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« on: February 11, 2010, 04:39:44 PM »

Half Of Employees Actively Jobhunting

February is the month when most people will be looking for a new job says the UK's only recruitment review site, with half of employees admitting to actively seeking another role.

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.

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.

56% of those quizzed who are looking for a new job said that they had started job searching because they thought they had a greater chance of getting the a more suitable job "now the recession is over."

54% of those polled by HireScores.com said that the job that they were looking for was not in any way related to the one that they currently had. 11% said that they were looking to progress up the career ladder, whilst 1 in 4 said they wanted the same job but at a different company.

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.

Top five reasons for people leaving their current job:

1.    Boss/Colleague feud - 53%

2.    Lack of promotion/career prospects - 51%

3.    Not enough money - 49%

4.    Boredom - 42%

5.    Family move - 39%

Lisette Howlett, Managing Director of HireScores.com said;

"With the excitement of the New Year over, many employees will be looking elsewhere.

"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."

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Lisette has over 20 years industry experience with such firms as ICI,

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 07:45:18 PM »

It makes sense that February is such a popular month to look for work...with Christmas out of the way people will look to the year ahead and that's when their current employment details will be weighed up.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 05:23:29 PM »

I agree fully with the above point. January kind of drags me kicking and screaming away from Christmas and into the new year and February is certainly the month I start to look ahead to booking holidays etc. I guess for other people that translates to "am I happy at work" thoughts. 51% is alot of people though. I'm glad I'm in the 49%  Smiley.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 03:44:37 PM »

I think the recession ending has something to do with this as well.
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