Changing work patterns in UK

The shift to flexible work patterns and job mobility appear to be long term trends impacting the UK employment market and those organisations which embrace these are likely to be the winners in the competition for talent.  ” Talk is now of a life of jobs instead of a job for life, and with greater social mobility, these generations may have as many as 15-30 jobs during their lifetime, and will reskill and change direction many times” (Peter Cheese Chief executive, CIPD)

The top three priorities for candidates when choosing a new job are: salary and benefits, the type of work and work-life balance. Work-life balance / flexible working is considered the most important priority by 23% of candidates.