Dream job beats pay
ALMOST half of professional workers are willing to take a pay cut to move into their dream profession, research from specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Walters finds.
The survey of more than 1000 workers reveals 46 per cent would take any pay cut to move into their preferred profession.
Two-thirds, or 67 per cent, were willing to lose up to $5000 from their salary, with 18 per cent willing to take a cut of up to $10,000 and 15 per cent willing to lose more than $10,000.
Director Michelle Cottrell says remuneration ranks highly in importance for the average professional but is rarely top of the list.
‘‘ This research shows that most professionals are willing to sacrifice pay to be in a role they enjoy and are engaged in,’’ she says.
‘‘ Organisations should keep this in mind when searching for new talent and retaining their current teams.
‘‘ To keep your best professionals you must offer attractive benefits, progression and projects that will keep employees engaged.’’