Four in ten staff may quit over lack of motivation

The age old adage of being overworked, underpaid, and a lack of career guidance is impacting on staff motivational levels in the UK, new research has indicated.

A survey commissioned by Investors in People found that 43% of respondents are considering leaving their job in the next 12 months, largely as a result of being demotivated in their current role.

Nearly half of respondents (44%) said their employer has failed to continue supporting their career development beyond their initial induction period, while three in 10 said they felt unsupported by their managers.

Simon Jones, chief executive at Investors in People UK, said that support from managers and “effective” feedback was vital when it comes to mapping out career paths and identifying relevant training and development.

“Without it, employees are likely to drift and depart rather than stay engaged with their organisation’s objectives.

“This research reveals a worrying picture, not only because such a significant proportion of UK employees are demotivated, but because it suggests that valuable employees may be heading for the door,” he said.




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