Why one in three New Zealander's will look for a new job next year

 A third of Kiwis are looking at leaving their job within the next 12 months, a new survey reveals.

Research from recruitment company Hays says a lack of promotional opportunities is the main reason Kiwis are considering quitting.

The survey of more than 250 professionals revealed 32 percent plan to look for a new job over the next year.

Low salaries, poor training and development and poor work-life balance were the other reasons Kiwis are considering ditching their jobs.

Employers are noticing the change, too.

"Close to one-third of employers have already told us they've seen their staff turnover rate rise in the last 12 months," said NZ Hays managing director Adam Shapley.

"With many people clearly not content in their current position this figure will likely rise further as people look for a new job to improve their career prospects."

Just half of the respondents to the study said they were "very satisfied" with their current work environments.