by Boyce Recruitment on January 6, 2014

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Majority of workers looking for new jobs want to change company

Of those looking for a new job this year, 79 per cent of workers will plan to look at a role at a different company altogether, a new study has shown.

According to data from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), a further one in ten employees thinking about changing jobs wants to start their own business instead, reports hrmagazine.co.uk.

In fact, over the next 12 months, one fifth of workers are looking to switch jobs and 31 per cent are unsure whether they will stay in their current position or not. In comparison, just 13 per cent of workers were planning to looking for a new job during the same period last year, reports telegraph.co.uk.

Charles Elvin, ILM chief executive, noted that it wasn’t unusual for people to rethink their career choices in the New Year.

“Our findings show that UK employees are beginning to reassess the job market and look into a range of new opportunities, from starting a new job to developing a new business,” he explained. “As many workers like to make a change at this time of year, it is important that organisations adapt to this phase by offering the chance to learn new skills and opportunities to progress wherever possible.”

When asked why they want to leave their current roles, 16 per cent responded that they feel undervalued by their employer. Moreover, 31 per cent wanted to gain a better work-life balance.