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Economic uncertainty has led to social, economic and employment change, resulting in workers becoming more demanding of the conditions and benefits of their jobs. Nearly 7 out of 10 Generation Z workers are considering changing jobs this year, leading the trend.

This paradigm shift comes at a time when, despite a 20.6% slowdown in hiring in Spain in December compared to the same month last year, 34% of workers say they feel more confident about leaving their current position to take on new challenges. Likewise, 56% of them say they are confident in their skills when it comes to getting another job.

According to LinkedIn‘s latest study, as the cost of living soars, professionals are looking for more financial stability and new roles that offer them a better salary (34%) and a better work-life balance (31%), as well as more opportunities for personal growth and development (25%). Similarly, 15% say they aspire to hold a position that has a positive impact on society.

According to Ángel Sáenz de Cenzano, General Manager of LinkedIn Spain and Portugal, “since the pandemic, professionals adapt more quickly to crisis situations and are increasingly aware of what they bring to their company and team. Hence, the increase in their confidence when aspiring to a position of greater responsibility or looking for a new job. And that’s why on LinkedIn we are seeing that 54% of Spanish professionals are interested in a change.

“Although this is a slightly lower percentage compared to last year’s data (58%), we can see how workers continue to value important aspects such as a higher salary or more flexible working hours. There are also many who are taking control of their careers and investing in the development and retraining of their professional skills.

Demand for flexible work models continues to rise

LinkedIn data reveals that professionals continue to demand remote job offers and seek greater wellbeing, a trend that grew exponentially in the post-pandemic period. Today, half (50%) of workers say that, faced with a new job opportunity or promotion that requires them to be in the office full-time, they would turn it down in favour of a hybrid working policy. This proportion rises to 64% among Generation Z workers.

Generation Z: demanding and willing to change jobs

Generation Z is leading the way in this trend to change jobs. Almost 7 out of 10 (68%) workers between 18 and 24 years of age are willing to leave their current job for another that suits them better, a percentage 14 points higher than the average for all Spanish professionals. In the case of the over-55s, this percentage drops to 30%, making them the generation most reluctant to change jobs.

Similarly, Generation Z professionals say they feel confident in their skills and abilities to find a better job (32%). Even so, many of them continue to work harder at their current job to keep their position (31%) and say they are taking on more responsibility (28%).

Esto es lo que deben tener en cuenta las marcas para mantener la atención de la Gen Z