January is traditionally the period when people re asses their employment. But why? what are the main reasons that people change jobs? There actually only a few underlying reasons (based on our experience of talking to many candidates every day) why people change jobs.
Payment / Money
Remuneration is the number one driver for why people change jobs. Especially in this climate, where pay rises are few and far between, the only way to achieve a higher salary is to move to another job that pays more.
Annual bonuses play a big role in the surge for job change in January. If people do not receive the bonus that they were expecting then dissatisfaction creeps in, reflection over the Christmas break then leads to people actively looking for a new a opportunity.
Progression / promotion
The second reason is when people feel that they have reached a dead end in their current position. Often people get bored or stagnate, maybe the initial challenge of the job has worn off and it has now become a chore as opposed to a challenge.
In the same category, is the fact that people often feel that they are not progressing as fast as they would like. Maybe there are not the opportunities with their current company, maybe they have just been passed over for promotion. Most people are ambitious and are hungry to progress, when there are not the opportunities in the current role then it is time to look elsewhere.
People / Personalities
The final key driver is the people that you work with. As we know there can be personality clashes and often this leads to dissatisfaction. The most common is a personality clash with the boss, but conflict with peers also comes into play.
These three drivers are common in all industries but none more so than the recruitment industry. Why? Well, recruitment is traditionally a hard environment, full of ambitions people wanting to succeed and money tends to be the major motivator.
At Lush, as specialists in the recruitment to recruitment market place we see this all the time. This is why we try to understand candidates motivations for changing recruitment jobs. Only then can we begin to find the ideal new recruitment job for the candidate.
If you are being affected by any of the three P’s then please contact us for a confidential discussion and out your future recruitment jobs.
Also if you have any comments on the above we would be delighted to hear them.