Poles less optimistic about employment prospects - survey

Poles believe their chances of finding a new job worsened in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a recent survey by recruitment agency Randstad.

The proportion of respondents who believe they will easily find any kind of job stands at 79 percent, down by 5 percent year on year, and a further 55 percent, down by 7 percent year on year, think they can find work with at least the same conditions as their current job, according to the poll released on Tuesday.

Those who have recently changed employer said that the time they had to spend on looking for a new job has inched down in the fourth quarter to 2.7 months from 2.8 months in the previous quarter.

The research showed that the prospect of higher pay in a new workplace remains the most important reason for changing jobs. But the proportion of people who said this decreased from 42 percent in Q2 to to 34 percent in Q4.

According to the survey, the number of people fearful of losing their job has risen by 4 percentage points since the previous quarter with 14 percent currently concerned about their prospects.

The Randstad study was carried out in collaboration with the Pollster Research Institute on December 11 - 20, 2020, on a sample of 1,001 working people.