Research: Employees move on as pay freezes are lifted

Even though a quarter (24%) of employers who implemented pay freezes during the recession have now lifted them, 41% of office workers surveyed expect to move jobs over the next twelve months, according to a study from international recruiters Badenoch & Clark.

The study, which polled more than a thousand office workers from a variety of sectors across the UK, found that a fifth (18%) of professionals are actively searching for a new job now. The biggest motivation is career development, with 44% feeling that their career has stagnated with their current employer.

Neil Wilson, managing director of Badenoch & Clark, commented: “The study shows that prospects are improving for a lot of people within the job market; both for those actively looking for a new job and for those staying put.

“Now that the market is looking up, employers are finally tuning into the fact that they need to be doing more to ensure their top talent stays put. Likewise they need to be attracting high calibre applicants to enable their company to grow in the right direction.”

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