Office workers keen to change jobs

One in three white collar workers would like to be in a new job within the next year, according to a survey carried out by pension company Alecta.

City dwellers and younger workers are most keen to move on to pastures new. A full 40 percent of workers in the 18 to 30 age range see themselves in a new job within the next twelve months, compared to 35 percent of 31 to 45-year-olds.

Not only are city dwellers more likely than others to seek new employment, they also expect higher wage increases than their country cousins.

When negotiating conditions with a new employer, the 3,051 white-collar workers Alecta spoke to ranked wages as the most important factor. This was followed by working hours, development opportunies and bonuses. Holidays and pensions were also high on the list of priorities.