The increase in voluntary turnover in companies in 2021 is due to better conditions offered and higher wages by other employers. This is acknowledged by about 85% of all surveyed employers from different business sectors in our country in a survey of ManpowerGroup Bulgaria.
Impossibility for professional growth and conflicts on a personal level are the next two most common reasons for voluntary turnover this year. There are very few organizations that note that voluntary turnover has something to do with the changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
More than 30% of respondents note that the Production Department suffers the highest turnover rates for 2021. The most frequent job changes are observed in positions such as machine operator, warehouse worker or other low-skilled staff.
This year, as in the first year of the pandemic, the Tourism sector is suffering from high levels of turnover, as well as a serious outflow of professionals who choose to work in a completely different field.
Difficult predictability in the work of the industries affected by Covid-19, especially hotels and restaurants, is increasing turnover levels, both under duress due to reduced workload and because these areas are becoming less attractive to job applicants, he said. Maria Stoeva, Sales and Business Development Manager at ManpowerGroup Bulgaria.
Voluntary turnover is highest in the field of telecommunications, followed by shared service centers. Only 3.33% of the employees in the field of “Healthcare” have chosen to change their jobs last year.
43% of employers say that the overall turnover in 2021 is higher than in 2020. “High voluntary turnover and the number one reason for it, namely better pay in another company, is often the main reason for revision of salaries this year “, Stoeva commented.
The survey involved 256 employers operating in 14 business sectors throughout Bulgaria.