According to the latest REC Jobs Outlook survey, 53% of employers are happy with the state of the economy which is up 19% from January 2013 and the highest score registered this year. The survey also revealed that 97% of employers are planning to increase or maintain their permanent workforce and 95% intend to increase or maintain their use of agency workers over the next year.
REC Chief Executive Kevin Green said:
“The soaring success of the UK jobs market is a direct result of businesses successfully adapting to the challenges faced in the recession. As this month’s figures show, flexibility has enabled our labour market to flourish. Employers are growing increasingly confident in the UK economy and making positive hiring decisions as they look forward to next year.”
Other figures from August’s JobsOutlook survey of employers include:
- In the next three months, 96% of employers plan to increase or maintain their permanent workforce
- In the next three months, 93% of employers plan to increase or maintain their temporary workforce
- In the next year, 95% of employers plan to increase or maintain their number of temporary workers.