Positive Job Survey
The latest Jobs Outlook data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that 74% of employers are expecting to recruit permanent staff in the next three months, with a further 66% looking to do so in the next 12 months.
In addition to these positive findings, the data highlighted significant reductions in headcount freezes, redundancies and reduced hours, while increases in staffing rose for the third consecutive month to 19%, up seven percentage points on last month.
The outlook for temporary placements is similarly upbeat, with 76% of respondents looking to either increase or maintain temporary staffing levels in the short term and 79%
looking to increase or maintain their use of agency staff over the coming 12 months.