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16 January 2024

30% of workforce is looking for a new job, study shows

30% of the UK workforce is currently looking for a new job - including 46% of people who have moved jobs in the past year, according to the new Henley Business School’s World of Work Institute report ‘The Omniployment Era’.

Led by Dr Rita Fontinha and Professor James Walker, the research identifies that the workforce is still on the move.

Dr Rita Fontinha, Director of Flexible Work at Henley Business School, said: “Omniployment might be a new term but the idea is not - heterogeneity in the labour market existed far beyond the pandemic. However, our data-driven focus offers a fresh perspective, allowing us to characterise the shift, post- COVID, by quantifying it to detail what’s happening now between different and diverse groups in the workforce.

“It is crucial that business leaders wake up to the Omniployment Era and take steps to change the one-size-fits-all all approach of the past. If they don’t, it’s clear that employees in sectors with a high demand for talent feel empowered to look elsewhere.”

Credit: Surrey Live

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