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63% of Irish workers think they deserve a pay rise

Written by Robert McHugh, on 12th Jun 2017. Posted in Ireland

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One in 5 (18%) Irish employees have changed their job in the past year. This is according to a new survey from iReach Insights which asked 1000 adults in Ireland about their views on changing jobs and what encourages people to consider leaving a job.
 
The study found that work environment and feelings weigh in on considering the choice to move on. In fact, when asked “How happy are you with your current job?” 67% are happy, 19% neither happy or unhappy and 14% unhappy. Delving deeper into those that are happy, 74% are women and 61% are men.
 
Sixty three per cent of workers in Ireland think they deserve a pay rise, 27% a bonus and 24% a promotion to a higher position. However, 75% haven’t received any promotion, pay-rise or bonus in the last 6 months. 
 
Factors that people in Ireland consider to be the top 5 most important factors when deciding to accept a job offer are: a good salary (89%), location of workplace (67%), opportunity for advancement (54%), positive job atmosphere (52%) and the job role specifics (49%).
 
Source: www.businessworld.ie

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