Em­ploy­ees feel less se­cure

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MOST pro­fes­sion­als are pre­pared to change jobs if the op­por­tu­nity is there to do so, a sur­vey finds.

Re­cruit­ment con­sul­tancy Robert Wal­ters has found 83 per cent of pro­fes­sion­als would change roles, de­spite al­most 60 per cent ad­mit­ting global fi­nan­cial pres­sures make them feel less se­cure about the em­ploy­ment mar­ket.

A fur­ther 62 per cent would be con­cerned about be­ing able to find a new job if they were sud­denly un­em­ployed.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor James Ni­chol­son says the find­ings in­di­cate that peo­ple are cau­tious but they are still open to bet­ter em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

‘‘ In spite of the doom and gloom eco­nomic re­ports, peo­ple are still will­ing to make a move if that will make them hap­pier pro­fes­sion­ally,’’ he says.

‘‘ It sup­ports pre­vi­ous re­search we’ve done that in­di­cates, as a whole, the work­force in Australia tends to in­vest more care into work/ life bal­ance and ca­reer pro­gres­sion, rather than the fi­nan­cial side of their jobs.’’

The sur­vey also re­vealed that pro­fes­sion­als cited changes in in­ter­nal struc­ture as the work­place event that would make them feel most in­se­cure in their job, fol­lowed by mar­ket fluc­tu­a­tions and feed­back from their man­ager.

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