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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULack of career growth opportunities is the main reason why Latvian residents would consider looking for a new job, according to results of a recent CV Market survey.

In the survey «What would motivate you to consider getting a new job?» 39% of respondents mentioned they would look for a new job if their current one offered no new skills to learn. The second most often mentioned reason for a search for a new job mentioned by 24% of respondents is learning of new and more interesting job offers. 14% of respondents said they would start looking for a new job if they grew disappointed with their management or colleagues. 13% of respondents would search for a new job if they got no bonus pay for one or two years.

10% of respondents would search for a new job if their existing work conditions stay the same without improvements a long time.

«One positive tendency is that the desire to search for new jobs is, for the most part, not pressured by low income or other financial reasons. People’s desire to work and develop is commendable,» says CV Market personnel selection manager Kristaps Kolosovs.

He adds that the survey data also shows just how much employers can affect the situation. «It is important to offer employees career growth opportunities and maintain regular contacts with them to get feedback. Employers often do not take those facts seriously, even though they can help pave the way to keep loyal employees in the company.»

At the same time, Kolosovs invites employees to be more active and voice their opinions to their employers in order to find solutions to problematic matters. «Often management of a company has no idea their employees are suffering from different problematic situations,» he adds.

Survey data also reveals that more often than not men start looking for new jobs because of a lack of career growth opportunities. This is especially true for men under the age of 35. Older men are prepared to leave their jobs if they find something more interesting more often than women. Women, on the other hand, would search for a new job if they fail to get along with their boss or co-workers, or not receive bonus pay.

Those who would be prepared to leave their job and search for new job opportunities most often work in service industry, administration or customer service. Respondents who mentioned they would leave their job if they are not paid bonuses most often work in management, personnel training, finance and insurance sectors. Those who expect improvements to their work conditions most often work in engineering, transport and logistics industries.

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