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First JobsOutlook report of 2015

Posted on 5/02/2015 by Ashley Ball

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First JobsOutlook report for 2015 has been released

The first Jobs Outlook report for 2015 has been released by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation).
Key points from the December Survey show;

  • 8 out of 10 employers plan to increase their number of permanent workers in the next three months
    • 80% of employers plan to increase their number of permanent workers in the next three months. Three in four (76%) of employers plan to increase the number of permanent workers this year.
  • 4 out of 10 employers plan to increase their number of agency workers
    • Four in ten employers plan to increase their number of agency workers, 43% in the next three months and 46% plan to do so in the next 4 to 12 months
  • 74% of microbusinesses plan to hire in the short term
    • In December 2013, a net balance of only 29% of microbusinesses intended to hire in short term. In December 2014, this figure stood at 74%.
  • 71% of employers use agency workers to respond to growth
    • Employers used agency workers to respond to growth (71%), as a source of short-term access to key strategic skills (69%) and to cover peaks in demand (69%).
  • 93% of employers say they have ‘little’ or ‘no’ capacity to take on work without more staff.
    • UK plc continues to operate an exceptionally lean workforce with 93% stating that have ‘no’ or ‘only a little’ potential spare capacity.

This market survey has been reflected by Addington Ball as we have seen an exceptionally high number of vacancies registered with us at the start of 2015. Do get in touch is you have any hiring needs or would like to explore this career opportunities in this buoyant market.