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Nearly two-thirds of Canadians want to leave their employer: survey

Survey from ADP Canada breaks the job searchers into three categories: "The Uninspired," "The Dissed" and "The Casual Daters."

It's not just better pay that is causing employees to look for different companies, quality-of-life factors are also up on the reasons for jumping ship.

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It's not just better pay that is causing employees to look for different companies, quality-of-life factors are also up on the reasons for jumping ship.

If a new survey is to be believed, a large majority of Canadian workers want to leave their employers and it’s not just about money.

A data supplied by ADP Canada found 65 per cent of people said they were prepared to jump ship.

Those employees fall into different categories from those who would leave for the right position, to those actively seeking a new job, says ADP Canada.

The company’s “Sentiment Survey” was offered up to 1509 Canadians in August 2016 and breaks down the unhappy employees into three groups.

“The Uninspireds,” representing one-third of the workforce, don’t hold any loyalty to their company and are “easy prey for competitors,” says the business group. These employees can range from superstars to slackers.

“The Casual Daters” make up 16 per cent and are “casually interested in a new opportunity,” while another 16 per cent, “The Dissed,” are actively looking for a new position, who feel dissatisfied and disengaged with their current roles.  

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The survey puts millennial workers on the same page as mid-career employees, all willing to swap jobs for better pay or improved quality-of-life factors like an easier commute and better hours, or career advancements, like a promotion.