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Leisure industry 'struggling to keep talent'

Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2008   Category: Sport and leisure

New research has indicated that the leisure sector is finding it difficult to recruit and retain employees despite the credit crunch, which could be of note to graduates.

A study of more than 900 employees and 300 employers in the sector undertaken by leisure recruitment specialist The Buzz revealed that 60 per cent of respondents had been in their job less than two years, while 68 per cent said they planned to change employer within the next six months.

Some 68 per cent of respondents said pay was the reason for their switch, with 28 per cent citing their employer's culture and ethics and 26 per cent intending to move due to a lack of training.

Commenting on the findings, The Buzz's managing director, Bala Shanmugam, who commissioned the research, said: "Our surveys over the past five years have shown that career cycles among younger workers, the 'Generation Y' aged between 21 and 28 have been getting shorter all the time."


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