One in five people is in the wrong job

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One in five people is in the wrong job

Right Management recently conducted a research study to examine the relationship between employee engagement and job status.  We found that following redundancy, one in five people chose to change job function or industry out of a personal desire for change.

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As global career experts, Right Management provides comprehensive consulting services in a number of areas including employee engagement.

We have long held the believe that while a career transition is a stressful life event, it also provides an opportunity for individuals to take stock of what they are doing and re-evaluate their aspirations and goals. 

We recently undertook a study to examine the relationship between employee engagement and job status.

One person in five is in the wrong job, and their low engagement is costing you 

Author: Ian Till, Principal Consultant at Right Management 

Excerpt from this post:

"Today we announced some new research we conducted in Australia, and the findings were pretty astonishing: one in five people are in the wrong job and their low engagement levels are impacting the business bottom line.

We came to these findings by surveying outplacement candidates that had completed our Career Management program in the last five years, comparing their engagement levels from their pre-transition job to their current job.

On average, we found that people were much more engaged in their current role than their pre-transition role, which shows that career transition, while difficult, gives people the opportunity to take stock, re-assess and progress their career in a direction they desire.   

Click here to read the full post on our blog.

One in five people are in the wrong job, Right Management finds

 

Their low engagement costs ASX100 $6 billion in annual revenue

 

Australia - 4 September 2014: Excerpt from media release

 

New Australian research from global career experts, Right Management, has found that one in five people are in the wrong job and their low engagement levels are impacting the business bottom line.

 

In a new research paper titled ‘One in five are in the wrong job,’ a total of 857 outplacement (redundancy) candidates that had completed Right Management’s Career Management program in the last five years were surveyed, comparing their engagement levels from their pre-transition job to their current job.

 

Key findings:

 

Engagement level increased following career transition

An individual’s engagement level increased an average of 15.4 per cent from their pre-transition role to their current role. This shows that career transition gives people the opportunity to take stock, re-assess and progress their career in a direction they desire.

 

One in five people had a desire to change job function or industry

One in five people surveyed changed job function or industry out of a personal desire, rather than necessity. On average, these people had approximately a 20 unit increase above the baseline 15 per cent increase in their engagement levels.  

 

Click here to read the full press release.  

Right Management is the global career and talent development expert within ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN).  We help organizations become more agile, attractive and innovative by creating a culture of career management and learning that nurtures future talent, motivates and engages people, and provides individuals with opportunities to increase their value throughout their careers.  We improve time to value through our expertise in organizational effectiveness, career management and individual development.  Our approach is centered on the fact that organizations thrive when individuals are successful in their careers.  We’ve spent the last 35 years identifying workforce challenges and developing innovative solutions, enabling our globally informed methods to be time-tested across more than 50 countries.