Employer confidence in the economy has stabilised after a fall following the EU referendum result a year ago, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey.
Asked about confidence in their own company’s hiring and investment decisions, employers are more optimistic, with a net balance of +18 per cent saying they expect it to improve according to the latest report. However, this compares to +31 per cent recorded this time last year.
Following the publication of official data showing that UK unemployment remains at 4.6 per cent (the joint-lowest level since 1975), this month’s JobsOutlook reveals:
– 35 per cent of UK employers have absolutely no spare capacity within their organisation to absorb more work
– 42 per cent anticipate a shortage of candidates for permanent hire in at least one skills area
– demand for industrial workers and drivers is particularly high.
Robert Bond FIRP
Rob has a background in Sales and IT recruitment with over 25 years of experience in these sectors. He heads up the IT and Accountancy Divisions of Bond Williams and is also responsible for Bond Williams internal Operations and Finance. Alongside Claire, he is responsible for the overall growth and …