50% of professionals want to change jobs, work from home: survey
More than 50% of professionals are eager to change jobs in the next three months, according to a survey titled ‘Apna Bharat Back to Work’. The survey reveals that across all fields, four out of five professionals would like to continue in the same job profile. The majority of respondents are certain of their favorite place/city to work.
The study also reveals that on average candidates apply for at least five new jobs in a month. More than 50 percent are active job seekers on job platforms, 22 percent of respondents continue to search for a job all the time while 30 percent search once every two months.
More than 5,000 Tier I and Tier II city professionals participated in the survey, which was conducted by apna.co.
In reference to the main triggers for finding a new job, about 74% of users said they want a higher salary, while 37% of users are looking for career progression, according to the survey.
The survey also reveals that while professionals in Tier I cities are more ambitious when looking for a job, Tier II users are largely motivated by higher salaries. However, respondents who seek career progression as their primary motivator are still open to the idea of getting a different job, as money continues to be the primary motivator. Respondents also added that they viewed this job as a stopgap solution while they were still looking for the right type of job to suit their aspirations.
The survey also reveals that the growing workforce is now looking for additional benefits such as medical insurance for themselves and their families, benefits such as daycare services for childcare, etc., while considering a job.
Speaking about the latest results of the ‘Apna Bharat Back to Work‘ survey, Karna Chokshi, Chief Operating Officer, apna.co, said, “Increased workforce is the backbone of any business today and it’s important for organizations to grow. We are sure that employers will take the survey results seriously and support us in improving working standards for the growing workforce. »
The survey also revealed that data entry and back office work emerged as the top two favorite areas when asked about their job category preference.
What started as a pandemic trend has now become an industry game-changer as remote working has grown in popularity, with people looking to work from home (WFH) as a category itself, according to the ‘investigation.
“The WFH has particularly increased among the female workforce in India. Compared to men, more women seek remote employment with less commuting time being the main motivator which can provide flexible working hours that allow them to support their domestic work/seek other forms of generation income such as home tuition,” he added.
Meanwhile, freshmen and recent graduates mainly seek jobs related to their courses or studies, however, money being the main motivating factor, they apply for other jobs with the aim of make it a “stopgap” solution in their lives while they are still looking for their ambitious job, the survey added.