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New Year; New You?

The New Year often incites motivation to make changes to ones lifestyle or outlook, however a recent study has found that almost one in five of us are considering a change in employment in 2014.

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) found that of the 1,000 workers surveyed, 16% expressed that they did not feel valued in their current role. A further 79% planned on leaving their existing employment in favour of another company.

ILM Chief Executive is quoted as saying: “As many workers like to make changes at this time of year, it is important that organisations adapt to this phase by offering the chance to learn new skills and opportunities to progress wherever possible”.

Feeling undervalued in the workplace is a worrying trend at this time of year – it’s no surprise that the most depressing day of the year – aptly named ‘Blue Monday’ – was yesterday, 6th January.

As employees begin to reassess their priorities for the New Year, achieving a better work/life balance in 2014 was top of the agenda according to the survey.

Further research by ILM found that job satisfaction beat bonuses as an employee motivator, with only 13% saying that they were motivated by the prospect of a bonus.

Other factors that were considered in the study included colleague relations, with 42% of employees citing good working relationships as a source of enjoyment in their job. Those under 30 were primarily financially driven whilst a quarter argued that appraisals didn’t work, according to the study.

Find more information about the survery on the ILM website.

If you’re looking for a fresh challenge in 2014 and are keen to take advantage of the benefits and opportunities that come with a successful, award-winning firm, please take a look at what Winn Solicitors could offer here.