Optimism in finding new work high
are among the most optimistic people in the world about finding a new job, the Randstad Workmonitor finds.
The specialist recruitment and human resource services company survey reveals optimism is at its highest in 12 months. Only workers in Poland, Singapore, China, India, Argentina, Chile and Mexico were similarly optimistic.
Chief executive Fred van der Tang says high confidence in the labour market has shadowed a steadily declining unemployment rate.
‘‘There is an obvious and logical correlation between unemployment and optimism in labour mobility,’’ he says. ‘‘Unemployment is currently sitting at 4.9 per cent – its lowest level since the onset of the global financial crisis. When the labour market contracts . . . it creates fierce competition as employers battle to attract and retain the best talent.’’