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SME Workers Aren’t Feeling Satisfied in their Jobs
Although the majority of SME workers said they were happy in their current jobs, this left around 1 in 7 people unhappy at work, so we asked them why. Their top five reasons were:
- Lack of recognition for their efforts (56.7%)
- Lack of options for career progression / development (55.1%)
- Lack of general support from managers / coworkers (52%)
- Being underpaid (51.2%)
- Lack of a voice (34.7%).
Yet despite most SME workers being happy at work, half of them are still searching for a new job, so we wanted to figure out what is driving this trend.
The most obvious contributing factor seems to be that SME workers are stressed out, with 55% saying they regularly feel stressed.
The top reasons for this are:
- Money (59%)
- Work (43.9%)
- Family responsibilities (33.3%)
- Mental health (16%)
- Physical health (13.8%).
With money topping the list of stressors, it’s no surprise that salary was the key thing people take into account in their job search. More than two-thirds of people looking for a new job said that salary was important, followed by:
- Work hours (59.6%)
- Location (56.7%)
- Work environment (43.1%)
- Potential job satisfaction (31.9%).
Younger people were particularly likely to be thinking of making a move, with nearly 3 in 4 saying they were thinking of switching jobs in the next 12 months compared with only around a quarter of those aged 55-64.
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