A new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that the majority (58%) of professionals don’t think the political parties can live up to the promises they’re making around job creation, no matter who wins.
The study of 1,000 UK professionals was conducted on Tuesday 10 December and also reveals that the results of the general election will impact nearly one in four (23.1%) Brits’ decision on whether to look for a new job or not.
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library said, “There have been a great number of pledges made by the key political parties over the past couple of months and the recruitment and retention of NHS staff has been a focal point across the board. Whether these ambitions are too high remains to be seen, but our findings suggest that professionals don’t have faith in the government’s plans to create more jobs in key, struggling sectors; no matter what the result may be.”
Alongside this, that two-thirds (63.2%) of Brits admit that they’re worried about the results of the general election, though a third (34.5%) of professionals still don’t know, or aren’t sure, who they’ll be voting for tomorrow.
Biggins added, “As we approach what is commonly known as ‘job hunting season’, the fact that professionals might hold back on their job search because of the general election results could spark trouble for employers. Economic and political uncertainty has already impacted recruitment massively in 2019 and any further doubt could have a detrimental impact on the UK labour market.
“Regardless of the outcome, businesses must continue as normal at some point. Many organisations have paused their hiring campaigns as we wait for clarity on who will be leading our country and navigating our exit from the EU, but not recruiting the right people, at the right time, could do more harm than good.”
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