More Than Half of All Workers Believe Switching Employers Is the Key to Career Growth, According to Workplace Survey by Kelly Services®
The KGWI examines issues of job mobility and career progression as part of a shift to a more autonomous and empowered workforce. Nearly 170,000 people across all generations in 30 countries, including the
In spite of the lingering uncertainty in the economy, more than two-thirds (69 percent) of respondents say that if they did change jobs, they would be in a good position to negotiate a similar or better position. The highest level of confidence is in APAC (72 percent) and the
The survey reflects a changing attitude from workers, with more seeking to gain new experiences and skills with multiple employers.
As a sign of the new sense of self-reliance and autonomy seen in today's workforce, nearly half of all workers (49 percent) say that even when they are happy in a job, they actively look for better job opportunities or evaluate the job market.
The results also show:
- Almost three-quarters (70 percent) consider work experience with multiple employers to be an asset to their career growth and advancement
- The idea of a 'career-for-life' with one employer is regarded as "relevant" by one-third of respondents (31 percent). This notion of a "one-employer career" is stronger in the
Americas(49 percent) than in APAC (29 percent) and EMEA (21 percent). Employees with professional and technical skills are less attracted to the idea of a career-for-life with one employer (28 percent) than other workers (35 percent).
Complete findings are published in a new report, The Autonomous and Empowered Workforce. For more information about the Kelly Global Workforce Index and key regional and generational findings, please visit the Kelly®
About the Kelly Global Workforce Index™
The Kelly Global Workforce Index is an annual survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace from a generational viewpoint. Approximately 170,000 people from the
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