As we begin 2022, and, as many people resolve to make their year better, the biggest change they may be considering is their career. There are many factors that play into the decision to make a career change, from lack of job satisfaction or security, to finding a position that values you as an employee.
According to a recent study by Ipsos, conducted for Randstad Canada, 43% of Canadians are considering a new career in 2022. This means, four out of every 10 employees are ready for a change.
“What the survey tells us is that a large number of employees do not want to be tied down to their current place of employment, are looking for new opportunities and want to see if the grass is greener in other organizations,” said Patrick Poulin, group president of Randstad Canada.
Along with these reasons, and the surge of a new wave of the Omnicron Variant, many people do not wish to return to the office. Further, employees no longer want to punch a clock which includes the traditional hours of 9am-5pm. The survey discovered that 53% of those who are currently working remotely will be happy to return to the workplace, while 30% say they would be unhappy. Of the respondents, 17% stated a return to the office would lead them to pursue a new job.
As the health and well-being of family becomes an increasing priority for many employees, individuals are seeking jobs that will help them feel not only secure financially, but suits their lifestyle. Therefore, those businesses unwilling to support the choices of their employees, may find an increasing number of staff that will seek alternative employment.
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