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Wednesday 22 February 2012

Work/life balance 'the key reason for moving jobs'

Achieving a better work/life balance is one of the key reasons why UK workers move jobs, according to the latest industry survey.

Research carried out by Robert Half reveals that 29 per cent of HR executives in the UK cited work-life balance as the primary motivation for employees leaving their company for other opportunities.

Remuneration remains the top reason for workers switching jobs, with 32 per cent of UK staff reporting this as the primary factor in their decision to leave a role.

Phil Sheridan, managing director of Robert Half UK, said the work/life balance topic has always been highly debated – with many employees looking for ways to balance both professional and personal commitments.

"Companies looking to attract and retain the best staff need to stop focusing solely on remuneration but on other aspects of the work-life environment which are important to employees, such as career development and flexible working," he added.

The survey polled thousands of workers across the planet and found that only Chile (32 per cent) had a higher proportion of people citing work/life balance as their reason for switching a job, compared to the UK.

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Source: The Sales Executive News

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