60% of workers consider job change

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Nearly 60% of workers are considering changing jobs during 2015, a new survey has claimed, with more than three-quarters of firms looking to increase their staff numbers.

The new findings come from specialist recruitment firm, Hays Ireland, which has also warned that companies need to effectively up their game when it comes to attracting top talent.

According to Richard Eardley, Hays Ireland’s managing director employers with less appealing job perks risk being overlooked in an increasingly competitive jobs market and must do more to offer a complete work-life package to prospective employees.

“Ireland’s recovering economy has created multiple opportunities for candidates. The increased availability of jobs means employees now demand more than just a decent working environment and private health insurance from employers. Now, employees are increasingly prioritising jobs with perks that cater for a better work-life balance, like additional holiday days, in addition to an attractive salary,” he said.

The survey also shows that more than 50% of employees expect a pay rise next year, while 48% anticipate a bonus; and 25% expect a promotion.

“Moving into 2015, employers need to be conscious of the changing demands of employees…employers that respond to these create a happier, more dedicated workforce, and will reap the benefits of improved productivity,” Mr Eardley added.

In the past 12 months, 71% of employers have increased their staff levels, while 76% plan to do likewise in 2015.


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