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'Dissatisfaction with job on rise; 80% looking for job change'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Dissatisfaction with job is on the rise and employees blame poor work-life balance for this state of affairs, with a whopping 80 per cent of them looking for a change, says a TimesJobs survey.

The findings of the 'Job Satisfaction 2016' survey by TimesJobs.Com revealed that 60 per cent employees are not satisfied with their current job, while 80 per cent said they are looking to switch jobs.

"The paradigm of job satisfaction has moved from salary optimisation to career optimisation with a healthy work life balance," Times Business Solutions Head of Strategy Nilanjan Roy said.

As per the survey the level of dissatisfaction has increased year-on-year. In 2015, 78 per cent employees stated they were happy with their current job, although they were still open to other opportunities.

The report further said of the 60 per cent unsatisfied employees, 80 per cent belong to the junior level, 60 per cent are from the middle level and 40 per cent respondents are from the senior level profiles.

"Unfortunately, a lot of India Inc is still concentrating on salary optimisation to increase employee satisfaction. Although a lot of discussions have happened on taking care of holistic career aspirations of employees it is high time definite steps are taken to arrest this dissatisfaction," Roy added.

Among the respondents who claimed to be unsatisfied, 50 per cent count poor work-life balance, 30 per cent state meaningless work and 20 per cent say poor salary as the reason for this dissatisfaction.

Of the respondents who claimed to be satisfied, 45 per cent state their work-life balance as the major reason for their job satisfaction. 35 per cent attribute a good salary and 20 per cent say a good work profile is the reason for their contentment.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 16:22 IST