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One in four UK workers in hunt for new job

Published 28/07/2016

More British workers looking for a new job than their European colleagues
More British workers looking for a new job than their European colleagues

Only half of Britons feel settled in their job and are more likely to be looking to move on than their European counterparts, a study shows.

A survey of more than 4,000 adults in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands showed that almost one in four in this country had looked for a new job in the last month, 10 per cent more than others.

Workers, aged between 18 and 36, were more likely to be considering a move, the study by jobs site Monster discovered.

Andy Sumner, managing director for Monster, said; "There is clearly a restlessness amongst workers in the UK, with a quarter searching for a role in the last month. Even the most satisfied workers have itchy feet.

"Our research found a real disparity between what employees want, and what employers thinks matters. While pay, flexibility and work-life balance are important, it's essential for all organisations to think about how they can nurture the skills of their people, provide strong leadership, and really articulate their business' purpose, values and goals - especially for the younger demographic."

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