The Randstad Workmonitor, a global survey of the workplace has found job change is highest in India (49 per cent) and Malaysia (48 per cent) against a global increase to 23 per cent. Compared to last quarter, actual job change increased in in increased in China, Denmark, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK.
In Germany and Mexico the actual job change decreased compared to last quarter. Like the previous quarter, the actual job change is still lowest in Luxembourg (8 per cent), followed by Romania (15 per cent) which is a new country participating in the survey.
The appetite to change jobs still highest in India (48 per cent) while also increasing in Canada, India, Italy and Malaysia compared to last quarter. In Chile, Denmark, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands the job change appetite decreased.
At the same time, India also scores high in job satisfaction together with Mexico and the US. India is now scoring 80 per cent alongside the US while only Mexico outdoes these countries with 82 per cent. The Asia Pacific region also include the countries with the lowest level of satisfaction with Japan at 44 per cent and Hong Kong at 46 per cent.
The Monitor also looked at how workers wanted to contribute to wider society through unpaid work. Although 65 per cent of the global respondents consider making a contribution to society this way, only 34 per cent actively do so. However, if people would be given paid time off by their employer, 73 per cent would be willing to do unpaid voluntary work. In China (66 per cent) and India (60 per cent) the most respondents do unpaid voluntary work, whereas in Japan (17 per cent) and Czech Republic (15 per cent) the fewest respondents do so.
Employees are not really encouraged by their employer to volunteer outside working hours. Only 27 per cent state this, with the highest encouragement in China (55 per cent) and the lowest in Denmark (13 per cent). When it comes to receive paid time off for the benefit of a charitable cause or organisation, 19 per cent of the respondents say that they can choose their own good cause and 18 per cent say they are only granted this paid time off if they work for a good cause of their employers’ choice.