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A New Job for the New Year?

Posted by Rebecca English

The twinkling lights of Christmas have been packed away for another year as the nation plunges into a month of hibernation; saving money, dry January and even some experimenting with Veganuary. Here's a quick read about 

Whether January is a month of lying low or a month of new habits, for most it signifies a change; a fresh start and even new opportunities.

It may not then come as a great surprise that at the top of the New Year’s resolutions lists for nearly a fifth of the UK appears finding a new job.

In both 2017 and 2018, a survey by Investors in People (IIP), who questioned 1,000 employees, found that at least one in four said they were unhappy in their job and almost half of these planned to search for a new job in the new year, while a quarter had already begun their job hunt! The study also showed that almost a third of those employees cited having more flexibility around working as more important than a 3% pay rise.

True enough, it was another busy year for the UK recruitment industry even despite the uncertainty of Brexit, with recruiters and HR services placing over 1.1 million people into permanent roles in total and a staggering 1 million agency workers on any given day; an 11% increase on the year previous. (REC Annual Recruitment Trends).

The REC’s annual Recruitment Industry Trends report for 2017/18 showed that the total industry turnover from permanent and temporary/contract placements, and other HR services, reached £35.7 billion.

Whilst the days are short (and cold), it can seem daunting and sometimes uninspiring searching through the murky world of the job boards. So, if you would prefer to start with an informal chat on the current tax market, current recruitment trends, new and upcoming opportunities, (many of which not seen advertised on job pages), or even salary benchmarking then please do get in touch. 

Rebecca English
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