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วันที่: 2012-05-17 15:23:13

Thai employees 'restless' : survey

Many employees in Thailand have become restless in their work, with almost half saying they frequently think about quitting, according to the latest survey results from global workforce solutions leader, Kelly Services.

 

Many employees in Thailand are restless in their work, with almost half saying they frequently think about quitting, according to the latest survey by global workforce solutions leader, Kelly Services.

Almost twothirds (65 per cent) of those surveyed say they definitely intend to look for a new job with another employer within the next year.

"Employees have experienced a period of economic uncertainty, and as a result, are restless regarding future career goals. Unless employers can offer meaningful work and ongoing opportunities for growth, many feel it is in their best interest to keep their careers in a perpetual state of motion," said Wanna Assavakarint, managing director of Kelly Services Thailand.

The latest annual Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) covered almost 170,000 people in 30 countries. They were asked to name factors they used to evaluate potential employers, the people who influenced their career choices, and the use of social media in making job decisions.

In Thailand, the Gen X generation (age 3148) are the most likely to switch employers, with 68 per cent planning to look for another position in the next year, compared with 62 per cent of both Gen Y (age 1930) and Baby Boomers (age 4966).

In spite of the signs of job restlessness, 60 per cent say they are happy in their jobs.

Almost threequarters of all respondents (71 per cent) say that their current employment provides them with a sense of 'meaning'. The ability to 'excel or develop' was identified by 76 per cent of respondents as the key to providing a sense of meaning.

"We see many people who are unhappy in their jobs and are actively searching for new opportunities. Others are reasonably content but are seeking greater engagement and meaning, and are prepared to walk away from situations that are not providing it," Wanna concludes.