The industry is facing a major crisis.
A recent survey revealed that an overwhelming number of staff are unhappy about the way their jobs are being run.
The BBC has learned that the majority of employees want to move away from their jobs but, as it happens, they can’t because of their own employer’s rules.
The findings of the survey suggest that many workers have a genuine desire to be able to leave their jobs.
“I’ve got a couple of colleagues who are just really upset about their jobs, and they’re just in a really difficult position, and their managers don’t understand what the problem is, and I think it’s a lot of people’s frustration,” says David Henshaw, the director of recruitment at IT company Logic.
Henshaw says he is now working with his staff to help them find ways of leaving their jobs if they are unhappy.
“You can talk to your managers, but they need to understand that you are not leaving your job for any reason,” he says.
“They have to understand you are there to do a job.”
The key is that you have to make the best of it.
There’s no one-size-fits-all.
You need to make sure you’ve got the skills, the motivation, and the understanding that you’re going to get through to people.
“In some industries, the new rules are causing havoc.
The HR director of a high-end department store in London, for example, says he has had to change his staffing to keep up with the demands of a changing workforce.”
It’s a bit like having a baby and having a different set of parents, which means that the staff are going through the same adjustment period, and that can affect your ability to retain and keep people.””
Now, because of our new recruitment and the number of people that want to leave, the number is going up and the people that are available are going to be fewer.”
It’s a bit like having a baby and having a different set of parents, which means that the staff are going through the same adjustment period, and that can affect your ability to retain and keep people.
“It’s also not the only industry experiencing the pressure.
“I think there’s been some concern in some areas that, because it’s difficult to recruit people to come back, they’re going down the route of putting them out of their jobs.””
There’s been a number of IT companies who have said they’ve had to re-hire people,” says Henshaws.
“I think there’s been some concern in some areas that, because it’s difficult to recruit people to come back, they’re going down the route of putting them out of their jobs.”
In one case, a company had to make a decision about its future plans after it decided to fire its full-time HR manager.
“We have people who have been working for the company for 15 years, and it’s very clear that they are not happy about the change in the workforce,” says Michael Stenhouse, a recruitment consultant.
“In some cases, it’s actually been difficult to convince people that it’s the right thing to do.”
The BBC’s Richard Evans reports from London.