Almost two-thirds of Kiwi employees plan to leave their job within the next year, according to recruitment company Randstad.
In its World of Work Report – which surveyed 1620 New Zealanders, including 970 employees and 650 employers – 61% want to change jobs, up from 33% a year ago.
Randstad New Zealand's director Paul Robinson says this is a sign of a strengthening economy.
"Employees are considerably more optimistic about the opportunities the New Year will bring compared with 2012, which was due to the economy hitting a number of speed bumps earlier this year.
"When the economy shows signs of instability we generally see reduced worker mobility and it's natural in times of uncertainty for workers to tread a cautious path and stick with what they know."
The survey shows younger workers are the most secure in their jobs, with 21% of Generation Y employees feeling less secure than they did in 2011.
Conversely, 40% of mature employees feel more vulnerable in their present position.
The report also gives the most common reasons why people want to move: 40% of those planning to leave cite a lack of professional growth opportunities, while 16% say it is because of an uncompetitive salary.
Eight percent want to leave because they are not suited to the job and another 8% cite a bad relationship with their manager.
This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags
- Salt backs attempted coup at NPT
- Cathay Pacific lands first scheduled A350 service at Auckland Airport
- MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares drop; TradeMe, A2 Milk fall while Summerset, Intueri gain
- NZ dollar falls as rising US bond yields drive up greenback
- Top five mistakes businesses make when entering a new market
Most listened to
- Zespri's Carol Ward talks about market challenges and innovation.
- Vanguard’s Robin Bowerman on the cluster bomb controversy
- In Editor's Insight, Nevil Gibson explains how revenue from streaming of music has doubled in a year
- BNZ CEO Anthony Healy on dairy lending and the bank's annual results
- NZ Oil & Gas chairman Rodger Finlay on exploration, capital and appointing a permanent CEO