More Than Half of Employers Anticipating Candidate Shortage

According to the Latest JobsOutlook Published

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.

Employers with more than 250 staff are particularly concerned about the lack of talent available, with 63 per cent expecting a shortage.

22 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.

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.

Download the latest JobsOutlook for more details.