"Job Insecurity Level High in Lagos" - Jobberman

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Jobberman Report Shows that Job Insecurity Level is High in Lagos.

It is therefore clear that the lack of clear career development is a major issue and companies need to look into their career development culture

Job satisfaction is very crucial to the attitudes and behaviour of employees and employed job seekers; and the rising state of job related issues is tied to the satisfaction level of job seekers which in turn produces a great work force for the economy and vice versa. In light of this, Jobberman.com, the leading jobs platform in West Africa, decided to conduct a research into the general attitudes and job seeker behaviour of entry to mid-level professionals.

The job desperation by the teeming youths in Nigeria led to this survey covering general job market insight and sentiment. The research sought to answer some of the following questions using random face to face interviews: What motivates and influences the mid-level professional as regards jobs and career placement? What is the average job-seeker behaviour? How satisfied and secure do employees feel at and about their jobs?

According to the survey, nearly one-half (48%) of employed job seekers are dissatisfied with their current job, with a surprising majority (81%) of the employed expecting to actively search for a new job this year and in the next year.

80% of the respondents rated their current employers poor on career development and job security, with poor Career Development having the highest percentage. Respondents also rated their current employers on other factors including: the quality of overall management; work environment; salary structure etc.

Therefore, desire for excellent career development, seeking a better skills match, higher compensation and personal fulfilment were listed by those currently employed as top reasons for seeking a new job.

"Our Survey shows that a stunning percentage of job seeking employees were eager to change jobs because of the lack of/poor career development culture in a lot of companies. It is therefore clear that the lack of clear career development is a major issue and companies need to look into their career development culture nurturing it into a desirable state." says the CEO of Jobberman.com, Ayodeji Adewunmi.

This survey by Jobberman showed the following: Job security is highly valued (95%) even beyond good salaries; nearly all (97%) job seekers value the use of their skills and abilities and look to having a high fulfilment in what they do; Good salary structure is an important factor.

Jobberman is the biggest jobs website in West Africa with over 750,000 users and 8,000 companies providing the latest jobs in Nigeria. Its headquarters is located in Lekki Lagos, Nigeria.

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