Of those asked why they use recruitment sites when they are not actively seeking a move, 48 per cent said they simply wanted to see what was available.
A further 37 per cent said they look at the web sites out of general interest, while 18 per cent said it is to compare salaries.
Only a tiny minority said they log on to identify training needs (1 per cent), or locate information about their area (1 per cent). But 6 per cent said they use the web sites to gain information on companies.
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