One In Three UK Workers Plan To Move Jobs

According to a new survey issued by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), professional recruitment firms now have 29 per cent more vacancies on their books than this time last year. This increase in opportunities is in keeping with the latest research by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), which found that 37 per of workers were planning to leave their current jobs in 2015. That’s one in three!

When you couple this with research by Quarsh which found that over half of employees would move roles if they were approached, the question you should be asking yourself is: Are you approaching passive candidates? Especially at a time when both those who are looking and those who are in work who would be happy to move if they were given an opportunity.

APSCo, also reports growing vacancies in a range of professional sectors and industries, including IT, Finance and Marketing. Engineering continues to lead the way.

Growth of the engineering sector over the past year can largely be attributed to government initiatives to improve infrastructure. Projects such as HS2 and Crossrail continue to drive an acute need for experienced talent to work in the sector.

Charles Elvin, Chief Executive of the Institute of Leadership & Management, said: “With an improving economy and more fruitful job market, it is important that employers realise that it’s likely they will have to work harder to keep their talented employees. This means prioritising managing the talent pipeline within the organisation to make sure staff have opportunities to develop and progress.”

Of those who left their jobs in 2014, 35 per cent said greater opportunity for progression was their main motivation for seeking a new role. Now in 2015, that has increased to 59 per cent.


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