Majority of British workforce have "itchy feet"

More than three-quarters of UK workers know or suspect that colleagues are on the lookout for a new job, according to research from Investors in People.

The research, which surveyed more than 1,600 UK employees, also says that one-fifth (19%) of employees are unhappy in their current job, with a further 33% feeling unsure and considering their future. Apparently, when workers do leave their employers the main reasons are believed to be based on the following:

1) Better pay/benefits elsewhere (39%)

2) New challenges (33%)

3) Opportunities for career progression/promotion (28%)

4) Lack of recognition for current contribution (20%)

5) Lack of development opportunities in current role (20%)

In other words, unresolved and/or unresolvable conflict between employee and employer. See Employers urged to focus on motivation to maintain productivity (Dan Thomas, Personnel Today) for more details.

Work-related Blogs and News got a brief mention in The Times last week - see Web Watch.

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