PE Global Workplace Survey


Vast Majority of Irish Workers Feel Safe in their Jobs

  •  76% of Irish workers feel ‘secure’ in their current role
  • 48% aim to counter inflation by asking for a raise in 2023

A recent workplace survey, commissioned by leading Irish recruitment firm PE Global, found that almost three-in-four (76%) Irish workers feel secure in their current jobs.

The survey, conducted by research agency Bounce Insights, profiled over 1000 full-time workers nationwide, across multiple professions and sectors including technology, pharmaceuticals, construction and healthcare, in relation to their current sentiments around the workplace and employment.

Other good news stemming from the research found that 43% of workers state that they plan to stay with their current employer for more than four years with just one in ten expecting to leave their current job within the next 12 months.

Keith McDonagh, Managing Director at PE Global commented on the findings, stating, “This is positive news – highlighting that despite the recent unsettling reports in relation to the current economic climate and lay-offs in the technology sector, the majority of workers feel safe in their current role.”

In addition, the survey found that despite most workers feeling secure in their current role, 48% of respondents stated that they plan to ask for a raise in their current salary this year.

McDonagh added, “ At PE Global, we felt it was important to examine the current jobs market to be armed with the most up-to-date insights so that we can best support both our clients and candidates. From this research, we can see that the majority of employees would like to stay with their current employer but that they will be requesting an increase in salary to do so. Therefore, employers that offer packages to help to alleviate inflation, to new and existing employees, will help to attract and retain the right, qualified talent.”

Just over a quarter of employees mentioned that seeking a greater work-life balance would be the top reason they would consider moving jobs in 2023, with 43% citing a higher salary.

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