The 6 most popular New Year’s resolutions at work

By Jacqueline Smith, Business Insider

This time of year, many people assume the motto, “New year, new job.”

In fact, a fifth (21%) of the 3,252 employees* said their top resolution for 2016 is to leave their current job and find a new one. That’s a 5% increase from last year, when 16% of employees said they’d like to move on.

Among younger workers, the number is even higher. About 30% of millennials — those between the ages of 18 and 34 — expect to have a new job by the end of 2016.

The survey, conducted online by Harris Poll, found the top five New Year’s resolutions among workers this year, aside from landing a new job. They are:

Save more money.

More than a third (38%) of respondents plan to put more of their paycheck into savings this year.

Be less stressed.

About a quarter (28%) want to decrease their stress levels in 2016.

Get a raise or promotion.

Another quarter (26%) would like to move a step up on the ladder over the next 12 months.

Eat healthier at work.

A fifth (19%) plan to consume less junk food at the office.

Learn something new.

About 17% resolve to take more courses, training, or seminars in 2016.

*survey was conducted by CareerBuilder

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