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Would you leave your job without a plan?

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For some, there’s no other choice.

Jobs equal security. They mean that we can pay our bills at the end of the month, progress our careers, buy that pair of shoes we’ve been eyeing up and avoid that dreaded gap on our CV. Yet, more than one in ten employees would be happy leaving that security with nothing else lined up. 

Recent research by TLF Research found that an average of 13% of employees would be willing to walk out of their current position for an unknown future. Even more worrying is that this figure jumps to 22% for marketing and PR professionals

Why would someone take such a gamble without lining up their next position? Common reasons for leaving a position without another job offer on the table include:

  • Stress, anxiety and burnout

  • Toxic cultures

  • A culmination of bad events  

  • Bullying and harassment

  • Prohibitive or inflexible policies.

While 25 to 34-year-olds were more likely to take the jump, and 55 to 64-year-olds least likely, these figures show that no one is immune from simply having enough. But that doesn’t make it right. 

Is this you? 

Unless you’re jumping on the next plane to travel somewhere new or beginning your retirement with a map and the open road, no one should feel like they have no other option but to leave without a plan. 

If there are moments, meetings or days where this thought seriously crosses your mind, it’s time to find yourself a job that doesn’t make you feel like walking out - because believe us, they exist. 

With a variety of exciting, interesting and fun marketing and PR, data and insight, technology, digital and creative vacancies across the country, we can help you leave your job with a plan for a better one. 

But, if you seriously can’t hold out any longer, then don’t panic. This could be an opportunity to try a different position, begin contracting or even start an entirely new career

Is this your staff?

Everyone has bad days, but if your employees’ bad days are making them head for the door with no idea of what’s behind it, then things need to change. Not only because this is bad for their health, careers and families, but also because it can have damaging effects upon your other employees, your employer reputation and your overall business. 

Ways to avoid employees from feeling this way include:

  • Conducting regular one-to-one meetings to identify triggers early on

  • Offering confidential professional and personal support

  • Providing employees with developmental and career progression opportunities

  • Ensuring that your policies and working patterns are inclusive and flexible

  • Treating all employees with care and respect

Jobs might equal security, but when that comes at the expense of personal or professional wellbeing, sometimes security doesn’t matter. 

If anything in this article has spoken directly to you, then please get in touch today.