(Australian Associated Press)
About half of Australia’s workers will probably be looking for a new job in the next year because they’re disengaged.
A survey of 1000 full and part-time employees, as well as the self-employed, examined job satisfaction, technology, productivity and general health.
The Snapshot of Australian Workplaces, commissioned by global think-tank Reventure Ltd, found that disengagement was driving 49 per cent of those surveyed to eye off a new job.
The top reasons: employees were unhappy with leadership, didn’t feel like their job was meaningful or it didn’t utilise their strengths.
Conversely, job security, flexible arrangements, a sense of purpose and competitive pay and benefits made people more likely to stay.
Women tended to be more concerned with these than men.
WHO WAS SURVEYED:
* 57 per cent full-timers
* 33 per cent part-timers
* 10 per cent self-employed
WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT THEIR JOBS:
* 72 per cent look for purpose and meaning through work
* 71 per cent believe their boss has vision and direction
* 49 per cent will likely look for new job within the year
* 44 per are extremely or very satisfied at work
* 35 per cent say poor leadership is most stressful workplace issue
HOW PRODUCTIVE ARE THEY?
* 50 per cent have experienced at least one serious incident or conflict in the past six months
* 43 per cent usually work at peak productivity
IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY
* 54 per cent of millennials (late teens to early 30s) experience technology-related stress
* At least 40 per cent rely on technology for more than three-quarters of their job
* 65 per cent say new technologies shape how their work is defined and completed
* 29 per cent experience high stress often or sometimes