Pay Is the Main Reason Workers Change Jobs

      April 06, 2011 10:18

      Low pay is the chief reason workers change jobs, according to a survey of 2,057 employed people by job-search site Saramin published Tuesday. Some 68.5 percent said they have changed jobs in the past, and 41.5 percent of them said low pay was the top consideration.

      Other reasons were an uncertain future with an employer (34.6 percent), poor working conditions (29.7 percent), conflict with boss or colleagues (22.4 percent), and a lack of fringe benefits (22.4 percent).

      Among factors deciding what new jobs workers pick, salary was also key with 30.7 percent of respondents, followed by job compatibility (15.8 percent), corporate culture (14.2 percent), job description (14.1 percent) and working conditions (8.1 percent). Office workers tended to get a new job after three years, and the average worker moved companies 2.3 times.

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