Poor work-life balance prompts 8% of new starters to leave

Work-life balance-2015Almost one in 10 (8%) respondents consider moving on from a new job if it does not provide them with a suitable work-life balance, according to research by CV Library.

Its survey of 4,225 workers also found that 18% of respondents consider leaving a new job if they feel as though they are being underpaid.

The research also found:

  • 7% of respondents cite feeling unappreciated as a reason to consider leaving a new role.
  • An unfriendly working environment causes just over half (51%) of respondents to consider leaving a new job.
  • 15% of respondents think about leaving a new job if they have to deal with poor management, and 42% consider leaving if there are a lack of opportunities for career progression.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director, CV Library, said: “Organisations that are regularly experiencing the loss of new recruits should be taking the opportunity to uncover any flaws in their working environments. Our data shows that there are clear reasons a new recruit would leave, and most of them can be easily corrected.”