Ten reasons why people come and go

The 10 most common reasons people look for a new job, in order of importance, were:

1 – Seeking new challenges
2 – Lack of career progression
3 – Poor management
4 – Salary
5 – Lack of training or development opportunities
6 – Seeking to specialise in a particular field
7 – Travel time too great
8 – Poor work/life balance
9 – Office politics
10 – Too much stress

The 10 most important considerations when taking a new job, in order of importance, were:

1 – The company's vision, values and culture
2 – Job security
3 – Project-based learning or formal training
4 – Work/life balance
5 – Engagement with the work undertaken
6 – Salary
7 – Hours of work
8 – Closeness to where you live
9 – Benefits
10 – Holiday allocation

This survey was conducted by Hays NZ and surveyed 450 people. I suggest that their candidate base skews the result somewhat, but interesting nonetheless.