POSTED: March 09 2017
New survey reinforces the need for employers to change

New survey reinforces the need for employers to change

A new survey from CV-Library reinforces previous surveys that employers have to change their approach to retain staff.

The research, which surveyed 1,000 participants between the ages of 18 and 64 about their job satisfaction confirmed that over half (56%) or workers are not happy.

The survey from  Course Library  also revealed that of those who were not happy in their jobs, 25% confirmed this was due to lack of development opportunities; a statistic supported by the fact that a massive one third of workers advised that their employer does not invest in training and development for any staff member.

This mirrors the The Investors in People annual employee sentiment poll that discovered that 59% of UK staff are considering moving jobs in 2017, highlighting the reasons of better pay, better management and flexible working. The IIP survey also confirmed  that Poor management is also having a negative effect, with 42% saying it was one of the main reasons employees weren’t happy in their current role.

The CV-Library survey highlighted a strong correlation between happiness and learning and development – where of the 43.7% of respondents who advised they were happy in their jobs – 38.2% said it was because they are constantly learning new skills. This was supported by 86.7% of workers who advised they would be willing to invest in regular training and development, to boost their career opportunities – rising to an impressive 94% among 18-24 year-olds.

Jazz Gandhum, Founder of Course Library, said: “This latest research demonstrates a strong correlation between training and development and job satisfaction, highlighting that those who are most happiest in their positions are those offered regular training by their employers.

To find out more about the CV-Library survey you can, download the full press release here.


Launched in December 2016, Course Library is the culmination of a strategic partnership between e-Careers and CV-Library that combines 20+ years of expertise to connect premium training providers with job seekers through an easy to use digital interface.