A new survey from LinkedIn has found that almost three in five (59%) Irish professionals are considering changing roles in 2023.
Furthermore, despite uncertainty in the economy, almost two thirds (59%) say they are confident in securing a new job.
Demand for higher salaries was the biggest motivator for employees wanting to leave a current role (43%).
Not only is salary the leading factor in driving employees to look for other opportunities, but an increase in salary is the biggest factor (50%) that would influence them to stay.
Flexible working also remains a key priority for Irish professionals, with almost 3 in 5 (58%) workers surveyed stating if offered a new job or promotion, but the position required them to be in the office full time, they would reject the opportunity in favour of a hybrid/remote work policy.
"We are living through a period of great change, but despite all the uncertainty that goes with that, Irish professionals are stepping into 2023 with such confidence, says Sharon McCooey, Head of LinkedIn Ireland.
"While some companies are reevaluating their plans for the year ahead, workers are taking action by being more intentional in their search for a new job, whereas others are taking steps to recession-proof their current roles by learning new skills or brushing up on existing ones."