Thursday 8 December 2016

Over half of Irish workers would move jobs for a pay rise, new research

Published 01/11/2016 | 13:56

Research carried out by recruitment website IrishJobs.ie reveals that money is one of the biggest motivating factors when it comes to career changes in Ireland. (Stock picture)
Research carried out by recruitment website IrishJobs.ie reveals that money is one of the biggest motivating factors when it comes to career changes in Ireland. (Stock picture)

Over fifty per cent of Irish workers say they would be tempted to move jobs if offered more money.

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Research carried out by recruitment website IrishJobs.ie reveals that money is one of the biggest motivating factors when it comes to career changes in Ireland.

According to the report published today, 54pc of people currently employed said they would change jobs for a pay rise.

A further 21pc said they would be persuaded to apply for a new role if it offered more challenging work, while 19pc of respondents said they would leave their current job in exchange for a position with more job security.

Respondents who are currently unemployed and looking for a new job did not name money as the most important part of a job.

19pc ranked a good work/life balance and being happy in their job as the most important thing when it comes to work, with only 11pc citing salary as the biggest motive.

Orla Moran, General Manager of IrishJobs.ie, says it is evident salary increases are key when it comes to attracting new employees: “Our research revealed that over the course of the last twelve months salary has been top of mind for people in work.

"While jobseekers identified the importance of being happy at work with a good work/life balance, organisations looking to attract and retain talent may have to work hard on two fronts.”

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