Indians looking for job change frequently: Survey
A considerable portion of Indian employees are unhappy with their current jobs and 60% of them are planning to look for a new job with another employer within a year, says a survey.delhi Updated: Apr 19, 2012 19:02 IST
A considerable portion of Indian employees are unhappy with their current jobs and 60% of them are planning to look for a new job with another employer within a year, says a survey.
According to the survey by global workforce solutions provider Kelly Services, 30% of Indian employees are frequently thinking about quitting and 60% are planning to look for a new job with another employer within a year.
"Employees have experienced a great deal of economic uncertainty and as a result, are restless regarding future career goals. Unless employers can offer meaningful work and ongoing opportunities for growth, many employees feel it is in their best interest to keep their careers in a perpetual state of motion," Kelly Services India Managing Director Kamal Karanth said.
Interestingly, despite the signs of job restlessness, 68% of Indian respondents say they are happy in their jobs, one of the highest scores across the 30 countries.
"We see many people who are unhappy in their jobs and are actively searching for new opportunities. Others are reasonably content but are seeking greater engagement and meaning, hence preparing to walk away from situations that are not providing it," Karanth added.
The findings are part of the survey results from the latest Kelly Global Workforce Index, an annual survey by Kelly Services. Around 1,70,000 people in 30 countries participated in the survey, including 6,500 in India.
When considering one position over another, respondents cited personal fulfillment and personal growth as the two most important considerations - both of these attributes exceeded compensation and benefits, the report said.
The report further noted that more than half (57%) use social media networks when making career or employment decisions.