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Management key to securing employees in 2018, suggests survey

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Around half of employees will look for a new job in 2018 because their wellbeing is not being looked after, a new survey has revealed.

HR firm Investors in People, which published the report, found that poor management, feeling undervalued, and a lack of career progression is driving key workers away.

Paul Devoy, chief executive of Investors for People, said “management strategies must evolve to meet the demands of employees if organisations are to retain staff”.

In its survey of 2,000 people, 47 per cent of workers expect to look for a new job this year, with one in five already searching for new opportunities.

Of those expecting to leave, around half (49 per cent) said their decision was influenced by poor management.

This is followed by low wages (40 per cent), feeling undervalued (39 per cent), and a lack of career progression opportunities (30 per cent).

Mr Devoy added that employee disengagement is costing the UK economy approximately £340 billion every year.