According to the latest REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) Jobs Barometer things are still looking very positive. Here are some of the points that were highlighted:-
- A net balance of 85% of employers plan to increase permanent workforce in the short term. This is the highest since records began!
- 4 in 10 – A positive net balance of four in ten (42%) of employers plan to increase agency worker use in the next quarter.
- This month (July 2014), one third of hirers (32%) in engineering/technical sector are concerned about availability of permanent and agency staff in this sector, double that from the previous month.
- Around one third (32%) of employers have no spare capacity if demand increases.