18-12-2020

Quarter of all UK workers will 'consider new career' in 2021

Quarter of all UK workers will 'consider new career' in 2021 - C&M Travel Recruitment
One in four workers in the UK will consider starting a new career next year, according to new stats.

In total, seven per cent of UK working adults (around 2.2 million people) said they would 'definitely' look to change jobs in 2021.

The survey from Adzuna found that male workers were much more likely to be thinking about changing jobs, with 10.4 per cent definitely looking for a new role, compared to 4 per cent of women.

Worryingly, only 14 per cent of people working in the travel or hospitality industries felt that their jobs were secure, while the figure stood at just 19 per cent for those in retail.

Overall, 37 per cent of people reported that they felt insecure in their jobs, while 44 per cent of workers across the UK said their job was under threat from the ongoing pandemic.

Speaking about the findings, Andrew Hunter, Co-Founder at Adzuna, said: "Covid-19 has turbocharged hiring in some sectors, while others have gone into reverse.

"This major redistribution of the job market means many jobseekers will need to pivot careers to find a new role for 2021. Understanding the viable options and industries that are hiring (and growing) can help workers future proof their careers."

In other news, stats released earlier this week showed that one in three employees across the UK (33 per cent) believed that changes to their working routine had led to a negative effect on their general wellbeing.

The survey of 1,000 UK employees by YuLife and YouGov found that only half (48 per cent) of all workers felt that their company had supported them in the transition to working at home during the pandemic.

Despite this, 87 per cent of workers stated that they would be less likely to look for a new job if their current employer demonstrated a commitment to their wellbeing.

By Owen Mckeon

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