Nearly one in four office workers is dissatisfied


Companies have so much to do when it comes to winning the competition for the best talent and to bind them to the company in the long term.

Nearly one in four office employees is dissatisfied and can list a number of points of criticism. That’s according to a survey commissioned by technology company Slack. Of the 2,090 respondents (late October/early November 2022), 6% have specific intentions to change the job.

But what are the most common reasons for changing jobs?

A full 82% of respondents cited lack of pay as a reason to change, followed by an unhealthy work-life balance (74%) and dissatisfaction with their supervisor (72%).

What is surprising, however, is the fact that around 29% of the 2,000 people surveyed by Yougov would be willing to move to another city for a suitable job offer. Popular cities are Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne.

Home office is becoming increasingly popular

Many office workers no longer want to come into the office every day. A mix of office and mobile working would be in line with the times for 56% of those surveyed. Working exclusively in the office would be an option for 20% of respondents, while 18% would work exclusively from home or on the road.

Another Future Forum Pulse survey found that inflexible return to office policies not only negatively impact the employee experience, but also employee turnover. More than 10,000 employees from the U.S., Australia, France, Germany, Japan and the U.K. participated in the survey.

Yougov’s survey found that employees in technical positions (1,090 of those surveyed) are significantly less likely to have intentions to change or feel dissatisfaction in their jobs. They are the ones who would be willing to move to another city and value a hybrid or mobile workplace.

Oliver Blüher (Head of Central Europe at Slack): “If companies want to stand a chance in today’s competition for the best talent, they have to offer flexible working conditions and the appropriate digital infrastructure.

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* Source: NDR

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