Social environment important for motivation for the job search Bonn/Dusseldorf, October 20, 2010 – unemployment, whose Freunde have a job faster find new employment. A recent study of the Bonn Institute for the study of Labor (IZA) can empirically prove this connection. Therefore the probability of re-employment increases with each non-unemployed friend to an average 3.7 percentage points. On the basis of an annual British household survey analyzed the IZA scientist of Konstantinos Foundation and his Milan colleagues Lorenzo Cappellari the influence of the circle on the success in the job search. The used record also contains information about their three best friends in addition to information on the employment situation of the respondents. Over 3000 tested not workers, including job seekers and inactive, every fifth took a new job in the cut within one year. The three best friends were also unemployed, the success rate, according to the study amounted to below ten per cent. All three went one Employment, increased the chance to almost 30 percent.
Taking into account any other factors yielded an average increase in the job finding rate”by 3.7 percentage points for each additional friend with workplace. Who has an intact work and friend environment and relevant social contacts, which goes of course also some way motivated on the job search approach. On the one hand, the immediate surroundings of trying to help with information on job vacancies. On the other hand is”certainly a certain pressure to intensify its own efforts to land not in a private setting on the siding, commented Udo Nadolski, Managing Director of the consulting firm specialized in technical recruitment and outsourcing services Harvey Nash in Dusseldorf. Count a growing number of unemployed, however, in a private setting soft motivation and am often in resignation, so the staff expert. Also the lack of joint activities could in addition according to IZA scientists motivate. Then we would expect that people would be more willing to accept even a temporary or low-paid activities”, explains Foundation. “But in fact earned wages were higher and the working conditions stable the more friends also went to a job.” Editing plain text ONLINE on the Hamdan 27 53127 Bonn E-Mail: