Back in October last year we asked you how you felt about your commute to work. Now that all the response are in we have analysed the results and they aren’t too surprising: the shorter your commute the happier you are about it. Who Responded Of our total responses, 82% of respondents are permanent employees the vast majority living and working in the South East (46%) and South West (36%) of the UK. Responses did come from across our full range of sectors, but the largest response was from within construction (39%). How far are people traveling to work? The average distance travelled, one way, to work was 34.91 miles. Unsurprisingly contractors, although underrepresented in this survey, travelled more with an average of over 100 mile round trip. The largest number of responses came from those who are travelling over 1 hour each way to work (32%) but we did also have 25% of respondents travelling 46 mins to 1 hour and 21% travelling 16-30 minutes as well. Key Observations So the key observations from all of this data are as follows: 43% of all respondents feel “great” or “acceptable” about their commute, 29% have no strong opinion and 29% feel “not good” or “terrible” about their commute. Unsurprisingly those that travel under 15 minutes each way to work all feel pretty positive about their daily commute, but as travel time increases the sentiment also changes. Of those who are travelling over 2 hours a day (round trip) 22% responded that they felt “terrible” about their commute and 44% “not good”. When asked for the reasons why they continued to travel the extended distance to work, responses included: “I enjoy the job I do, and the people I work with” “Money” “Providing financial security for my family” “Survival instinct” Overcrowded roads and traffic nightmares were a common themes among all the additional comments causing commutes to increase in length significantly on bad days. If you have any comments on your commute to work you would like to add feel free to reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org or any of our social media profiles. Alternatively if you would like to reduce your commute and find a job closer to home you can browse our full list of vacancies here or get in contact with one of our Specialist Recruiters on 01489 232 080. This blog was written by Marketing Manager Marie Malyon. The opinions stated in this article are those of the writer, and not necessarily reflected by the wider business.
We are pleased to introduce 5 new recruits who have joined England Associates this month. Adam Brutnell (top left) - has joined as a Specialist Recruitment Consultant who is setting up a new division focussing on Engineering. (from left to right, after Adam) Richard De-La-Hey, Matthew Knibbs, Anthony Cox and Kelly Hankey have joined our Training Academy, a structured 8 week training programme as a fast tracked introduction to Recruitment. Welcome to the team!
So you are probably reading this post because you are looking to hand in your resignation. Hopefully, by this point, you have spoken to your manager about yourself being despondent toward your job and come to the conclusion you are not looking to stay. If not, we have written about this in more detail in our ultimate guide to counter offers. It is important to hand in your notice in the correct way to maintain both your professional reputation, but in a worst case that you have continuous employment and can pay the bills! Wait until you receive an offer for the position before you consider handing in your notice. This is to make sure that you have a secure job position before you choose to leave the current position. For help in finding new positions look at our 5 steps of job searching or contact us. We have put together the following 3 step process to help make handing in your resignation as simple and stress-free as possible: Step 1. Let your present employer know that you now have an offer for a new job and you will be leaving. State that you are holding this meeting as a courtesy to say that you will be handing in your notice once the contract is given from your new employer to you; this is the time that you will be present to train your replacement with all the knowledge you know and that they will need. Be aware that in this warning meeting that you are not obligated to answer any questions about your new job. Step 2. When you receive your contract for your new position, it is now the time to write out your resignation letter. In this resignation letter details of your understanding of your notice period and your last day working must be listed clearly to ensure that there will be no miscommunication. We have created a resignation letter template that available to download at the bottom of this post, which you can use to help write your letter. Please do change the template to fit your criteria or vocabulary. Step 3. Now that is complete you should give it to your current employer as soon as you can. Hold another meeting, state this is your actual resignation, and hand over your resignation letter. Again, you do not have to answer any questions that are asked about your new job If successful in handing in your resignation, you will now know: Your last day of work Start date of your new job Be on good terms with your previous employer Know what commitments you have towards your old job and when they become no longer relevant to you. Now, we wish you all the best in the future and in your new job! If you do need any additional advice please email us at email@example.com and we would be happy to offer you additional advice.
Established in 2002 and operating in the construction, engineering, defence and design sectors, the England Associates name has become synonymous for a recruitment solution that offers something different to the industry norm.
We pride our high levels of customer service, sector knowledge and strong network that enables us to offer bespoke solutions that genuinely add value.
We are the number one recruiter of choice for many clients in our chosen sectors and we help support multiple blue chip, private and public organizations whilst offering unique opportunities to our growing network of candidates.
England Associates has a vision to become the recruiter of choice in our chosen sectors by proving that a recruitment firm can genuinely add value to our clients and candidates. The business is determined to be recognised above all others for our quality, service level, accuracy, professionalism, innovation, attention to detail and transparency. These principles must flow through all of our staff by nature. As a Recruitment Consultant you will be at the forefront of client and candidate delivery. Both parties should therefore experience our business principles in every aspect of your service level.