Employees feel less secure
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.