The majority of Spaniards are not satisfied with their work conditions and intend to change companies next year. This is revealed by a Randstad report that indicates that one in three employees (30%) plans to change companies in the next six months, a higher percentage than the same survey showed last year.
Even so, of the 28% of workers who wanted to change companies a year ago, only 13% ended up doing so, according to data from the Human Resources consultancy published this Wednesday. The ‘Employer Brand’ report, carried out through a survey of 163,000 people, indicates that among those under 35 years of age, one in four wants to change companies, and that one in three will succeed. This group changes more frequently than older workers, the study indicates.
The reasons that professionals argue for wanting to change companies are mainly wanting greater work-life balance (49% of those surveyed), better remuneration (33%), lack of professional development opportunities (23%) or insufficient challenges ( 17%), among others.
In fact, when choosing a company, the study reveals that material benefits (such as salary) and immaterial benefits (such as work-life balance or a good work environment) are valued at practically the same level, which shows that both play an important role. same role in decision making.
Getting along with the boss, key to choosing a company
Thus, although salary and attractive benefits are the most important driver, potential employees also take a pleasant work environment into great consideration when choosing a company.
In fact, good relationships with colleagues (78%) and the boss (76%) are the most important intangible benefits. Another determining factor is the balance between work and family life, followed by job security and professional development opportunities.
“An enormous mismatch has been detected between what companies think makes them attractive (ideal location, financial health and job security) and what potential employees are looking for, which are salary, conciliation and a good work environment,” he explains. the general director of Human Capital Consulting at Randstad Spain, Oriol Mas.
Reduced interest in teleworking
Along these same lines, remote work is valued very positively, but has decreased slightly. Compared to 2022, about 2% fewer people are working remotely (31% vs. 33% last year) and professionals working completely remotely has decreased from 21% in 2021 to just 7% in 2023.
Finally, the report indicates that another factor that is very important for professionals is training and development. 77% of people would stay in a company if they were provided with training and professional growth opportunities. However, one in seven people considers that they do not have training or retrain their knowledge within the company. For 40% of professionals, the lack of development and training is the second factor in leaving a company.