Employers braced for raft of resignations

by Christopher Evans

Employers could be facing a raft of resignations in days ahead, as figures from the recruitment firm Resource on Demand suggest that more workers will be handing in their notices this week than at any other time of the year.

The data shows that 37 per cent of all resignations are likely to occur in the week running from September 13th to 17th 2010.

It reveals that the third week of September is traditionally the busiest in terms of staff quitting, followed by the first week of February.

Both occur at the end of traditional holiday periods, following a four week gap during which employees search for new jobs, send in CVs and attend interviews.

Lee Durrant, managing director of Resource on Demand, said this week is likely to kick off something of a "merry-go-round" in the jobs market.

"It is incredible that over half of all new jobs are triggered by the two key holiday seasons, but in many ways it is also unsurprising," he remarked. "The time away from our desks helps us to consider our options and evaluate our careers."

Published on: September 14, 2010

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