Due to a lack of motivation – and rude bosses – millions of workers have quit their jobs in the last year.
Over the last year, millions of workers have quit their jobs due to a lack of motivation and advancement, overwork, and rude bosses.
A survey of 2,000 adults found that nearly a fifth had left their job due to personal reasons in the previous 12 months, with another 22% having done so in the previous five years.
One out of every ten of them has left in the last six months, with another 16% planning to leave in the coming year.
Working hours that don’t fit with outside commitments and management that isn’t interested in employee well-being are two of the top 30 reasons for quitting.
Before deciding to leave, up to 42% of employees voiced their concerns to their bosses, but only 30% said their situation improved as a result.
The study, which was commissioned by employee experience platform Edenred, also revealed what made people want to stay in a job, such as a manageable workload, flexible hours, and a supportive line manager who values their work.
Because of the pandemic, a quarter of those polled admitted to staying at their current job longer than they wanted.
Other common reasons for employee departure include a long commute, an outdated workplace, and a job that is simply boring.
“It’s clear from the study that the job landscape is changing rapidly, and it’s likely that this will continue in 2022,” Alisdair Seenan, HR Director at Edenred, said.
The top 30 reasons provide employers with a clear indication of what they may need to change or improve in order to avoid losing key employees.
Edenred HR Director Alisdair Seenan
“The top 30 reasons provide employers with a clear indication of what they may need to change or improve in order to keep key employees from leaving, especially since the results show that many plan to leave in the next year.”
“We believe that employers who invest time and resources to help employees deal with the challenges they may face in 2022, such as rising living costs and the pandemic disrupting the working environment, will attract and retain the best people.”
The “seven-year itch” holds true when it comes to jobs, according to the study of adults who have ever worked.
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The top 30 reasons are a clear indication to employers about what they may need to change or improve in order to keep vital staff from leaving