UK workers 'most likely to quit'

03-11-2006

UK workers 'most likely to quit'
British employees are more likely to be thinking about quitting their jobs than their European counterparts.

As many as one in four employees in the UK are thinking about leaving their jobs, according to research from consultants ISR, with a lack of employee development seeming to be one of the major reasons for this.

This is compared to just 12 per cent of Italian employees and ten per cent of German workers thinking about leaving their jobs.

All this could be harming the financial performance of Britain, the report claims, with organisations finding it hard to motivate and keep their best staff.

UK and French workers were the least likely of the eight major European economies surveyed to feel that their company was doing a good job retaining its most talented people, with less than half (46 per cent) of Brits thinking that they were.

"Our research suggests that a workplace culture in which people can maximise their potential is still largely absent," said senior project director as ISR, Nick Tatchell.

"Without it, there is high risk that people will either put minimum levels of effort into their job, or look for opportunities elsewhere."


Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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