27.5% of Spanish workers (more than 5.3 million) consider changing jobs when they return from their holidays, according to a study conducted by Randstad to identify the concerns of professionals after the summer interval.

More specifically, the study found that workers with higher qualifications are more inclined to change jobs when they return from their holidays. Consequently, 36.7% of workers with higher studies would like to change jobs after their summer holidays. Of these, 13.3% state they are already looking for a new job.

On the other hand, as the level of qualifications decreases, so does the number of workers who want to change jobs. One in five workers (20.4%) with secondary or lower qualifications say they want to change jobs, while the percentage increases to 27.1% among professionals who only have their A-levels.

By age group, people over 45 are more inclined to change jobs after returning from holidays. Indeed, 20.2% of them are considering the possibility. This group is followed by the 25 to 45 age group, in which 27.2% are considering looking for new jobs. On the contrary, people under 25 years of age are less inclined to change jobs after the holidays.

The survey also found that 45% of workers would be prepared to move to a new city to find a new job. In this case, young people display a greater inclination to move (58.1%). The main reasons that would lead to moving to a new city are a better salary, according to 58.6% of the people interviewed, better work-life balance (47.1%), better opportunities for promotion (41.8%), greater job security (37.8%) and improved flexibility regarding working hours (21.5%).

However, workers are “more reluctant” to change jobs when this requires crossing borders and working in another country. One in every three workers (30.6%) acknowledges they would move abroad to find another job when they return from their holidays. People under 25 years of age are, once again, the group that is most “inclined” to make this change. In fact, 45.4% state they would move to another country to find a better job if that improved their current conditions. In this  case, the salary would be even more decisive for 70.4% of workers. The main reasons for moving abroad, in addition to finding jobs, are better opportunities for promotion and better work-life reconciliation.