North East workers 'secure in their jobs'

Almost three quarters of North East workers feel secure in their jobs, while two thirds are satisfied in their roles

Almost three quarters of North East workers feel secure in their jobs, while two thirds are satisfied in their roles, new research suggests.

The REED Local Salary and Market Insight report, which canvassed the attitudes of 1,500 employers and employees across the UK, also reveals a strong sense of confidence is leading four in 10 workers to look for a new job or plan a move within the next 12 months.

However, faith in the local economy is lagging behind the rest of the UK, with 20% being confident that the region can create jobs and boost the economy, compared to 28% nationally.

Regional director at REED,

Claire Harvey, said: “Undoubtedly this is still a challenging time, but it is encouraging to see workers in the North East feeling more secure in their roles.

“This sense of confidence is perhaps borne out in the number of job seekers, who feel that the market is stable enough to make the next move.

“Interestingly, our data shows that job security is most keenly felt by middle (77%) and senior management (80%), which is encouraging given this group’s grasp on the health of their organisation.

“The mood of the workforce is set from the top, so we may see an even more optimistic outlook in the coming months as this attitude filters through UK businesses.”

The survey also showed 58% of UK employers had concerns about losing good employees from their organisations.

The report can be found atwww.reedglobal.com/salaries

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