Secure economy sends workers looking for new jobs

The number of people looking for a new job is at its highest level since early 2011, reports.

New figures published by the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), found that a strengthening economy has left many workers looking to change roles.

In fact, around a quarter of workers across the UK were found to be actively seeking another role.

Rather unsurprisingly, it’s those feeling most disaffected with their current roles who are looking to change, with 62 per cent of those who said they felt “unfulfilled” by their current job seeking an alternative. Of those who were said to be “satisfied”, meanwhile, just 10 per cent were looking elsewhere.

Similarly, those who were pressured by their job also exhibited a desire to move on, with 45 per cent of people who felt put upon deciding to look around, compared to just 19 per cent of those who never felt under excessive pressure.

Commenting on the figures, research adviser at the CIPD, Claire McCartney told : “Talent is on the move again, signalling a decline in fear around job security as the impact of the economic downturn begins to lessen.

“This should signal a warning to employers to up their game when it comes to retaining key talent – if they aren’t monitoring their employees’ progression and providing opportunities to talk about career development, they may well risk losing some of their most talented workers, who might well vote with their feet and take advantage of a somewhat improved labour market outlook.”

by David Howells on October 31, 2013

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