You may think that most of your team or colleagues around you are content in their current job role; however, a recent article in JobsTheWord showed that a huge 37% of workers in the UK said they were planning on leaving their current job by the end of 2015, according to the latest research by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

The article also referenced research by Quarsh which found that over half of employees said they would move job roles if they were approached.


girl writingSo what are the key messages to employers from this?

  • Ensure you employ the right person – they need to be as keen to work for you as you are for them to join your team.
  • Look after your talent – ensure your team are happy, motivated and challenged. Have a clear plan for staff development.
  • If you see negative signs – talk to the individual and see what you can do to find a solution. This needs to be handled quickly as negativity breeds negativity for the rest of the team.
  • Seek opportunities for growing your team – a positive factor from these statistics is that there are many candidates out there thinking about making a move, potentially with the skills and experience you need.


Office imagesDemand and salaries on the up

APSCo reported in March that demand for professional talent is up 26% as UK employment rates hit a UK high. They also revealed that ‘median salaries across all professional sectors were up by a healthy 4.9% year-on-year.’ The Engineering and Finance sectors had the biggest salary increases at 10.6% and 7.6% respectively – all encouraging news for the UK job market.




Kayleigh Beeton, Business Operations Manager at Aspire Cambridge said:

“There’s no doubt that it’s a candidate market right now. With many companies fighting over the very best candidates, we have a key role to play in enabling our clients to find perfectly matched people to join their teams. We are always very thorough in our recruitment process, ensuring we approach our network of permanent candidates with roles that are ideal for them in the long term.

At the same time, we see the fact that lots of people are planning to move jobs as a fantastic opportunity for great employers to attract brilliant candidates.”


Aspire Cambridge provide a complete recruitment service for clients and candidate; to find the perfect role or candidate, call our team today on 01223 855440, or email us your CV to

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