NOTTINGHAM, England, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Will your office have that empty feeling come the New Year? If so, it could be because most of your co-workers don't trust the boss and want to move on, says social media-based recruitment specialist staffbay.com.
A new survey by staffbay.com finds that over 87 percent of people will be looking for a new job in 2014 – and in what will come as unwelcome news to bosses and HR teams around the land, more than half of them find their current boss untrustworthy.
The figures come as a stark warning for bosses as we enter what is traditionally one of the busiest times for employees changing jobs. staffbay.com is calling on bosses to do their homework on employees and get to them know them better – or else risk losing them to a rival.
The staffbay.com survey asked 15,000 jobseekers whether they were looking for a new job over the next 12 months. A massive 87.2 percent said they wanted to leave their current role. Asked why, a staggering 52.6 percent of respondents said it was because they didn't trust their boss.
Tony Wilmot, co-founder of staffbay.com, said: "The figures from our employment survey should act as a wake-up call to employers out there who might come back after Christmas to find a lot of empty desks.
"They should ask themselves – do they really know their staff? Do they really know, for example, that according to staffbay.com figures, 87 percent of them will look online for a new job. Perhaps they don't know their employees well enough, because most of them want to move on.
"What this survey shows us is that there is a breakdown between employee and employer – many of the respondents to our survey said they simply don't trust their boss to do the right thing by them and their career. Others felt they weren't valued at all.
"With the rise of social media and video CVs, it's really very easy to get a handle on what makes a prospective employee tick. Paper CVs are dead – more and more employers are now searching for candidates using social media, as it gives them a much better overview of what that candidate is about before they actually meet them."
He adds: "HR departments need to switch themselves onto the fact that young people are now willing to engage with potential employees in a completely different way. The problem of trust won't solve itself – it's up to employers to get to know their workforce as well as they can – before they lose them altogether."
Tony says that staffbay.com has seen firsthand the volume of people looking for new jobs: "At staffbay.com we have the ability to see behind the scenes, and we're aware that employees are being very proactive at interacting with prospective employers for when the economy truly recovers. Some 2.5 million of the 3m unemployed people in the UK are now looking and applying for jobs online.
"This goes some way to explaining why the number of job applications via our website has doubled over the last six months."
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