More than a third of the travel and transport workforce are considering moving jobs this year, according to research by Investors in People (IIP).

In its annual Jobs Exodus survey tracking employee sentiment, IIP found that 44% of people in the industry are not happy in their current roles, and is warning British businesses they need to invest in their people or face a potential exodus of talented staff.

Not feeling valued as a member of staff is the most important factor in determining perception of current employment (64%), over pay (50%) and poor management (43%). In addition, job satisfaction and desire for a larger salary are the main drivers behind people looking for new jobs in transport, cited by 59% and 67% of respondents respectively.

The report found that there has been a very slight increase in the number of people that think the jobs market has improved in the past year, from 26% in 2014 to 27% in the most recent survey.

The company's head, Paul Devoy, said: “This latest report highlights an increasingly fluid employment market. As the UK economy warms up staff are thinking about where their career is headed and are aware of the opportunities out there. The research should be a stark wake up call to many businesses. These companies must work hard to retain the staff they have and also put the effort into attracting top quality talent from elsewhere."


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