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Majority of employees intend to switch jobs within year: Survey

The study found that 82% of respondents were likely to change jobs in the next 12 months, with many looking for a role change

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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With a new wave of career opportunities in the country, employees are more likely to switch jobs in the next one year, according to a survey.

It found that 82% of respondents were likely to change jobs in the next 12 months, with many looking for a role change.

As many as 73% of respondents admitted to appearing for an interview in past 12 months, Michael Page India's 2015 Employee Intentions report said.

"About 82% of the respondents are likely to change roles in next 12 months," said.

High attrition levels have led to higher expectations, and the most common employee intention that has increased is changing roles, by over 26% or above, it showed.

Most Indians work long hours, with 34% saying that they work more than 51 hours each week, it said.

"India's talent pool has very high potential indeed. The market is currently at its prime and businesses would do well to have their ears to the ground while formulating their retention strategies in order to avoid losing their star performers.

"We foresee a trend wherein employers will push the envelope while doling out pay packages and other benefits," according to Michael Page India Senior managing director Sebastien Hampartzoumian.

The 2015 Michael Page India Employee Intentions report is based on the online survey responses of more than 300 employees in India and supported by insight gleaned from conversations with thousands of professionals.

The survey revealed Indian organisations are lagging when it comes to driving their diversity agenda, with 42% of respondents indicating that they were unaware of their company's diversity policies.

When it comes to promotion, there was a thin disparity between male and female employees with 50% of male respondents saying they were promoted in last one year, while it was 46% for females.

First Published: Thu, June 11 2015. 10:22 IST