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The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Jobs Outlook March 2017

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

  • Half (51 per cent) of employers anticipate a shortage of candidates to fill permanent jobs, according to a report by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
  • One in five hirers (22 per cent) plan to take on more permanent staff in the medium term (four to twelve months), with only 1 per cent planning to decrease their headcount.
  • Employers expect the shortage of candidates to be particularly acute in engineering and tech, health and social care, and construction.

Date Published: 22/03/2017

Categories: Business | Economy | Economy | Professionals | UK

Client: The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)


ComRes interviewed 600 employers and owners involved in hiring by telephone between November 30th 2016 and February 8th 2017. Data were weighted to be representative of UK adults in employment by region, broad industry sector and public / private sector split.

  1. REC-Jobs-Outlook-March-2017-Data-Tables 0.02 MB.

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