Are you thinking about quitting your job? Most may say no depending on the context of your role and from an employment availability standpoint, but if I ask you there is something interesting, would you be interested to look at it? Many would probably say “yes”! Are you smiling now? Me too! First one was not a trick question, but it just does not appeal to the right side of the brain. Actually, both mean the same depending on how you look at it.
But then does that mean is everyone looking out for a change, probably not, but we behave in a way which indicates that we could be considering a change based on the next trigger. Just look at many job trends survey results over the last few years. Most surveys have pointed out that two thirds of people may make a job shift next year? I don’t know which that next year would be as I am yet to see this 60% attrition in most industries since these surveys started to predict about people movement. I am sure these surveys are not manufactured but their predictions never go on to become facts eventually, why? It’s because people like you and me respond to those surveys. Why do we say that we may consider a change ?
Last week’s dinner with a VP of a services company got me to write this, she was excited about some breakthrough strategies her organisation is currently undertaking; she was even more passionate about the CSR work they do, how much her boss likes her and things like that, as it happens the conversation shifted to me and I told her that it’s one of the best years to be in recruitment industry, her eyes popped up, “Really? Yes with all the action in the start-up industry and a reasonable growth in economy, senior level hiring has seen a lift” I said, “then let me know if there is anything exciting that suits me ” she said, I was surprised though I should expect this being in recruitment industry, surprised becoz till about 5 minutes ago she was at the top of her career enjoying what she was doing, and now without batting an eyelid she says she may want to change.
I am stating some obvious similar “on the fence” conversations
In a changing global economy employers are always on the toes to have the right talent and keep trimming workforces to remain competitive in challenging times. Organizations’ also shop around for what they call as talent for tomorrow to replace existing talent. It’s only fair that employees also keep looking out for their next dream job too, but I don’t know why sometimes when we look back it feels that some of the past jobs or employers look like the best times of our life. But grass is greener on the other side and maybe it’s good to keep that optimism with us for every bad day we encounter at work. Sounds diabolic?