Workers in the UK are determined to defy Brexit gloom. Despite warnings that uncertainty would cause a nationwide hiring freeze, UK workers rallied in confidence towards the end of 2016, and are now more optimistic about a strong jobs market. Indeed, employee perception around availability of job opportunities in the UK rose 4 per cent in Q4, the biggest increase globally.
With rising confidence in the jobs market, Brits are increasingly open to exploring new career opportunities by looking at jobs outside of their current employers. Lack of future career and development opportunities is driving this increased activity. Therefore managers must partner with employees to ensure that they understand the opportunities for progression within the organisation. By focusing on what workers value in their existing roles, such as work-life balance and stability, employers can re-engage their top talent.
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