Redundancy fears rise among UK workers

UK
redundancy fears are rising rapidly, according to new research.

The
survey, by online recruitment service GoJobsite, shows that as well as having
strong fears of redundancy, the majority of employees felt they would struggle
to find a new position if they became unemployed.

The
research polled 500 employees, and found that 77 per cent felt that their jobs
were definitely at risk over the next 12 months.

Jackie
Jones, HR manager at GoJobsite, said: “Seventy-seven per cent is clearly a very
negative response, but what we must understand is that in times of economic
uncertainty and with many labour sectors having dramatically slowed down, their
recruitment plans there will inevitably be a feeling of unease about the times
ahead.

"Uncertainty
is very damaging to the morale of a workforce. Recent world events and
contrasting views regarding the recovery of the UK economy all add to this
uncertainty.”

Sixty-two
per cent of respondents said they were not confident they would get another job
if they were made redundant.

By Quentin Reade

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