35% of under 30s looking for new roles
CareerWallet a recruitment and employment technology company has published a national employee survey that has revealed new trends and insights into the UK job market. The report has highlighted the huge impact the steep rise in the cost of living has had on the job market with over a quarter (26%) of employees looking for a new role and 13% already requesting pay rises to ensure their current role covers additional costs.
The survey showed that a further 12% of all employees are considering asking for a pay rise in the next few months with only 25% of all employees not considering changing roles or asking for a pay rise due to increased costs in the UK. Out of the employees surveyed the under 30s have been most impacted with 35% currently looking for a new role and the North East is the region most effected with 40% of all employees in the process of changing roles.
The survey showed how many employees are being impacted directly by the increased cost of living and further highlights to employers that current salaries and any pay rises need to cover these costs to ensure they keep hold of their staff and prevent them from looking for other opportunities.
Craig Bines, CEO at The CareerWallet Group, commented: “The survey has highlighted how UK employees are already being impacted by the rise in the cost of living and are actively looking to counter this by pursuing a new role or a pay increase and it is important that all employers are aware of this and act quickly to keep their talented people in their businesses.”