BriefingBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7224.3a (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:S3a-7224
Falling unemployment gives workers of all kinds the confidence to leave one job in the hope of getting another which is better. According to a survey by the Institute of Personnel and Development (http://www.ipd.co.uk/) labour is turning over faster than ever before, particularly among skilled workers and in the professions. 27%of lawyers, accountants, and engineers found new jobs in 1998, up 8%from the previous year. These rates are higher even than those for junior doctors, though “wastage” of senior hospital staff is much lower.