12th June 2014
More than six in ten employers (61%) report they have not reduced the cost of their workforce at all in the last 12 months, either via redundancies, reduced pay or hours or headcount freezes, which suggests there is a relative period of business stability in UK plc.
REC Head of Policy Kate Shoesmith said: “Business confidence continues to grow and it is excellent news to see employers planning to hire more people on permanent contracts for the rest of 2014.
We asked employers about their plans for permanent headcounts in both the short and medium term:
• Eight out of ten employers (83%) plan to increase permanent hiring in the next three months, down one point on last month.
• Eight out of ten employers (81%) plan to increase their permanent hiring in the next 4-12 months, up one on last month.
Great news for business and jobseekers.
Source: REC Published: 22nd June 2014