Recruitment and HR Blog
8 out of 10 employers plan to create permanent jobs
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
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.