The main reason Irish people leave their jobs has been revealed 5 years ago

The main reason Irish people leave their jobs has been revealed

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A lack of promotion opportunities is the main reason Irish professionals have left their previous employer according to LinkedIn’s annual Talent Trends study.


45% of survey participants highlighted a lack of career advancement opportunities as the main reason they left their previous employer, while 33% cited dissatisfaction with their work culture or environment and 39% said that they were looking for more challenging work.

Nine out of ten Irish professionals said that they were interested in hearing about new job opportunities and 67% said that culture and values are the most important things they want to know about a company before switching jobs.


Commenting on the results of the survey, Wendy Murphy, Senior HR Director for LinkedIn Europe, said: “The good news is that an overwhelming 90% of professionals in Ireland wants to hear from prospective employers. Based on our research, their biggest challenge is not knowing enough about your company or jobs. In our annual Talent Trends survey, we get to the bottom of how candidates want to be recruited and how you can grab their attention.

“If you want to hire top talent, then you have to make sure that they are aware of the opportunities at your firm and to let people know what a great place your company is to work. 43% of Irish professionals landed a new job through someone they knew at the company. So make your colleagues aware of open roles and make them brand ambassadors for your company.

“The number one roadblock candidates in Ireland face when changing jobs is not knowing what it’s like to work at a company. 67% of Irish professionals say that culture and values are the most important thing they want to know about a company. So instead of simply posting a job ad with a role description, make sure to tell potential employees about your company’s culture as well.”