A new survey has revealed that job seeker confidence is at an all-time high with nearly half of workers looking for a new job.
The Robert Half Candidate Sentiment Survey found that 43% of those job hunting are doing so for a better salary. Other motivations include better benefits and more flexibility.
Twenty-eight per cent said that their current employer’s benefits system wasn’t competitive with others in their field, while 72% believe that companies need to offer more flexible working arrangements in order to retain them.
Matt Weston, Senior Managing Director UK & Ireland, at Robert Half, commented, “Candidate confidence is at an all-time high which, in a recession, is unheard of. However, following a year of skills shortages that have yet to be rectified and with a cost-of-living crisis a key concern for workers, it’s clear that candidates are very aware that they hold the power.
“And with so many people looking for a new job with better pay, employers are going to need to seriously rethink their attraction and retention strategies to contend with the changing wants and needs of today’s workforce without breaking the bank.