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Recruitment’s Manic Monday reveals that over 30% of telecoms people would like a new job.

With the first week of the recruitment year behind us, 2015 looks set to be the year of much change for most resellers and their employees, writes Clive Jefferys, JMA Network.

The first key evidence originates from the rapid rise in new candidate registrations in the last seven days. After a typically quiet holiday period, the influx of new interest rose rapidly, delivering what the jobsites dubbed as Manic Monday when activity broke records on the 5th January. For example; one leading job board witnessed a 37% spike with over 400,000 unique visits in just 24 hours.

Closer to home that day, we chose to survey a select cohort on our private database, emailing over 1,000 qualified telecoms people that have contacted us in the last decade. At time of writing, we have received 164 direct replies from people seeking a new position immediately, and going by the hits on our job pages, I would say the same proportion again are passively interested in new opportunities.

Now this doesn’t mean that droves of people are going to walk away from their desk tomorrow, however it does show interest at the highest level I’ve seen for donkey’s years. Following the old adage that ‘where there’s a will, there is a way’, it’s pretty obvious that a lot of people will be on the move.

On the other side of the coin, I’ve been sitting in front of clients most of this week – mornings, afternoons and evenings. The keywords with them are Sales, New Business and Expansion and we are still in the process of publishing all the new vacancies that have come in.

As you would expect the recruitment industry is now operating at peak flow, as 70% of all job moves happen in the first half of the year.

Overall, my impression from these surveys is one of great confidence among both communities. It’s fantastic to be able to report such news at long last!

Change is not a bad thing, as people advance their careers they bring new skills to new jobs allowing us all to reach our goals. So if you are in the wrong job, or you want to incentivise your people to achieve more – ride the wave and go for it!

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