One-half of workers likely to job search while at work: Poll

Younger employees most inclined
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/12/2013

Three-quarters (76 per cent) of Canadian workers would not have a problem looking for new employment before leaving their current firm, according to a survey of 261 people by Accountemps.

Some may go as far as searching for a new gig while at the office — 56 per cent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 said they are likely to conduct job-search activities at work.

This compares to 46 per cent of professionals between the ages of 35 and 54 and 24 per cent who are 55 and older who expressed a similar willingness to search for jobs online, exchange emails with or take calls from recruiters, or submit job applications.

“How comfortable would you feel looking for a new job while still employed?”

•Very comfortable (46 per cent)

•Somewhat comfortable (30 per cent)

•Somewhat uncomfortable (13 per cent)

•Very uncomfortable (five per cent)

•Don’t know/no answer (seven per cent).

Likeliness of conducting job-search activities at work

Age

18 to 34

35 to 54

55+

Total

Very likely

27%

15%

6%

19%

Somewhat likely

29%

31%

18%

29%

Not very likely

18%

24%

43%

23%

Not at all likely

22%

30%

31%

27%

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