in the amount of people who are will
ing to change jobs, according to the group
manager with Frazer Jones, Paul Breslin.
“Anecdotally, usually out of about 1000
people you might expect about one-fifth to
want to change jobs. Now, however, at least
a third want to move, if not more,” he said.
Claire McCartney, the CIPD’s talent and
resourcing adviser, said the poor labour mar
ket was acting like a dam holding back the
normal flow of talent.
“Once job opportunities increase, howev
er, dissatisfied employees will vote with their
feet and leave, making it important for em
ployers not to take the loyalty of their people
for granted,” she said.
“Employers need to be careful to avoid
complacency. The recession may keep your
best people with you for now, but you need
to take the time to focus on building employ
ee engagement if you want them to stay put
when better times return.”