2014-01-29 14:12:20 Source: SBS Original URL Nikiedit

A survey shows that nearly two-thirds of Australian employees are actively or passively looking for new jobs, even for many industries, new job opportunities are becoming fewer and fewer.

According to this survey of more than 4600 employees conducted by recruitment agency Hudson, approximately 64% of Australian employees are actively or passively looking for new jobs.

Most people looking for a new job want a higher salary, while others are looking for a more interesting position and an organization that will make them happy.

However, the job market continues to tighten. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that the unemployment rate reached 12% in December last year. Some economists predict that the unemployment rate will rise to 5.8% by the end of 2014.

The Hudson survey shows that seven out of ten Australian employers have adopted a large-scale internal reform plan in the past 12 months to improve efficiency and cut spending in challenging market conditions.

At the same time, the survey found that nearly 46% of employers said they worked longer than a year ago.

Mark Steyen, president of Hudson Asia Pacific, said that lower levels of employee satisfaction are a problem that employers face. “Many employees work longer hours and work harder, but feel that their current positions are less secure and are looking for new opportunities.”

"Enterprises may face a triple cost situation: the loss caused by alienated employees, the cost of employee turnover, and the loss of key talent."

(SBS)