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Berkley Group Reveals Hiring Trends


Workplaces can expect a great migration of employees from job to job this year, according to the findings of recruitment firm Berkley Group's tenth annual Global Sentiment Survey, which analyses employment and market perceptions.


According to the survey, 64% of the Irish workforce is expecting to move jobs in the next year, with 44% of these intending to do so within the next six months.

Employees are also feeling more secure about their jobs, with 82% of respondents to Berkley's survey saying that there job worry levels have remained the same or lessened since last year. Pay rise expectations are also up, with 92% of respondents expecting to receive a pay rise in the next twelve months.

The positive vibes from Berkley's survey continued with regard to business performance, where 88% of respondents reported that their business was performing better than last year. Firms are also increasing headcount, with 67% of Irish respondents reporting that their company had created jobs in the last year, the highest percentage recorded across the globe.

According to Fergal Brosnan, managing director of Berkley Group, says that a high level of recruitment activity can be expected in the evolving market. “For those professionals that have previously held off making a career move due to the economic uncertainty of recent years, now is certainly a good time to make this leap.

“And for Irish businesses, the growing economy will see a growing demand for more staff, one that could see a potential increase in the war for talent as top professionals become highly sought after,” he adds. (May 2014)

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