Kiwis plan on job hopping in 2021

As we enter the New Year, it seems some Kiwis are dead set on job hopping

Kiwis plan on job hopping in 2021

As we enter the New Year, it seems some Kiwis are dead set on job hopping.

According to reports from Horizon Research, 11% of employees will look to move jobs in 2021 – an increase on seven percent in 2020.

Looking locally, workers in Nelson, Marlborough, and Tasma are most likely to leave their roles in favour of greener pastures.

The reports highlighted certain subsections of society were more intent than others, namely; students (26%), domestic workers (18%), business managers (17%) and government officials (14%).

Despite the evident job hopping, over one million New Zealanders believe that their lives will be better in 2021 – according to a separate Horizon report.

Thirty-one percent of Kiwis (that’s around 1,114,500) think this year will be an improvement on the last – with 44% predicting their lives will ultimately remain the same. Nineteen percent glumly foresee their lives being worse.

Regions which believe their wellbeing will improve the most include; Northland at 45%, Canterbury 37%, and Auckland 32%.

“Where they feel hardest hit financially, they also feel most optimistic about their lives becoming better, rather than worse, in the coming year,” added Horizon’s Principal, Graeme Colman.

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