The youngest employees in the global workforce have expressed the greatest dissatisfaction with their current careers, and over a third plan on finding a new job within the next year.
Gen Z and young Millennials are the most likely to switch jobs in the coming year and are the least satisfied with their current careers overall, a new study has found.
Over 5,500 workers and small business leaders participated in the survey which was run by Adobe and published this week. 3.9 million employees quit their jobs in July alone, and analysts are referring to the phenomena as the ‘Great Resignation’.
This push to change careers or pull away from traditional employment all together is largely being fuelled by Gen Z. 59% said they weren’t satisfied with their jobs, while 56% don’t like their current work-life balance.
Almost two thirds said they felt pressure to work during traditional ‘office hours’ too, despite most feeling they are at their best at varied times throughout the day.
35% of those surveyed said they plan to switch jobs in the next year, largely due to wanting more control over their schedule.