More than a third of employees feel that their talents aren't being fully exploited in their current role.
A survey by commercial property company MDA found that 35% of all respondents believed their talents and experience were being undervalued by short-sighted managers who weren't prepared to reward good work either financially or with more responsibility.
Nearly a quarter - 23% - of the 600 people interviewed said they were unaware of any plans their employers had for their career progression within the company, as a result 12% believed their jobs were under threat.
In contrast to the image of the modular-career, nearly half - 48% - of the 600 people surveyed put job security as the number one priority in their working lives. Salary was beaten into third place behind job satisfaction.