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More than half of employers anticipating candidate shortage

51 per cent of employers anticipate a shortage of candidates to fill permanent jobs, according to the latest JobsOutlook report. 

At a time when the UK awaits the full impact of Article 50 being triggered next week , and it is safe to say a wave of uncertainty prevails, the latest findings in the latest JobsOutlook report reveals that employers with more than 250 staff are particularly concerned about the lack of talent available, with 63 per cent expecting a shortage. Twenty two per cent plan to take on more permanent staff in the medium term (four to twelve months), with only 1 per cent planning to decrease their headcount.

In summary, the report also reveals:

  • Six in 10 (59 per cent) have increased their headcount in the last year.
  • A third (34 per cent) believe that UK economic conditions are improving, whilst 29 per cent think they are getting worse.
  • Almost eight in 10 (78 per cent) are operating with ‘none’ or ‘a little’ spare capacity, and would need to take on staff to meet an increase in demand.

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