59% Indian employees surveyed may hop jobs in next 5 years: Study

Last Updated: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 18:13

New Delhi: More than half of the Indian employees surveyed expect to switch their jobs within the next five years for better growth opportunities, says a report.
     
According to a survey by global workforce solutions leader Kelly Service -- Kelly Global Workforce Index – 59 percent of Indian employees surveyed expect to switch careers within the next five years due to money and lifestyle issues.
     
The survey, which was carried out among over 2,000 Indian employees, noted that the main cause, cited by 36 percent of the respondents for change in career is the need for improved work-life balance.
    
Twenty three percent employees said that they would hop their job for higher income, while 21 percent said changing personal interests could drive them to do so.
    
"The new career change trends, which we are witnessing clearly demonstrate higher appetite for risk among employees as well as today's employees are becoming less tolerant to expectation mismatch," Kelly Services (India) Managing Director Kamal Karanth said.
     
Many respondents said that they believe they could resume their career at the same level after taking a break for maternity/paternity leave, illness or extended holidays.

PTI

First Published: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 18:13

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