Majority of UK Workers Seeking New Role


New research suggests that the majority of UK workers (84.4%) are currently looking for a new role. The news comes from job board CV-Library, which also revealed that over a third of workers (35.8%) dislike their current job.

The study, which explored the attitudes of 1,500 UK workers, also found that this is a topic that is on workers’ minds more often than you’d think, with a third (35.1%) of workers admitting to thinking about quitting their job frequently or often.

The top ten reasons behind this include:

Bad management (47.3%)
Being underpaid (33%)
No development opportunities (31.2%)
Being undervalued (30.5%)
It’s boring (24.1%)
Poor work/life balance (21.3%)
Being too stressed (20.3%)
The workload is too high (17%)
Not liking their boss (11.3%)

Circle MD Steve Ricketts commented: "Many people make new years resolutions to look for a new job, and many people are disappointed about returning to work after the Christmas break, and so the time of year may have an impact on this survey. Even so, it is important for all employers to take the findings on board, especially those who recruit in IT, as supply and demand at present is certainly in favour of the candidate in many areas".

If you are looking for a new role and/or looking to replace a key leaver, speak to us today in confidence on 0345 210 3333.

Post by Katrina Rajah January 19 2017 Categories: News, Recruitment