One in three (33%) people who quit their jobs do so because of their pay, new research has revealed.
A survey by Instantprint showed that childcare came second in the top 10 reasons for resigning, cited by a quarter (25%) of respondents, suggesting working parents may not be getting enough support in the workplace. This was followed by stress, health or wellbeing, noted by 23%.
The UK-based printer found that for 22% of the 1,000 employees polled, shift patterns or working hours was a key factor in quitting a role, while 19% said expenses such as travel, petrol and parking had played a part in their decision. Sickness or maternity policies, as well as moving location, were mentioned by 17%.
In ninth and tenth place in the list of top 10 reasons for quitting came not being challenged in the role and workplace bullying, both cited by 15% of respondents.
Commenting on the findings, Laura Mucklow, head of Instantprint, said: “We can see here, first hand, just how important it is to attract and retain employees. Employers need to make sure they’re doing everything they can to make sure their workplace is one that is as inviting, challenging, accommodating, and motivating as possible.”
In terms of leaving employment, the research further revealed that nearly half (47%) of respondents admitted they had previously quit a job via text, email, call or voicemail. Nearly three in 10 (29%) had walked out of work without returning, 28% claimed they had done a bad job on purpose and 22% did not return after maternity or paternity leave.
Almost one in five (17%) called in sick or used their holiday allowance, while 15% “ghosted” their manager or employer.