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STRESS AND FEELINGS OF UNDERVALUATION LEAD STAFF TO QUIT IN 'STRAIN DRAIN'

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Almost half of the British workforce feels so undervalued and stressed in their jobs that they want to leave, accor...
Almost half of the British workforce feels so undervalued and stressed in their jobs that they want to leave, according to new research.

The Independent (p8) reports that experts have called the emerging trend the 'strain drain' as thousands of people look for a job that will give them more interesting challenges and provide a better balance between their personal and working lives.

Reseachers interviewed 1,666 managers from industrial, commercial and public service industries. Of those who said that they would leave their jobs in the next year 37% said that lack of recognition for what they did would be the reason, 35% said that they felt their job gave them poor quality of life and 22% said it was because of stress.

'Employees are voting with their feet,' said Rufus Olins, editor of Management Today magazine, which published the report, Price of Success. 'The research shows that we have different expectations about the quality of our working lives from previous generations. Successful people are promiscuous - if their employer can't offer them what they want then they will look elsewhere.'
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