Three in 10 office workers (29%) are considering moving jobs in the next year. Why? Well the research carried out by Robert Half show that this behaviour is driven by:
- The demand for a better work-life balance
- Higher remuneration
- Flexible working hours
And, it seems that candidates are confident in their job prospects. 32% believe that their skill set will be more desirable in the coming months and, 33% believe they will continue to receive multiple job offers with competitive salaries.
The three biggest factors employees cite as reasons for leaving their current role are:
- The desire for a better work-life balance (39%)
- Higher remuneration (38%)
- Flexible working hours (32%)
But age is a determining factor when looking at which segments of the workforce is most likely to move. Those between the ages of 16 and 24 are most likely (38%) to move jobs because they’d like to further advance their career (40%) and achieve a better work-life-balance (41%).
Only 28% of those aged over 35 said they would be likely to job hop.
16-24 year olds also places greater importance on corporate culture (19%) than higher remuneration (17%), highlighting the significance of a strong employer brand.
This research also reveals increased remuneration does not become the key motive for a job move until the age of 35+.