Belfast Telegraph

More than half of NI workers on hunt for new job

By John Mulgrew

More than half of Northern Ireland workers say they are on the hunt for a new job in 2018.

Around 58% of people in employment here are looking to move jobs this year "as pay stagnates while the labour market strengthens", according to Investors in People.

It says one in four workers is already "actively job hunting".

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: "In a year where unemployment has reached its lowest level since 1975, but wages have stagnated, the improvements to the labour market have failed to translate to the pockets of UK's workers. With 70% of workers in NI citing poor management as the main reason they're considering looking for a new job next year, management strategies must evolve to meet the demands of employees if organisations are to retain staff. The fact that nearly half of employees are contemplating a new job in 2018 should be a wake-up call to employers that they can't take their talent for granted."

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