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.