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Hirers respond to improving economic climate

23 September, 2015 – 14:16

Three quarters (74%) of UK employers think that confidence in the economic climate is improving and businesses are changing their hiring strategy to make the most of available opportunities, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

With 94% of businesses reporting to have limited capacity to take on more work without more staff, almost all employers (98%) say they will either maintain or increase their reliance on agency workers. Eight-in-ten (80%) plan to increase their number of permanent workers in the next three months.

“This environment offers the brightest prospects for job seekers seen for over ten years!” said Clive Jefferys of recruiter JMA Network. “Even the BBC recently admitted that the country has a rapidly growing skills shortage and this will undoubtedly lead to wage inflation.”

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