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.