A job that has balance
EARLY childhood education is the ideal field in which to work for flexible working arrangements, work/life balance and job security.
The Randstad World of Work Report 2012 finds these employees are among the most satisfied in Australia, with healthy levels of happiness. More than half (54 per cent) of employees intending to stay with their current early childhood education organisation say good work/life balance and flexible work options are the primary reasons.
Yet employee retention is an escalating issue, with a third of employees intending to leave their job, citing a lack of opportunity for growth and development as the main reason.
That is almost three times the number who will leave because of an uncompetitive salary.
‘‘ This highlights the need for early childhood centres to work closely with employees to develop individual career paths and think creatively about how to offer opportunities for growth,’’ says Randstad operations director Christine Curphey.