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Post-Summer Blues Predicted to Spark HUGE UK Jobseeker Surge

Written By - Sam Haynes - September 09,2016

The UK may be about to see a surge in job applications, as over half (57.1%) of UK workers reveal that they are more likely to consider a new job as summer ends.

According to data from CV-Library, figures in September 2015 saw a 13.2% increase in candidates registering their CVs to the site; job applications were up by 7.5% during the same period. Over half of those surveyed (55.8%) believe that workplace morale drops as summer comes to an end, with 86.9% believing that it’s an employer’s responsibility to keep morale up.

However, 79.4% stated that their employer does not make allowances for post-summer blues, despite 70.1% finding it difficult to get back into a routine after a summer holiday. Almost three-quarters admitted that it takes them 1-2 days to get back into work mode, with the most difficult factors to get used to being getting up early (28.4%), getting back into a routine (25.1%), catching up on work (17.9%), catching up on emails (10.9%), staying motivated (8.5%) and dealing with work stress (5.8%).

“We’re entering a traditionally busy time in recruitment, so it will be interesting to see how the job market favours, especially given recent concerns in the economy,” says Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director of CV-Library. “Post-summer labour market activity always tends to improve, as more people return from their holidays. During this period last year, for example, we saw job creation rise by 17%, and we’re hopeful that we’ll witness a similar increase again this year”.

“It’s clear that the post-summer blues can get Brits down, with many struggling to readjust to the working day. Implementing a robust process which helps to ease people back into work post-holiday is extremely important. Our research tells us that employees feel much better if they have an update meeting on return, followed by time to catch up on emails and projects, as well as speaking with team members and having enough time to create a priority list. Ensuring you accommodate these needs can help workers feel more positive about their return to work after a summer break and may prevent employees looking for work elsewhere.”

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