Survey Finds Job Hunting At Two Year High

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5th November 2013 15:36 - Professional Services

New research published by the CIPD and Halogen has revealed that employees are increasingly getting itchy feet with the amount of people looking for new jobs at the highest level in more than two years. Almost a quarter of workers are now seeking a new role in what has been a stagnant time in the employment market. Those working in the private and voluntary sectors have seen the highest proportion of staff (24%) searching the job pages.

The poll of almost 3,000 employees highlighted that job satisfaction is the main motivation to seek a new job role with 62% saying they feel unfulfilled by their job and seeking new opportunities. Pressure also had a similar with forty five per cent of those suffering stress on a daily basis also job hunting, compared with nineteen per cent who say they never feel under excessive pressure.

While the findings suggests that there is confidence in the economic recovery, it is essential that companies work not to lose staff – with more than one on four employees saying they had never had a performance review the need to retain staff is particularly important.

Commenting on this, the vice president of marketing at Halogen Donna Ronayne, added:

“These findings demonstrate that organisations who want to keep top talent need to assess how well their talent management programs are addressing employee needs and the needs of the organisation. Do managers have the tools and training to coach employees effectively? Are they giving employees meaningful feedback and recognition on a regular basis?"

Furthermore the study also looked at attitudes towards the work-life balance. It appears women are better than men at balancing the two sides of their life, with 62% of women agreeing they keep the two on proportion compared with 54% of men. Overall, 27% of staff said they could not achieve a work life balance.

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