80% of professionals in Wales would move jobs to another region in search of a ‘better lifestyle’

Robert Walters Group employees in fruit costumes on global charity day

An overwhelming 80% of professionals in Wales would relocate jobs to another region or city if it provided a better lifestyle for them. 

This compares with less than a fifth in the South West (17%), a quarter in the North East (25%), and a third in the South East (33%), London (36%), The Midlands (38%), and Scotland (38%).

This coincides with employees in the Wales being one of the least satisfied with their employer – with over a third (39%) stating that their expectations are not being bet by their current employer.   

Interestingly, almost half (47%) of employees in Wales – more than any other region in the UK – stated that they would be open to switching to a contract, interim or temporary position – citing more flexibility (30%), the opportunity to learn new skills (23%), and increase in pay (19%), and as the key reason for this. 

The findings come from a new report from leading recruiter Robert Walters and job board CV-Library on meeting candidate demands through the job offer.

Professionals in Wales stated the work-life balance (53%), a competitive salary (53%), clear development & progression (47%), flexible working hours (41%), location – being close to home or a city (41%) and being valued (31%) as the most important factors when looking at a new job opportunity.

Chris Hickey, UK CEO at Robert Walters said: “It’s a competitive environment for recruiting talent, with hiring managers having to contend with a UK-wide candidate shortage.  

“As such, it will be crucial now more than ever that companies work hard to improve their workplace environment and bulk-up the job offering in order to attract the best candidates – and central to this is tapping into what makes employees within the region tick.”

For more information download the whitepaper here

Neon blue arrow pointing right

Know your worth 

Read more »