Press Release August 2008: Downturn In Economy Results In The Death Of The Jobhopper

Downturn In Economy Results In The Death Of The Jobhopper

Results revealed today show that the days of temporary office workers may be over due to the downturn in the economy. People are no longer jumping from job to job and workers are becoming increasingly afraid of not being able to find new work.

A leading independent recruitment-agency scoring website can today reveal that the trend of temporary office workers hopping from job to job has come to an end, due to the downturn in the economy.

Just over 1,500 of the registered users responded to the www.HireScores.com survey question which aimed to find out if recruitment agencies were still able to find them work.

81% of temporary office workers who replied said that compared to the same point last year, they were now more likely to stay in a job that they would have previously left and said that this was because of the perceived difficulty in finding a new job given the economic situation.

Only 13% of respondents said that they still regularly changed temporary office jobs and had no fears about finding a new role and 6% said that they actually move jobs more now than they did at the same time 12 months ago.

When HireScores.com looked at individual market sectors, 73% of office temps working in the financial services sector claimed to have stopped job-hopping compared to 68% in the legal and accountancy sector and 59% in the leisure and retail sector.

It comes as no surprise that the top 5 cities with the most "job-hoppers" were, in order, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds, although the survey did show that it was London's temporary office workers who had the most concerns.

Speaking about the results, Lisette Howlett, Managing Director of HireScores.com said,

"Our research shows that temporary employees are becoming reformed job-hoppers and ditching the once common trend of switching jobs whenever they got fed up with a company because there was a buoyant economy and jobs in plentiful supply. With the current economic gloom workers are now clinging onto their jobs for fear that they may struggle to find another one"

She continued, "In recent months the recruitment sector has been thriving with more and more people coming to agencies looking for work but it now looks as though demand is far outweighing the number of jobs available".

HireScores has spent the last two years developing the market leading, independent, agency scoring website along with raising its profile across the UK recruitment sector and is also available to other affinity groups who wish to provide a bespoke feedback solution to their members.

For further information visit www.HireScores.com  

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Further information about HireScores:

Emma Stockley, 10 Yetis PR

Tel: 01452 527898

E: emma@10yetis.co.uk

Note to Editors

About HireScores.com:

§  Hire Scores website is totally independent and not linked to a job board or recruiter which makes it ideally placed to provide such information

§  Hire Scores is committed to fair feedback with checks and balances in place to support this

§  Free to use for all with a strong and growing knowledge centre

§  Lisette has over 20 years industry experience with such firms as ICI, Zeneca/AstraZeneca and Syngenta as well as local government and the public sector.

§  Hire Scores is about creating a community in the recruitment and working space supported by a forum which uniquely seeks to bring together all the elements involved in recruitment and work - workers, agencies and their employees.