Media recruiter PFJ has found that an increasing number of UK workers are content to stay put in their current job, with confidence about other opportunities declining.
As was the case last year, the top factor for people leaving or considering leaving their job was a lack of career opportunities if they stay put, at 49% (2011: 51%).
Meanwhile, a survey from Adecco group recruiter Office Angels, also of 1,000 people, finds that 71.6% of UK workers have either no career plan or just a one- to two-year plan.
Just one in 20 said they had a six to 10-year plan.
Steven Kirkpatrick, managing director of Office Angels, comments: “While responsibility for career planning sits first and foremost with the individual, we believe employers can aid this planning by helping their employees develop professionally.
“By advising and aiding the development of their employees, employers can demonstrate the opportunities for fulfilling their long-term goals within their existing job.”