An industry body has advised that the key to retaining a company's best performers during the current economic slump is to ensure they feel that they are making progress.
Head of campaigns at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Nigel Stanley said "common sense" dictates that people will look for alternative positions if they feel unhappy in their roles.
Mr Stanley also added that though promotions cannot apply to every single employee, the sense that they are making some kind of progress is something employees "value".
He added: "People want to develop new skills and grow in their job. Feeling stuck, bored and not having your talents recognised is always a recipe for poor morale."
A recent poll undertaken on the TUC's behalf discovered that 24 per cent of respondents claimed they were dissatisfied with their jobs, with 11 million workers companioning that an increased workload had contributed to this.