Half of employees actively jobhunting

12th February 2010

The UK’s only recruitment review site, www.HireScores.com commissioned research to look at the number of Brits looking for new jobs. The site polled 1,987 people, 1,567 of which were currently employed. 51% of those in employment said that they were actively looking for another role.

77% of those who were looking to get a new job said that they were doing it in February; whilst 1 in 5 said that they weren’t sure when they would start looking. Of the people looking in February, 4 in 5 said they considered looking in January but wanted to ‘give it a month’.

Of those polled, 17% said that they had in fact started looking in January, and would be continuing until they had found their dream job, such as in a marketing department.

12% of those who had started their job searching in February had intended to do it in January but didn’t get around to it, whilst 39% said that an argument at or about work was the final straw. Of those looking for a job during the month of February, 73% said that they were likely to give up towards the end of the month if they hadn’t found anything by that point.

Over half of the total number of people polled said that the biggest factor in leaving a job would be if they didn’t get on with their boss or their colleagues. 51% said that career prospects would be a factor, whilst 49% said that if the money didn’t get better they would be gone.

Lisette Howlett, Managing Director of HireScores.com said;
“The majority of people use January to feel out whether or not they could see themselves staying at their current employment, but by February, after the January payday, a large number commit to searching for a new role.“Our traffic so far in February certainly shows this to be the case. February really is the month of job-searching for British workers.”

This article was taken from its original source, here

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