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60 minutes The tipping point for commuters, finds new research

The survey, by award-winning digital marketing recruitment agency The Candidate, of 1,000 job seekers showed that only 9% would commute to work if it took an hour and a half or more – whether that be via their own transport or by public transport.

The study looked into how widening candidate search areas has increasingly become a necessity in order to reach the best talent pool. It reveals nearly all (92%) of those surveyed would be happy to move away from their hometown if offered a relocation package.

Brian Matthews, managing partner at The Candidate, said, “Our research has found that half of prospective employees are only prepared to commute for an hour or less, which demonstrates why employers may need to introduce relocation packages to attract the right candidates.

“By opening up positions to a greater amount of jobseekers, you can be sure you are reaching the best talent in your field and increase the likelihood of a good hire.”

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