72 per cent of employers plan to hire in Q2

The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Jobs Outlook survey finds that employers plan to make more job offers, with their confidence at record levels, personneltoday.com reports.

There is positive news for those searching for jobs in London and beyond, as the latest figures show that employers confidence has grown during January – March 2012.

As such, many of them intend to make new hires, 72 per cent of respondents said they were searching specifically for permanent employees within the next quarter. Nearly as many, 69 per cent, said they would be hiring permanent employees over the next year.  

It’s good news for those looking for temporary assignments, also. 34 per cent of employers confirmed they would be increasing the number of agency workers in their organisation in the next three months. 29 per cent would be doing so over the course of the next year. 55 per cent of those polled said they would maintain their current agency worker numbers.

Commenting on the latest survey, REC director of research, Roger Tweedy, told onrec.co.uk that the findings were extremely positive, but warned caution: “Our measure of employer confidence has reached a record high point.

“But the growth in confidence was less than last month so it will be important to track whether increasing employer confidence is a continuing trend or whether it’s peaking.”

by Elizabeth Smythe on April 26, 2012

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