Terms “Great resignation” then “Silent resignation” They have been gaining space little by little since the pandemic. They describe the desire of many employees to leave their jobs motivated after the pandemic situation.
Telecommuting, having more flexibility for a period of time, or the shock that the pandemic itself has caused to vital priorities are at the root of some of the causes attributed by experts.
However, so far in Spain, the volumes that were talked about, for example, in the United States had never been reached, due to the few job change options that the Spanish market offers in many sectors. Now, however, and despite the recession, a new report from Adecco puts Spain very close to the world average on this question.
1 in 4 Spanish employees plan to leave their current job
According to the report Global Workforce of the Future 2022more than a quarter (27%) of workers worldwide will leave their jobs in the next 12 months and 45% of them are keeping an eye on the job market and applying for new roles and/or interviewing for other jobs.
In Spain, the percentage drops slightly to a quarter (25%) of employees wishing to change jobs next year and half of them (51%) are already actively applying for other positions and interviewing recruiters and companies.
Additionally, 2 in 10 global respondents and 17% of Spaniards say they have been contacted by recruiters from other companies, suggesting that HR managers and organizations are taking advantage of the situation to look for other motivations.
Now okay: What motivates employees in this context?
Seeing co-workers or friends quit prompts 70% of workers globally to consider quitting themselves, according to the report. This phenomenon in Spain does not occur, at least with the same force, since only 33% of Spaniards surveyed say that seeing other colleagues resign made them think of resigning or looking for a new job.
By regions, employees in China, Japan and Italy are more reluctant to leave their current job.
On the other hand, in Australia and Switzerland, they are more likely to leave their job the following year. Although a priori this may portend discontent, these countries are also those where workers have the greatest feeling of safety at work (over 75%), in our country it is 69%, which seems to indicate that ‘they simply feel more confident considering career changes.
Salary still has weight, but not so much anymore
Salary is the main reason workers leave their jobs next year.
As companies struggle with attrition and inflation fears mount, raising wages has become a quick tactic to attract the right people over the past year.
However, higher pay alone doesn’t have a lasting impact on loyalty, according to the Adecco report. Instead, as companies begin to encourage their staff to spend more time in the workplace, the results of this survey underscore that workers continue to demand autonomy in terms of hours, location work, free time and schedule.
A) Yes, 6 in 10 office workers have already changed jobs or are in the process of doing so as a direct result of having more flexibility; this represents a year-over-year increase of 19 percentage points among workers who prioritize or have previously prioritized flexibility. In fact, 30% of workers considering quitting their jobs this year say flexibility is their top reason.