KPMG & REC Report on Jobs September 2020
Clare Wight, Managing Director for Clarity Appointments says
"When businesses feel unable to make long term decisions, they hold off on hiring permanent staff, instead they are relying upon temporary resources until they feel able to make firm decisions.
So, it's not surprising to see the level of temporary staff being employed has risen whilst permanent placements remain low. Because uncertainty very much remains around the COVID 19 outbreak, with further lockdowns possible (likely, even with the increase in cases very recently) and Brexit. Remember that?
This climate is particularly challenging for SME's and microbusinesses which maybe lack strategic decision-making at the best of times and are currently surviving, handling everything that's coming their way, rather than planning to maximise the opportunities which will present themselves down the line.
Businesses that do have financial stability and strategic planning in place have a wonderful opportunity now to hire very talented people, who are entering the jobs market reluctantly, ensuring a talented team to enable a quick recovery."