Wednesday, May 2, 2012

One in three Malaysian workers plans to change jobs

Back in February, we shared with you two articles on job-hopping: Costly job hopping, anyone? and Job loyalty: not a priority. Most recently, according to The Star Online, we discovered that many Malaysian workers are planning to switch jobs within the next year following a survey.

The findings of a survey by Kelly Glo­-bal Workforce Index (KGWI), in which nearly 170,000 people from 30 countries took part, including 4,500 Malaysians, found that 58% of Malaysians intend to look for greener pastures over the next few months.

“Many employees have become disengaged from their work, with less than half feeling valued by their employers. More than one in three say they frequent­­ly think about quitting,” said Kelly Services Singapore and Malaysia managing director Melissa Norman.

Journalist P.Aruna highlights that, those aged 19 to 30 (Gen Y) and 31 to 48 (Gen X) are more likely to switch jobs, with 59% from both generations planning to quit within the next year. Poor management was cited as one of the leading causes of this rising phenomenon.

“Many are unhappy in their jobs and are actively looking for new opportunities,” said Norman, adding that even those who were contented in their jobs were seeking greater engagement and “meaning” from their work. “Unless employers can offer meaningful work and ongoing opportunities for growth, many feel it is in their best interest to keep their careers in a perpetual state of motion,” said Norman.

Via The Star Online