In a workforce survey carried out by Job Changer in late April 2018, 55% of respondents indicated they feel they are not valued at all at work or at best only valued some of the time. Furthermore, almost 48% believe they cannot reach their potential at work. The survey results clearly show that a lot of members of the workforce are unhappy in their current jobs.
Frank Hynes, CEO at Job Changer believes these statistics should also be of concern to employers when we realise that feeling valued is a key indicator of job performance. Frank claims that there is considerable evidence worldwide that employees who feel valued are more likely to be engaged in their work, feel satisfied and therefore be more motivated to do a good job.
According to Victor Lipman, writing in Forbes Magazine in 2017, 66% of employees would quit if they feel unappreciated. It is no wonder then in the Job Changer study that 31% of respondents indicated they would not reapply for their current job if they were in a position to do so. Furthermore, 36% of respondents indicated they would not refer a friend to seek work at the company where they now work.
It should come as little surprise then that when people were asked to rate how happy they are on a scale of one to ten, with ten being very happy, the average score given was 5.6 out of 10. This is a very low rating for something at which we spend so much of our time.
Survey participants were also asked to consider hypothetically if they were to quit their job what would they suggest the reason would be. While financial reasons, lack of opportunity for career progression and lack of opportunity to reach their potential were rated as major reasons for quitting, 26% suggested stress, over work and work / life balance related issues would be the main reason for quitting.
Frank points out that if you are unhappy at work for whatever reason it will impact negatively on your private and personal life. You get one shot at life. You are the main person that can do something about your situation. Isn’t it time to take back control?
Help is available
Job Changer was established to help people who are unhappy with their current career and who want change but do not know what to do about it. It also offers help to those out of work and trying to ensure they target jobs that are right for them. The CEO has himself has worked for 27 years in the public service, going through many changes throughout his career. He eventually left his secure job behind to follow his passion. Job Changer’s purpose is to help you find your passion, a career that you will love and are passionate about, allowing you enjoy a great life / work balance. This may well involve identifying a career progression path with the company where you currently work or it may involve changing to another business, career or even turn to self-employment.
Job Changer runs workshops to help people get on the right path to finding their true passion. You, the participant will be taken on a step by step journey to find what is right for you.
The next workshop will take place at the Connacht Hotel Galway on Saturday, 12th May 2018, from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. Why not join us and let us help you get to where you want to be. It could be a major turning point in your life. (Register here),
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