Boomers to seek switch
BABY boomers are the most likely generation to switch employers in the next year, with 70 per cent planning to look for another position, a Kelly Services survey finds.
It compares to 67 per cent of Gen X and 64 per cent of Gen Y workers.
About half, or 52 per cent, of Australian workers surveyed in its Kelly Global Workforce Index say they are happy in their jobs.
Even fewer, or 41 per cent, say their current employment provides them with a sense of meaning.
Managing director Karen Colfer says many people who are unhappy in their jobs are actively searching for new opportunities.
‘‘ Others are reasonably content but are seeking greater engagement and meaning and are prepared to walk away from situations that are not providing it,’’ she says.
Being able to excel or develop was identified by 74 per cent of respondents as key to providing a sense of meaning, followed by connection with co-workers (51 per cent).