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The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Jobs Outlook June 2016

Survey of 600 UK employees and owners involved in hiring on the outlook for the recruitment market.

  • 30 per cent of organisations are operating at full capacity, while a further five in ten (50 per cent) have only ‘a little’ spare capacity to meet any increase in demand.
  • Sixty-eight per cent of employers say they will maintain their existing permanent workforce, while one in five (20 per cent) expect to take on more permanent staff in the next three months
  • Half of UK employers (51 per cent) anticipate skills shortages for permanent staff.

Date Published: 22nd June 2016

Categories: Business | Economy | Economy | Professionals | UK

Client: Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)


ComRes interviewed 600 UK employees and owners involved in hiring by telephone between March 11th and May 25th 2016. Data were weighted  to  be  representative  of  UK  adults  in  employment  by  region,  broad  industry  sector  and  public  /  private  split.

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