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IT professionals reduce commuting time to maintain work / life balance report CV Screen

The location of a role remains an important factor for IT professionals when moving jobs, report leading IT Recruitment Agency, CV Screen.

CV Screen’s analysis of placements made during the first half of 2010, found that location is a key factor for IT professionals when choosing their next role.

The analysis found that the average distance candidates travel to their place of work is 15.6 miles and this commute takes approximately 28 minutes .*

It seems that location has a strong influence on career choices with employees keen to maintain a better work / life balance suggests CV Screen Director Matthew Iveson, “One of the main factors enabling the reduction in commuting hours is that candidates are able to identify roles on job boards which are within a certain radius of their home.”

CV Screen conducted a similar analysis on commuting times in September 2007 and found that the figures had not changed to any considerable degree. "This is surprising", commented Iveson. "We expected that within an unstable IT Jobs market, commuting times would increase as candidates would be forced to travel further a field. This has not been the case at all, therefore reinforcing the importance of location regardless of the economic climate."
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About CV Screen Ltd
Established in 2000, CV Screen is a leading IT Recruitment Agency which recruits for organisations throughout the UK.

With fees of 12.5% of the basic salary for permanent recruitment, our service enables our customers to reduce their recruitment costs without compromising the quality of candidates they recruit.

As one of the UK’s leading IT Recruitment Agencies, we have an impressive client base including Links of London, Essex County Cricket Club, Hackett Plc and Easy Group.

For further information, please click the following link - CV Screen or call 0845 200 8170

* based on AA Route Planner estimate