3 out of 5 Workers Want More Pay or Better Boss for 2017

Posted by Nicole Williams on 03 January 2017

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Three out of five workers will consider looking for a new job in 2017, in order to seek higher pay or a better boss according to a new study.

Research by Investors in People highlighted how poor management has left many workers feeling unhappy.

A survey of over 1,000 workers found that one in ten believed that the jobs market has improved since a year ago.

One in four were actively looking for a new job, with the biggest issue being pay, followed by poor management and not feeling valued.

Over one in three wanted more flexible hours over a decent pay rise.

Paul Devoy of Investors in People, said: "We were expecting to see British workers planning to stay put in the face of economic uncertainty, but we've seen exactly the opposite - a significant rise in people seeking to move employers in 2017 and a jump in jobs confidence.”

"Workers are telling us they want to move for better pay, better management and flexible working. This sends a clear message to British business to invest in your people or risk losing them.”

A separate study by employment group Reed confirmed that many workers are preparing to switch employers in 2017.

This survey was on over 2,000 workers and found that many wanted a better work-life balance or chance to improve their skills.