CareerJunction asked South Africans what matters to them when it comes to their jobs.
Of the 10 500 participants in the survey, just over half said that they were satisfied in their jobs.
However, the majority (86%), including those who are satisfied in their jobs, revealed that they are actively looking for a new job. And 90% said they would move jobs if they received a reasonably good job offer.
The survey also asked exactly what it would take for South Africans to stay in the current jobs and what their main motivators are for wanting to move jobs.
While company culture and work-life balance played a minor role in motivating participants to leave their jobs, 37% are motivated by better salaries and benefits and 36% by better career growth possibilities.
Despite this, 44% of participants felt that it’s become harder to find a job over the past two years. However, the majority (56%) remain optimistic that this will improve in the near future.
The survey found that 32% of participants earn less than R50 000 a year while 36% earn more than R150 000 a year.