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On the Move? Tech Workers Most Likely to Switch Jobs in 2016

More than half of employees in the UK Technology sector will be looking to move jobs in 2016, according to a new report.

Research by Investors in People found that IT & Tech professionals are more likely to be on the move than any other industry, with 58 per cent considering changing jobs, compared to 49% of the overall workforce.

Poor management is cited as the largest reason for discontent, with not feeling valued or being paid enough running a close second and third respectively.

When how their employer could make them happier, 13 per cent responded that they would simply like to be thanked more often, while nine per cent would request more flexible working hours and six per cent want a clearer view on their career progression within the company.

Reasons for you not to be happy in your job (%)


Source: Job Exodus Trends 2016

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, believes that companies are at risk of losing talented employees due to poor man management. He said: “Improved salaries over recent months mean that pay is less of a gripe for UK workers. But longstanding issues around poor management and how valued people feel in their work continue to make UK workers miserable. We know that bad leadership costs the UK £39bn a year.”

“Small things can make a big difference. Feeling valued, understanding their role in the organisation and how they can grow with an organisation are all big concerns for UK workers.”

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