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60% of UK workers unhappy in their jobs

Six in 10 UK workers are not happy in their current jobs, according to research by Investors in People (IIP).

IIP’s annual Jobs Exodus survey also found that there has been a 10% increase in people who say they are considering moving jobs since the start of 2014.

Lack of job satisfaction is cited as the number one reason for wanting to change roles, with almost half (48%) believing they would be more satisfied elsewhere.

Pay is the second most common factor in wanting to move (44%), while feeling valued at work by leadership teams is also rated as important (30%).

More men (59%) are considering moving jobs than women (56%), according to the research.

IIP head Paul Devoy hailed signs of a more active job market. “As the UK economy warms up staff are thinking about where their career is headed, and are aware of the opportunities out there,” he said.

“Employers must carefully consider what they offer staff; an active jobs market can be a blessing to those who raise the standard of how they treat, train and develop their people.”