Employers are optimistic about the year ahead with four out of ten (43%) predicting their organisation will fare better in 2014 than in 2013 and a further two in ten (22%) saying they expect things to remain “the same” this year. The figures come from the latest JobsOutlook survey of employers from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Asked about their hiring intentions for the first quarter of 2014:
Looking ahead to the rest of 2014:
Commenting REC director of policy Tom Hadley says:
“Our data shows business confidence is continuing to build and the jobs market recovery will gain further momentum over coming months. The challenge ahead will be to ensure that the demand for staff and specific skills can be met.
This tracking of employer sentiment and future hiring plans is a leading indicator and strong predictions from the second half of 2013 have been borne out by January’s employment and GDP figures. Today’s JobsOutlook points to a positive year for business and jobseekers.”
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