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Public sector 'tempting workers from private companies'

Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2008   Category: Public sector

New research has revealed that an increasing number of private companies are losing staff to the public and charity sectors.

Conducted by workplace communications consultancy CHA, the Worthwhile Work study discovered that younger workers are more likely to cross over if they feel the work is more socially valuable.

Some 40 per cent of 18 to 25-year-old respondents stated they are considering a move into the public or charity sectors, with the same being stated by 38 per cent of 26 to 35-year-olds.

Around half of those surveyed are seeking a more worthwhile job and criticise employers for failing to communicate the beneficial purpose of their company.

Employees under 35 felt that contributing to society and a job they can do well were the most important factors in a job, while 26 to 35-year-olds listed a third factor as a job they can be proud of for their own sake.


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