Half UK workforce browsing for jobs

Nearly
half the UK workforce is looking for a new job, new research indicates.

Recruitment
group Reed said statistics collected from over 800 people of working age across
the UK show 31 per cent are currently passively job-seeking by staying aware of
the job market while an additional 14 per cent are actively seeking new jobs.


In the 25-to-34-year-old group, 58 per cent are either passively or actively
job-seeking at the moment.


Younger people are the most likely to be looking for work


Nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of workers aged 18-to-25 actively job-seeking.


Overall, more men stay in touch with the job market than women. In all, 52 per
cent of men are either passively or actively jobseeking compared to 37 per cent
of women.

James
Reed, Chief Executive of Reed, said: "As talent becomes increasingly
mobile, the individuals in most demand can pick and choose what they do, and
move at will.

"Organisations
need to ensure they have a highly developed and articulated sense of what makes
them attractive to people in order to retain their best staff."

Reed
said the company’s research shows that half the workforce use the internet when
researching jobs.

By Quentin Reade

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