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

JobsOutlook May 2017 [1.92 MB]