63% of Australians leave their job due to poor cultural fit

New research released by specialist professional recruitment organisation Robert Walters reveals that 63% of Australian workers are leaving their job due to poor cultural fit.

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“A staggering number of Australian employeesare leaving their jobs every year because company culture does not match their own values. While employers may know that workplace culture is important, an alarming number are failing at it in the eyes of their employees,” said Robert Walters, Managing Director ANZ, James Nicholson.

Staff turnover costs in the form of hiring and training can reach as high as 50-60% of an employee’s annual salary. “Mismatches in cultural fit highlight the importance for a company to define and imbed cultural fit throughout all workplace processes,” said Mr Nicholson. The hidden cost of cultural fit forms part of a new whitepaper ‘Are you culturally fit?’ from specialist professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters that examines the impact of cultural fit for both employees and employers.

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