Promotion prospects worse now than five years ago

• A study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found that more than a
quarter of staff believe their promotion prospects are worse than five years
ago.

The study, Job Security and Work Intensification, says the decrease is in
spite of large numbers of employees reporting an increase in their job skills.

One possible explanation for the figures is the delayering of hierarchies in
organisations, which has reduced promotion prospects for staff.

In total, 39 per cent of respondents are dissatisfied with their promotion
opportunities.

Forty-one per cent said that, given the opportunity, they would change their
position in the organisation.

A further 75 per cent of those questioned said their responsibilities have
increased over the five years.

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