Boomers to seek switch

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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).

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