Swedes are on the top job search

Many Norwegian workers are thinking of changing their job, but few are actively. Photo: SCANPIX

Many Norwegian workers are thinking of changing their job, but few are actively. Photo: SCANPIX

37 percent of Swedish workers are actively seeking new jobs, while most Norwegians are happy with their job.

No workers are seeking jobs as often as the Swedes, while Norwegians in most cases stay in the job they have.

This shows in a new survey conducted by the Blauwe Research and SSI commissioned by recruitment company Randstad. The survey shows how active people are who already have a job to find new jobs in 23 different countries, writes metrojobb.se .

Large mobility

As many as 37 percent of Swedes say they actively are looking for something else. 11 percent of Danes say the same. While among the Norwegians, only six percent of the employees who are actively changing workplace.

According to the national economist at the Swedish Institute for Labor Market Policy Development, Anders Forslund, earlier studies have shown that replacements in the Swedish labor market is large compared with its neighboring countries.

Manpower’s job change survey for 2008 confirms that most Norwegians stay in the job they have. During the ten percent say they actively seek work, while 24 percent say they are thinking of changing your job, but is not active in it.

A comfort

Career experts of the group Thorleif Solstad Solstad think the reason that Norwegians are less mobile because they see that the job is safe.

“If you are very insecure in their present job, then you will pursue other jobs. It can result from a bad boss, creating insecurity and less loyalty. Norwegians feel that the job is stable and remains so at the tent,” he said.

Solstad think also that Norwegians enjoy where they are.

“Surveys show that Norwegians are generally very satisfied at work, so they do not seek other jobs. Another trend that will also have an impact is that few Norwegians want to move geographically. Norwegians are in the job because of the cultural tradition and perceived safety, he sums up.

For stable

Career expert believes the job market in Norway may be too static.

“It is an advantage of stability, but if it crosses a border, it is not good. This means that industries can not be exchanged valuable skills people do not dare to move. This prevents the renewal,” he said

Solstad encourage Norwegians to move a little more on them.

“Here it is certain generation differences. Those under 45 are probably more mobile and more opportunistic than their older colleagues. But it is important for everyone to think that one learns to move. One is in a job all my life, so stop learning,” he said.

Source: Aftenposten

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