Employers could turn to temps to plug skills gap
Read the latest REC Jobs Outlook
89% of employers will increase or maintain their temporary workforce in the next three months, according to May's Jobs Outlook Report.
This is a rise of nine percentage points compared to findings reported in March (80%), suggesting that businesses may become increasingly reliant on temporary workers.
May's JobsOutlook survey of 606 employers also reveals:
- 33% report having no spare workforce capacity within their organisation
- 46% anticipate a shortage of candidates to fill permanent roles in the next year, with construction, engineering & technical, and health & social care highlighted as particular areas of concern