As the recession eases and companies are starting to hire again, many organizations are worried about losing their top talent, according to a survey.
The survey by online job board CareerBuilder found 32 per cent of employers are concerned about losing high-performing workers in the second quarter.
These fears seem to be justified with 33 per cent of workers saying they will likely start looking for a new job when the economy picks up.
Increased workloads, longer hours and fewer resources related to the recession may be contributing to higher job dissatisfaction. Workers reported the following:
• 32 per cent are dissatisfied with their pay, up from 29 per cent during the same period last year
• 22 per cent are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their work-life balance
• 27 per cent are dissatisfied with the career advancement opportunities provided by their current employers.
Workers are looking for the following attributes in a new job:
• good career advancement opportunities (60 per cent)
• good work culture (57 per cent)
• less stressful work environment (45 per cent)
• sense of ownership in their position, that they can make a difference (42 per cent)
• camaraderie, more family-like work environment (34 per cent).
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