'Staggering' number ready to switch jobs
5:00AM Wednesday March 12, 2008
By Errol Kiong

More than half of New Zealand professionals are either thinking about or ready to change jobs, a report has found.

The survey, which canvassed 700 New Zealand employees across a range of industries, found 55 per cent were dissatisfied with their work.

The New Zealanders were part of 2101 professionals across New Zealand and Australia surveyed for Candidate Buying Behaviour, a report commissioned by recruitment agency Hudson to be released today.

It found that job seekers were now acting in a similar way to a consumer _ attracted by emotional and self-serving benefits rather than rational business aspects.

The report said that despite historically low unemployment levels and a skill shortage, many employers were still ignoring job seekers' needs and wants.

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