Eight In Ten Employers Plan To Hire Permanent Staff Rec Finds - Unity Recruitment

If you're looking for a new job, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has good news for you.

The organisation's latest JobsOutlook survey has revealed eight in ten employers plan to take on permanent staff over the next three months. What's more, just seven per cent of businesses plan to reduce their workforce in this period.

For the year as a whole, some 76 per cent of companies expect to take on more staff, which is great news for anyone looking to take the next step on the career ladder.

REC chief executive Kevin Green said: "Businesses are increasingly thinking about expanding their numbers and many are telling us that they can’t take on more work without more staff."

It was also revealed that 43 per cent of companies plan to take on more temporary employees over the next three months, while 46 per cent expect to do so over the year as whole. Responding to growth was highlighted as the main reason behind this recruitment drive.

According to the REC's Report on Jobs for December, which was produced alongside KPMG, the month saw a strong increase in the number of people appointed to permanent jobs. 

"Recruiters are helping an increasing number of businesses find new permanent employees," Mr Green said, while also revealing salaries are rising due to employers competing to hire people with the best skills.

The REC and KPMG found that organisations in every sector were looking to take on more staff in December.

Looking to take advantage of the increase in businesses hiring? We can help. Whether it's parking jobs or commercial careers, our team can find the right position for you.


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