Recruitment news: business is booming as UK firms look to Europe

  20th November 2014      
 Accounting & Finance, Company News, Employment, Human Resources, Recruitment

By Suzi Dixon, Community Editor, Bond Williams Recruitment

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Today, Dorset and Hampshire: tomorrow, the world! One in six firms has plans to expand into Europe, according to the respected November jobs outlook for the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation).

Their Jobs Barometer is calculated from employers’ responses to questions about their hiring intentions. If you add their responses to the number of firms already doing business inside and beyond the European Union (EU), mean that almost a third (31%) of UK-based organisations could be working internationally by the end of 2016.

Each month this year, the REC’s Job Barometer has been suggesting business is picking up – reporting a pickup in permanent and temporary recruitment, as firms look to expand. The report also pinpoints what skills are in demand – in Q3 of 2014, companies report a shortfall in managerial and professional workers, both temp and perm – get in touch with us today if we can help fill those vacancies for you.

In the short term, almost half of employers (46%) are looking for more temp workers; for permanent vacancies, a whopping eight in 10 firms (81%) plan to hire new candidates.

Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC, said: “UK employers have been growing and expanding their workforces throughout 2014. Business confidence has returned to such an extent that many are now looking beyond the UK for opportunities overseas. We’re looking ahead to a potential doubling of the number of UK companies doing business beyond our shores in the next two years.”

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