Majority of finance professionals want new job in 2020

Two thirds of finance professionals admit they are looking for new jobs and want to change roles in the new year 

A survey of around 2,000 workers across the financial sector by CV-Library found that 85% of people in the profession think the new year is a perfect opportunity for a fresh start.

The top 10 new year's resolutions for 2020 were topped by finding a new job with two thirds (64%) stating that was a priority while half said they wanted to earn more money (51%) and learn a new skill (39%), while only one in five were looking for a promotion (21%).

Lee Biggins, CEO of CV-Library, said: ‘While you may not be able to stop people from moving on, you can help them to reach other goals by offering competitive pay, appropriate training and career progression opportunities.’

The data also reveals generational differences which shows that 70% of 25-34 year-olds are keen to earn more money in the new year, compared to just 52% of 55-64 year-olds.

Biggins said: ‘Understanding what your employees want from their careers is important and this can really help to set you apart as an employer of choice.

‘If you’re responsive to your employees’ needs and do everything in your power to help them reach their career resolutions, they’ll be more likely to stay with your company for the long run.

‘With banks across UK, Germany, France, Spain and Switzerland slashing 60,000 jobs collectively, it has never been more important to make the right hire.’

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