Survey Suggests Rise in Both Temporary and Permanent Hiring

27 - 03 - 2012

This month’s JobsOutlook report suggests that employer confidence increased again in February and now stands at its highest level in the past 12 months.

According to this month’s JobsOutlook survey, 31 per cent of all employers said they were planning to grow their temporary workforce over the next three months with another 54 per cent planning to keep them at existing levels.
In the longer term, 26 per cent are looking to increase their contingent labour force and another 63 per cent are planning to keep them at their current levels. This represents a ten point rise between January and February.
The REC says this is good news in light of concerns over the potential impact of the Agency Workers Regulations. 1st April 2012 will mark six months since the regulations came into force on 1st October last year.
The survey also revealed that increased hiring intentions for permanent staff looks set to continue.
Skills shortages continue to exist in computing, IT and the telecoms sector for permanent staff, and technical and engineering staff in the temporary sector. 
For more information on this report visit the REC’s website -






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