Jobs Outlook: March 2018
See below what the latest figures are showing for February/March 2018
*Information obtained from the REC
- Permanent Staff
17% of employers plan to increase permanent staff in the next 4-12 months. This is down from 22% this time last year.
- Demand for Agency Workers
The net balance of medium term demand for agency workers this rolling quarter increased by 10 points to +13. This was driven by a doubling of employers planning to increase headcount.
- Areas of concern
Engineering/Technical and Health & Social Care have been the two top skills areas of concern for the last three rolling quarters for permanent staff.
- Greater Confidence
More employers are feeling certain about their temporary hiring plans, with only 18% unsure, down from 34% last quarter.
- Pay Increase
Only 50% of employers actioned pay increased in the time between December 2017 and February 2018, down from 65% the previous year.