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The number of employees planning to change jobs is rising now the economy is stabilising, according to a recent survey by specialist recruiter Hays.

When asked how many people they know who are looking to change jobs, 52 per cent of respondents to the Hays survey indicated `quite a few'. 35 per cent believed most people just want to stay in their current role. 13 per cent said most of their friends are not currently working.

``We have certainly seen a significant increase in the number of employed people looking to change jobs,'' says Jason Walker, Managing Director of Hays in New Zealand.

``Some are passive job seekers, tentatively keeping an eye on opportunities that become available. Others are actively thinking of their career and looking for their next step up.

``Many of these candidates feel overworked and undervalued. Some feel frustrated by a lack of career progression this year. They held off exploring other opportunities until signs of economic stabilisation were clear. They are now looking for roles offering them real career growth.

``The arrival of these job seekers back on the market will provide employers with the opportunity to hire good people that are already employed.

``By making the choice to change positions, candidates will create more attrition-based recruitment needs. This need to replace departing staff will help build overall recruitment momentum,'' he said.

831 candidates were surveyed. The question asked: How many people do you know who are looking to change their job? The results were: Quite a few are looking around now: 51.99% Not many, they just want to stay where they are: 35.38% Most of my friends are not working: 12.64%.

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