by David Howells on April 16, 2013

posted on boyce recruitment updates,

One in ten workers actively seeking a new job

Around one in ten workers are on the look-out for a new job that will offer them more security, freshbusinessthinking.com reports.

According to the latest Job Security Index from Legal & General, nine per cent of workers are so concerned about the sustainability of their current job that they are seeking employment elsewhere.

Conversely, only 29 per cent believe their job is completely secure so they have no need to look elsewhere. Presumably the remaining 62 per cent of those working jobs in London – or elsewhere around the country – have relative confidence in their current role but are still open to moving elsewhere.

The figures come after employment confidence levels for part-time workers increased marginally in the quarter (rising from 65 to 67 per cent), but were still way below the high if 73 per cent seen back in October 2012.

Elsewhere, the report found that 26 per cent of part-time workers said they were anxious about how they’d manage to retain their current standard of living over the coming years.

Commenting on the results, director of Legal & General’s general insurance business, Mark Holweger, told standard.co.uk: “Unfortunately, confidence in job security has still somewhere to go to be back at levels we saw back in October 2012.

“UK workers were feeling more optimistic about their job security in the run-up to Christmas.”