Young employees are leaving large firms to work for start-ups

According to a study conducted by Escape the City, a company that helps people find their ‘dream job’, young professionals do not see themselves staying at their current company for long.

Many of the 1,000 employees surveyed felt that their current job had no purpose, and they had suffered physical and mental health issues because of their current role.

‘‘The world of work is changing dramatically – people are just not satisfied with the status quo any longer,’’ stated Dom Jackman, co-founder of Escape the City in an interview with Quartz magazine.

‘‘It’s no longer the case that joining a big company is the only option – there are an abundance of opportunities out there that give people a feel-good factor they just don’t get at a big company.’’

Start-up businesses are now attracting these employees, with Escape the City producing a top ten list of firms that young people want to ‘escape’ from and ones that they want to join.

Source: SME Insider

Post date: 04 Sep 2015

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