Forty seven percent of employees in Kenya’s private and public sector are unhappy with their jobs and are likely to leave their jobs in the next six months, a new report by talent recruitment firm Brighter Monday has revealed.
Brighter Monday’s 2019 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ report has put the flight risk of women employees at 50 percent while that of men stands at 46 percent. The percentage of both men and women who are not willing to leave their current employers stands at 12 percent while 42 percent of men and 38 percent of women employees are not sure whether they will leave or stay at their companies within the next six months. The report also revealed that 34 percent of men employees feel valued at their workplaces compared to 24 percent of women employees.
Overall, both female and male employees ranked: strong relatable company values and goals, open effective management and flexible hours as the three most important extrinsic traits in a company. They similarly ranked a competitive pay package as the most important intrinsic trait to look out for in a company followed by career growth and job security.
“Even though both women and men value the same extrinsic and intrinsic traits in the workplace, why are women more willing to leave? It could be that the workplace is not conducive for them as they don’t feel valued or their employers do not meet their desired traits, or they simply leave for greener pastures, for example; higher salaries,” the Brighter Monday report reads in part.
Despite the fact that both men and women pose a high flight risk, the report consequently revealed that majority of them would recommend their current employers to job seekers. 80 percent of the female workers who participated in the survey would recommend their employers to job seeking individuals while only 79 percent of male employees would do the same.
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