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More Than a Quarter of Workers Plan to Change Jobs this Year, According to Survey


Whether it is confidence in the slowly improving economy or a need for a higher salary or a better work/life balance, workers are planning to changes jobs before the end of the year, according to a survey. Twenty-six per cent of full-time employees plan to change jobs in 2014; additionally 23 per cent haven’t decided if they will stay with their current employer or pursue another.

The national survey was conducted online in January 2014 and included a representative sample of 1,000 employees across industries and company sizes. While 43 per cent of workers report that they are not actively looking for new employment, they would be open to a new job if a good opportunity presented itself.