Employee satisfaction levels have dramatically fallen over the past year, and worker confidence in the recruitment market is low.
The Recruitment Confidence Index survey of 5,000 employees across the UK shows that nearly one in three are either neutral or unhappy at work, and 30% are planning to change their job within the next 12 months.
Despite these plans, 35% believe it will actually become harder to find a new job over the coming year, and a further 51% expect job hunting to become increasingly difficult over the next five years.
The findings also show that respondents did not notice the apparent easing of the jobs market over the past year, with only 14% citing that job hunting has become easier.
The quarterly Recruitment Confidence Index is produced by Cranfield School of Management and the Daily Telegraph in association with Personnel Today.