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UK Workforce is More Optimistic than at Start of 2013, says Reed


UK workers are more confident and satisfied in their roles than at the start of the year, according to the mid-year ‘UK job market insight’ from recruitment agency Reed.

The survey, which questioned 1,500 employers and employees, reveals an increased sense of optimism among the workforce and indicates a strengthening of the labour market.

The upbeat mood is felt more strongly in Scotland, Greater London and the South-East of the UK, with workers showing the highest confidence levels and strongest levels of job security. In Scotland, 72% of workers feel satisfied in their role, with 84% feeling secure in their job. This compares to the UK average of 67% feeling satisfied and 78% feeling secure in their current role.

The most prolific jobseekers are in the East of England (50%), Greater London (49%) and Yorkshire and Humber region (47%). And 53% of employers are worried about losing talented individuals from their business.



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