Jobs Outlook: August / September 2017
See below the what the figures are showing for August / September 2017
*Information obtained from the REC
- Economic Conditions
7% More employers believed that economic conditions in the UK are worsening rather than improving, a reverse of the figures in June / August 2016.
- Hiring Intentions
Hiring Intentions for permanent and temporary staff in the short term remain stable.
- Importance of Agency Workers
59% of employers highlighted the importance of agency workers in enabling them to respond to growth – up from 46% in the same period last year.
- Availability of Temporary Workers
More than a third of employers are concerned over the sufficient availability of temporary agency workers.
- All employers are wanting to hire
The pool of people without a job is shrinking, and the number of people deciding to switch jobs isn’t rising as much as expected at a time of economic uncertainty.