Intention to hire permanent staff at record high
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Employer intention to hire permanent staff reaches a record high, with eight out of ten planning to create more permanent jobs in the next quarter, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's JobOutlook survey of employers.
More than half of employers are planning to take on more agency staff. The survey also reveals that the proportion of employers saying they need new staff to meet increased demand has risen from 25% at the start of the year to 34%.
More than six in ten employers report that they have not reduced the cost of their workforce at all in the last year, either via redundancies, reduced pay or headcount freezes.
The report shows that business confidence is growing. This proves that the work that the Liberal Democrats are doing to create more jobs by investing in business sectors has taken effect.