In a recent report from CV Library more than 39% of UK workers dislike their current job. In a market where talent shortages dominate the headlines and create continuing challenges for talent acquisition professionals is this something that needs some attention? Without any doubt there are some reasons that sit behind this headline that are very fixable but that needs proactive action or you might start to see a growth in resignations come January. I can't avoid the old cliche of "New Year, New Career" which might well be a thought that crosses the mind of some this 39% if there is no change. The cost to recruit is often far greater than what it takes to recognise talent and make them "feel" valued as this is so often not just about money.
The survey also sought to understand why workers were so unhappy in their current roles, identifying the main cause as feeling undervalued (48.8%). Other reasons include not being in the role they want (47.9%), working at a company with a poor culture (34.8%), being underpaid (29.3%) and being bored at work (28.6%).