A new research has revealed that among workers from 18 of the world’s top economies, British employees have the lowest sense of job security.
The research indicated that 24.2 per cent of workers in the UK said that there is a chance they could lose their job in the next year.
The latest bi-annual survey by the Right Management Consultants also showed that staff from Canada and the US are a close second at 24 per cent and 23.8 per cent, respectively.
According to the Right Management Consultants several countries experienced a significant decline in worker confidence levels – but the most dramatic decline has been in the UK.
On the other hand, employees from Norway topped the survey as the most confident employees. According to the survey only 3.1 per cent felt that their jobs are in danger. The workers from Denmark and Japan are also very confident about their current employment.
Aside from the questions about employment insecurity, researchers also asked respondents about the ease or difficulty of finding a similar job and equal pay.
All the countries, except for Korea, have been one in their answer to the aforementioned question – with more than half agreeing that it would be “somewhat or very difficult.”
The unified response of the respondent countries helped the UK somewhat because it regained some momentum in terms of overall confidence – this includes job security as well as the ability to find employment alternatives.
Company formation and business solutions experts are appealing to the government to investigate why the country’s workers are not confident about their job security and enact measures to improve their general disposition.