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Women in India will overtake men in job-hopping: Study

Last updated on: January 11, 2011 13:26 IST

Women in India will overtake men in job-hopping: Study

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With the job market opening up again, women will overtake men in job hopping says Ma Foi Randstad Workmonitor.

According to a recent survey by the international HR service provider Ma Foi Randstad, women employees are more open to finding new jobs in India than men and will be more proactively job hunting in 2011.

The Ma Foi Randstad Workmonitor Wave 4 survey suggests that while 'mobility status of men has remained stable throughout the year, for women it has remained high'.

K Pandia Rajan, Managing Director, Ma Foi Randstad says, "While this trend reflects positive sentiments and greater confidence in the minds of employees, it will also lead to organisations focussing more on employee engagement and development. These results also indicate that organisations will have to engage the women workforce by meeting their emotional and other specific needs."

And it isn't just the women who want to move. Read on to find out who wants to get out of their current jobs:

Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh


Image: According to the Ma Foi Randstad Workmonitor, women will be looking out for newer jobs this year

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Senior management and freshers will also look out

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Folks at the senior management and entry-level age groups want out, according to the study.

The report says: "The factual job change figures have increased for all age groups in this quarter as compared to the last quarter (Q3). This again reflects the upswing in the job market."


Image: It isn't just you. Your boss is probably looking to scoot off too.

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Temporary staff least satisfied

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According to the report, the mobility index is also higher amongst temporary staff. This however isn't a new trend. It has existed in the three preceding quarters.

"Also this group has reported the lowest satisfaction scores and highest comfort in finding a comparable job or a different job in the coming six months." the report says.


Image: Temporary staff is most likely to move too because of low satisfaction levels in their workplaces.

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High availability of jobs in low income groups

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The report says "The mobility intent index is the highest amongst those earning between Rs 90,000 and Rs 200,000 per annum with a relatively high factual job change in the past six months.

High inflation bringing down the real purchasing power has accentuated the need to earn more. However, this group also showed the highest job loss fear, which could potentially be another reason for the high mobility index for this group."

However the income group that has seen the largest amount of job change is that which earns less than Rs 90,000 per annum.

"This reflects high availability of jobs for this income bracket," says the report.


Image: Those earning lesser than 90k per annum will have more jobs to pick from

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Fear of job loss highest in Delhi

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Fear of job loss is the highest in Delhi, a city that also shows the highest mobility index as compared with other Indian cities

"Except for a marginal decrease in Chennai all other cities show a relatively large increase in the mobility index, in this quarter as compared to the last. Except for Delhi, the other three cities show a marginal decrease in satisfaction with employer scores," the study says.


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