JobsOutlook survey finds employers are continuing to hire contractors
There has been speculation of a triple-recession looming over Britain for a while now, however, the latest JobsOutlook survey from the REC has revealed positive news for contractors, as figures show that UK employers are still planning to hire over the next year.
The JobsOutlook survey, carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), questioned 600 UK employers from the public, private and non-profit sectors and from a range of industries and sizes of organisation.
The results found that the majority of businesses still plan to hire, despite concerns of another recession, proving that hiring confidence continues to grow.
Of the 600 employers surveyed, 39% said that they plan to increase their use of contractors/temporary workers within the next three months; 50% said they aim to maintain their current numbers of contract workers.
When asked of their hiring intentions over the next 4-12 months, 36% said that they will be increasing the number of contractors they use, and 55% said that they plan to continue using their current amount.
REC chief executive Kevin Green, said, “Speculation about a possible triple dip recession has not dissuaded employers from their plans to hire.
“Our latest data shows that most businesses intend to take on more permanent staff and continue to use temporary workers. Only a very small number said that they expect to reduce headcounts over the next few months.”
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