Many employees in the UK are so dissatisfied with their current jobs that they are planning to leave them.

This is according to findings produced by YouGov on behalf of Investors in People which suggested that 43 per cent of workers questioned intend to quit their roles within the next 12 months.

A lack of motivation was identified as a significant factor, with feelings of being underpaid, unreasonable workloads and a lack of a career path also prominent concerns among staff members.

It was also found that around half of the employees quizzed reported that they had not been supported in their positions beyond their initial induction, while more than a quarter felt unsupported by their managers.

Commenting on the findings, Simon Jones, chief executive at Investors in People UK, said: "This research reveals a worrying picture, not only because such a significant proportion of UK employees are de-motivated, but because it suggests that valuable employees may be heading for the door."

In related news, the 2008 edition of the Ashridge Management Index revealed that 55 per cent of managers in the UK are critical of the motivational strategies adopted by their organisation.