Three out of five of us plan to change jobs in 2015

Three out of five of us plan to change jobs in 2015

Three in five people plan to move jobs in the next year, as the economy improves.

Research conducted by recruitment company Hays found many people were concerned over low pay and a lack of opportunity for career progression in their current job, and 58% of people said they would switch jobs in 2015.

Some key findings of the research include:

• 71% of employers said they had increased the number of employees in the past year, while 76% said they would be adding staff in 2015.

• 35% of employers have hired interns, while 30% had redeployed staff from one area to another.

• More than half of all employees - 54% - said they expected a pay increase in 2015. 48% expect t receive a bonus.

The report concludes that there is increased competition among employers for staff, who are seeking additional perks and benefits to achieve a work-life balance.

“The increased availability of jobs means employees now demand more than just a decent working environment and private health insurance from employers," said Richard Eardley, Managing Director of Hays.

"Now, employees are increasingly prioritising jobs with perks that cater to a better work-life balance, like additional holiday days, in addition to an attractive salary."

The survey was conducted among 2,900 people, including both employees and employers.

— Dave Molloy

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