Jobseekers want more pay, greater career opportunities and better home working options, research has revealed.
The Job Satisfaction Survey study by Lanes Group of more than 2,000 UK workers explored the most sought-after benefits and incentives when people look for a new role.
The employer found that 40% want better salaries and career opportunities, while a third (33%) are interested in more home working options.
The most popular reasons given by respondents for why they left their previous role include not having enough flexible hours or opportunities to work from home (38%) and low wages (30%). These were followed by dissatisfaction or disinterest in their work, cited by 28% of those surveyed.
Debi Bell, head of HR Services of Lanes Group, said: “This demonstrates that UK employers need to be doing more to inspire real passion and commitment in their workforce. In many cases, they can do so simply by listening to their staff and providing them with the flexibility and long-term career opportunities they are looking for.”
The survey also discovered that around two-thirds (67%) of employees believe “quiet quitting” very much or somewhat describes their current attitude to work, while 69% think the same is true of their co-workers. Despite this, 78% said they were happy or very happy in their current positions.
Additionally, less than a third (32%) claim to have a manageable level of stress at work and, if given a chance, a quarter (25%) would be keen to change roles while 41% would potentially move jobs in the next 12 months.
Bell added: “Although most UK workers are largely satisfied in their current roles, the fact that so many people are ‘quiet quitting’ suggests that they are not fully engaged with their work. Additionally, the survey showed that 66% of respondents are either keen or potentially willing to change jobs within a year, showing that many of these professionals are considering their future career options.”