Low salaries putting off Liverpool office workers from switching jobs

One of the UK’s biggest job sites, CV-Library, surveyed white collar workers and discovered that 82% of those in Liverpool would like to find a new employer. Tony McDonough reports

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More than 80% of office workers in Liverpool would like to find a new job, says CV-Library

 

More than 80% of office workers in Liverpool are keen to find a new job but are being put off making the move by lack of confidence or salaries are tempting enough.

One of the UK’s biggest job sites, CV-Library, surveyed 2,000 white collar workers across the country, and discovered that 82% of those in Liverpool would like to find a new employer.

However, according to the study 51% aren’t actively seeking a move as they are deterred by the quoted salaries for new jobs which are currently 4.4% below the average for the rest of the UK.

It also found that while 96.3% of companies in the North West feel confident about their hiring efforts, 28.6% of workers in Liverpool won’t apply for a new job because they don’t feel confident enough to do so.

Alongside this, 55.1% of the city’s office workers worry that they don’t have the right experience for the jobs they want to apply for, while 40.8% are worried about the current economy. In addition, 24.5% have concerns that they won’t like the job they move to.

Lee Biggins, founder and chief executive of CV-Library, said: “Searching for a new role definitely requires commitment. You need to tailor your CV and cover letter to every role you apply to and spend time practising common interview questions.

“While it may seem like an arduous task, putting in the hard work now will definitely lead to rewards later down the line. Plus, there’s an abundance of jobs in Liverpool right now and employers are confident about their hiring efforts.

“There’s always room for negotiation when it comes to pay – so don’t let lower salaries put you off and do your research so you can use this evidence as leverage.”

Alongside the above, 20% of workers in Liverpool are worried about losing their current job, despite 59.3% of employers in the North West stating that they’re ‘very confident’ about retaining employees over the next six months.

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