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Fewer employees seen planning job changes, poll says

Workers seek better pay at new positions, but most see sluggish local economy as risky

Fewer employees seen planning job changes, poll says

Fewer workers have indicated an intention to change jobs at the end of this year in light of the risk of doing so in a sluggish economy, according to the results of a recent survey released yesterday by an online employment services provider.
The survey by 104 Job Bank revealed that only 28.1 percent of the respondents are certain about leaving their present positions after the Chinese New Year, marking a decrease of 25.8 percentage points compared with the results of a similar survey conducted at the same time last year.
While only 2.4 percent of respondents said they had already found a new job, 37.5 percent said they have no intention of changing jobs immediately but will pay close attention to new job opportunities.
Another 15.1 percent of respondents said they have no intention of quitting their present jobs, with 43.6 percent of those workers believing it would be highly risky to give up their jobs when the economy is sluggish.
Other reasons mentioned by the respondents included that they maintain good partnerships with their present colleagues and that they do not want to give up the benefits and annual leave they enjoy in their present jobs. Only 17.1 percent said they are staying because they are very satisfied with their salary.
On the biggest advantages of changing jobs, 32.9 percent of the respondents who have changed jobs before mentioned that they received higher pay from their new jobs, 21 percent said their new jobs were more interesting and 17.7 percent said the benefits and annual leave offered by their new employers better fitted their needs.
However, 18.3 percent of respondents said they did not benefit from their new jobs because the working conditions were worse than those of their previous jobs.
While job-changers received a 13.6 percent increase in their salaries from each job change on average, approximately 30 percent of job changers saw no change in their salaries.
Among workers born in the 1980s, who are generally considered to display lower employment stability, 44.4 percent saw their salaries level off or decrease after a job change.


Updated : 2021-05-08 03:55 GMT+08:00