thirds of bosses (66%) are planning to increase their permanent workforce in the
next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the
Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), up from 58% last
for agency staff has also increased 9% on last month to 44%, showing that there
are opportunities for both flexible and full time permanent
chief executive Kevin Green said: “This is fantastic news for people looking for
work around the UK with managers on the lookout for temporary and permanent
staff and in the build up to Christmas and beyond.
are also signs that consumer confidence is returning and that people are
beginning to spend again because demand for workers is outstripping supply in
the logistics and hospitality sectors. The rise in consumer confidence is also
likely to impact on job fluidity as increased opportunities in the jobs market
will allow people to take the next step in their career.”
month’s JobsOutlook survey reported that:
the next three months, two thirds (66%) of bosses plan to increase their
permanent workforce (up eight percent from the previous month)
further ahead over the next year, more than half of employers (52%) plan to
increase their permanent workforce (also up 2%)
• In the next three months 45
per cent plan to increase their use of agency workers (up 9% since last
• 30% of employers plan to increase their use of agency workers over
the next 4-12 months.
JobsOutlook survey also reveals that one in four employers (24%) plan to take on
seasonal staff this Christmas.
reports the responses of 600 employers questioned about their hiring intentions
over the next quarter and the next year. Respondents are drawn from across the
public, private and non-profit sector, and from across a range of industries and
sizes of organisation.
Source: REC Published: 20th November 2013.