CIPD/Halogen Survey Finds 1 in 3 Careers Do Not Reach Expectations
One in three employees (33%) report that their career progression to date has failed to meet their expectations, according to the latest CIPD/Halogen Employee Outlook survey. The survey also found that more than a quarter (28 percent) of employees are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the level of career training and development offered by their current employer.
However, the survey reveals that levels of job satisfaction have increased over the last 12 months, rising by four percentage points to +44 percent. But the survey suggests that there is a link between satisfaction with the level of career training and development and job-seeking intentions. Only 12 percent of those satisfied with the level of career training and development are looking for a new job with another organization, compared to almost a quarter (23%) of employees overall.
The survey reveals several key findings, including:
- More than a third (37 percent) of employees think it is unlikely or very unlikely that they will be able to fulfill their career aspirations in their current organization.
- Only 6 percent of employees who believe they are likely or very likely to meet their career aspirations in their current organization are looking for a new job, compared with almost half of those (48 percent) who think it is unlikely or very.
- Just under half (48 percent) of employees report that their career progression to date has met or exceeded their expectations.
- The most commonly cited contributing factors by employees who have failed to meet their career expectations are poor quality careers advice and guidance in school (30 percent) and being unable to show strengths and potential due to being in the wrong job or career (31 percent).