If you want to work and study or, well, if you are a recent graduate and you are looking for a job, it is worth knowing the situation of workers in the country. The general picture shows that Mexicans are not entirely satisfied with their current jobs.
According to the study “Post-pandemic labor adaptability in Mexico”, prepared by the human capital firm OCCMundial, 71% of employees say they are thinking of quitting their job when they find a better job opportunity. “The collaborator is always going to be looking for better benefits, benefits, growth of skills, of their competencies… For this reason, the plan and the value proposition of the company towards the collaborator becomes very important. This helps prevent that percentage from becoming a reality”, says David Centeno, deputy director of Strategy at OCCMundial.
Likewise, according to the study, 59% of the collaborators assure that they would resign their current job to achieve better salaries and benefits. Additionally, 55% said they seek better development opportunities and 43% want a better work-life balance. Meanwhile, 33% would do so in consideration of physical and/or mental exhaustion. Finally, 24% would resign due to frustration (the people surveyed could choose more than one of the options mentioned above.)
In relation to the time that employees remain in a specific organization, the survey revealed that a 29% of companies confirm that, on average, employees stay for three to five years. In this sense, David Centeno expressed that companies have to reorganize themselves to offer additional benefits that allow motivation and commitment to be maintained over time.
The perspective of companies
According to the study, some companies say they have had resignations because they have not been able to retain talent. This is because other companies offer better compensation and development opportunities.