Millions of workers have quit their jobs in the past year due to lack of motivation and progress, overwork – and rude bosses.
A study of 2,000 adults found that nearly one in five had quit a job without choice in the past 12 months alone, with more than 22% having done so in the past five years.
One in ten of them have quit their most recent job in the past six months, and an additional 16% plan to leave within the next year.
Among the top 30 reasons to do so include improper working hours with non-work commitments and management’s disregard for employee welfare.
Up to 42% raised their concerns with the employer before deciding to leave, but 30% of them said the result was no change.
The study was commissioned by employee experience platform Edenred and also discovered what makes people want to stay at work, including having manageable workloads, flexible working hours, and a Support line managers appreciate their work.
A quarter of respondents admitted that they had stayed at their current company longer than they would have liked because of the pandemic.
Commuting to work, an outdated workplace, and a job that is simply boring are also some of the top reasons why workers leave.
Alisdair Seenan, chief human resources officer at Edenred, said: “From the research it is clear that the work landscape is changing rapidly and it is likely that this will continue into 2022.
“The top 30 reasons are a clear indication to employers of what they may need to change or improve to keep key employees away, especially when results show that many have plan to leave their jobs next year.
“We believe that employers invest time and resources in helping employees cope with the challenges they may face in 2022, such as rising costs of living and rising costs of living. The pandemic continues to disrupt the workplace, attracting and retaining the best people.”
The study of working adults also found that the ‘7-year itch’ holds true for work, as this is the average length of time people hold a certain role before moving on to another.
But 43 per cent believe there is now a ‘major resignation’ going on in the UK with a record number of people leaving.
Similarly, 64% acknowledged that the Covid-19 pandemic had an impact on their decision to leave their job – with half of them realizing they did not want to continue in their current role.
More than 47% of those polled via OnePoll left their job earlier than planned due to the situation and one in five said they realize how short life is and therefore want one. that they love.
4 out of 10 people know of someone, not including themselves, who quit during the pandemic.
Although nearly two-thirds feel their employer has supported them well over the past few months, many believe there is still room for improvement when it comes to financial wellbeing (38%) and mental health (34). %).
Nine out of 10 people feel work/life balance is important to their happiness at work, but less than half believe their current employer understands how important this is.
Worryingly, only 18% agree their employer understands their employees’ needs and only 37% feel that their boss supports them in their development.
Alisdair Seenan added: “Many employers have increased employee support during shutdowns with a greater focus on employee well-being and recognition.
“This study highlights further opportunities for employers based on the changes they have made to their work model to retain good employees and help them thrive at work.
“It’s a golden opportunity for good recruiters to stand out from the competition.”
Top 30 reasons people leave their last jobs
- It’s not motivation
- I feel overworked
- Management doesn’t care about my health
- I don’t like the atmosphere
- Pay less than I want
- I have a rude boss
- There is no room for progress
- It was boring
- It’s not the career I want
- I’ve been there too long
- Working hours don’t fit my lifestyle
- I don’t like my day job
- Going to work is a pain
- I don’t feel welcome
- I worked overtime without getting paid
- No bonuses or perks
- I moved city
- I didn’t fit in with my team
- No training
- Outdated workplace
- I have moved further away from work
- I was denied vacation when I asked for it
- They don’t take the pandemic/lockdown seriously
- I was scouted by another company
- I was forced to return to work after locking the door and working from home
- Missing days off allowed
- They don’t let me go part-time when I ask
- No car parking
- I decided to go back to my education
- I changed the country
For those who feel working from home makes them happier and more productive, The Sun explains whether your boss can turn down your work-from-home request.
Another approach to keeping employees happy and motivated is to reduce the workweek to four days – here it is. List of UK companies only work four days a week.
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