Whilst the start of the Covid-19 pandemic left many people feeling uncertain about their job security, as time went on and a light appeared at the end of the tunnel, the shift towards remote work and flexible working patterns led many workers to reconsider their priorities and leave their jobs at stellar speed. “The Great Resignation” refers to this period, with the UK resignation rate at its highest since 2009.
With the summer approaching and the job market extremely busy, is finding a new job high on your to do list?
The Great Resignation is not yet over. According to HR Review, more than half of Millennials and Gen Z are actively looking for new jobs. Additionally, the pandemic has left employees more likely to leave their current roles prematurely. Maybe your current job was a filler which you took on in the height of the pandemic to get you through the lockdowns or perhaps you are just ready for a new start. Either way there is no denying that the last two years have been extremely testing and unsettling times for everyone. Looking forward and securing your perfect job should of course be your priority and we want to help you get it right.
It can be hard to navigate finding a new job at the best of times, and especially tricky when there is huge amount of movement in the market. Here are a few tips we recommend you do before making any rushed decisions.
Ask yourself; is jumping ship the right thing for you? Looking at your current role and the progress you have made is a great reminder of what you have given a role and what more there is to give. Another great task to work this out is to write a list of pros and cons to moving jobs. Assess whether each pro / con brings a positive benefit to your life and moreover, whether that is a long- or short-term benefit. The grass is not always greener on the other side, to catch rainbows you need both sun and rain.
There is no doubt that covid changed the working landscape forever, employers have had to really focus on their retention scheme and ensure they are attracting and retaining talent. Our salary survey shows how not only salaries have increased but also how the benefits of a business have evolved and become more competitive. It is definitely a candidate market and it has never been a better time to explore new opportunities if you do want to secure a new role. If you would like to hear more about our current vacancies and how we can assist you in general advice or guiding you through this buoyant market, please do contact us.