Half of workforce looking to reskill
In the latest survey from CV-Library, it’s been revealed that ‘The Great Resignation’ is set to continue with more than two thirds of the UK professional workforce saying they’ll look for a new role in 2022.
More than half of the workforce (57.6%) is planning to reskill or retrain next year with belief that it will make them more employable. Other factors driving the reskilling are a desire for a more meaningful career, better long-term job security and being unable to find a suitable job with their current skills.
The top five reasons for moving on in 2022, according to the CV-Library survey were:
- 1%: want/need a career change
- 3%: higher salary
- 7%: the uncertainty of the pandemic delayed an inevitable decision
- 9%: more flexible working opportunities
- 2%: burnout
Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of CV-Library commented: “Employers can take action to prevent increased staff turnover. Offering top salaries is the obvious choice but investing in training and upskilling, offering remote working opportunities, and building strong internal teams, look to be the smartest moves businesses can take in 2022.”
Ken Brotherston, Managing Director at TALiNT Partners doesn’t necessarily agree. He weighed in: “Whilst I might quibble about the percentage of people claiming they will look for a new job, I do agree that there are a range of underlying challenges for employers which need to be addressed and that there is no single solution.”