19% of Office Support employees cited the lack of career advancement opportunities as the main reason why they left their last job. This was closely followed by unhappiness with organisational culture (17%) and dissatisfaction with management (16%). These are the findings according to the Abrivia 2017 Salary Survey and Economic commentary, in association with Trinity College Dublin.
Employers in the HR sector also cited the lack of career advancement opportunities as the key factor in driving employee turnover (27%). Like employees, at 18% of respondents, dissatisfaction with organisational culture was the second most popular reason. However Irish HR employers generally felt that employees were satisfied with management with a mere 9% of employers citing “dissatisfaction with management” as a key driver. However, 16% of employees felt differently.
How do Office Support results compare to other sectors?
Office support employers, when compared to other sectors feel most strongly that dissatisfaction with management is not a key driver in driving employee turnover. The only other sector which comes close to this level of optimism is the Human Resources sector. However, on the employee side, “dissatisfaction with management” is only lagging behind two other sectors in regards weighting, namely the Sales and Human Resources sectors.
In the Office Support sector, the main reason for driving employees last move is the same as most other sectors, the lack of career advancement opportunities. However, it is interesting that “lack of career advancement opportunities” has the lowest recorded percentage response rate in the Office Support sector.
“I am not surprised by the fact that lack of career advancement opportunities, followed by organisational culture and dissatisfaction with management are the three main reasons why Office Support employees decided to leave their last job. This would closely tie in with what I am hearing from Office Support employees on a daily basis.”
Emily Mason – Head of Office Support