UK – JOBSEEKERS ADMIT TO ACCEPTING MULTIPLE JOB OFFERS FOR NEGOTIATION LEVERAGE
According to research from independent job site CV-Library, 49.8% of UK jobseekers have admitted to accepting multiple job roles, and using them as a platform for negotiation with potential employers, in an attempt to secure the best job offer and salary.
Dubbed as ‘Job Hoarding’, CV-Library states that this latest trend puts both recruiters and businesses in a difficult position. The job site surveyed over 3,000 of its candidates to uncover the latest trends sweeping the country’s labour market. And in addition to 49.8% of job hunters confessing to ‘job hoarding’, 64% of the UK’s professionals stated that they would accept a job role that they were unsure of whilst continuing their job search, leaving businesses in an unstable situation.
The research also revealed that 80.8% of job hunters would accept more than one job offer for up to two weeks. Meanwhile, 77.2% of UK professionals believe it’s reasonable to accept more than one job offer at a time, in order to negotiate a better package and 54.8% would reveal what another company was offering when negotiating a job offer.