Shock data reveals 38% of Aussies will quit their jobs this year

Surprising new data has revealed 38% of Australians plan to quit their jobs and look for a new one within the next 12 months.

According to the findings from recruitment company Hays, another 39% of the more than 3,800 employees surveyed said they are open to new opportunities.

The revelation was due to a number of reasons, with a “lack of promotional opportunities” topping the list.


An “uncompetitive salary” came in as the second reason people wanted to leave their jobs for something new, while other factors included a “poor management style or workplace culture”.

A lack of new challenges, concerns about job security and poor training and development were also among the reasons listed.

“Financial year end, like New Year, is also a seasonal peak time of the year for people to review whether they should stay or change jobs,” Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia & New Zealand said.

“For employers, this movement of people will add to their staff retention challenges, which are already heightened in response to a gap in salary increase expectations between organisations and their employees”.

Interestingly, the survey also found that only 46% of those interviewed were satisfied with their current job, while 55% were satisfied with their manager.

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