KPMG & REC Report on Jobs October 2020
Clare Wight, Managing Director for Clarity Appointments says
"One would expect that there would be an eventual rise in permanent placements and it's great to see this actually occurred during September.
But I feel that any excitement is very short-lived since, what we and other recruiters I talk to are experiencing, is another nose-dive following Boris's statement recently regarding the need to be prepared for a winter of additional measures, slashing business confidence.
And, as I type this, I see a further announcement is to be made today which is likely to be unwelcome.
Banks are talking about how to deal with negative interest rates, the Nightingale hospital is preparing for patients and high street premises are being vacated. Oh, and Brexit. Let's not forget Brexit.
Whatever your politics, it's hard to defend the lack of strategy for dealing with COVID 19 and I watch with concern as confidence continues to be eroded.
Small business owners will find themselves running out of money and energy professionally and personally, with stress amounting to paralysis, further increasing the likelihood of mass redundancies and fewer job vacancies over the coming weeks."