CIPD survey finds jobseeking at two-year high

Jobseeking intentions are at their highest since spring 2011, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The study of 3,000 individuals, available online, carried out in partnership with Halogen Software, shows 24% of both private and voluntary sector workers, and 23% of those working in the public sector are looking for a new job.

This comes after a survey from job search engine Adzuna earlier this week suggested that competition for jobs in September fell to a two-year low. This was calculated by dividing the number of jobseekers allowance claimants by the number of open jobs nationally.

The figure was 1.9 jobseekers per vacancy, down from 2.3 in September 2012. The CIPD survey also shows that net levels of job satisfaction remain similar to those seen in the spring 2013 survey, with voluntary sector workers remaining the most satisfied overall.

Claire McCartney, research adviser at the CIPD, comments: “Talent is on the move again, signalling a decline in fear around job security as the impact of the economic downturn begins to lessen.”

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