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Employees plan to change jobs

Thursday January 08, 2015 Written by 
More than four in five employees plan to pursue new career opportunities in 2015.

This finding is from a new poll by Right Management, and indicates that many members of the workforce are dissatisfied with their careers. This points to the need for organizations to provide more options for career development.

"The improving economy brings about a renewed job confidence, which results in increased interest in career mobility," said Bram Lowsky, executive vice-president and global leader of career management with Right Management. "This requires employers to rethink how they motivate and challenge their employees to keep them engaged."

According to the poll, only five per cent of employees intend to stay in their current position, while eight per cent indicate they would opportunistically make a change in 2015 and are already networking.

"Although actual turnover rates are much lower, the desire to look for new challenges should serve as a red flag for organizations that want to retain employees," said Lowsky. "It's clear, organizations must improve career development options internally so they don't lose talent."

Right Management surveyed 665 employees in Canada and the U.S. via an online poll that ran from Nov. 27 to Dec. 11, 2014.

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