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Freelancer confidence falls

IPSE: ‘Having endured a maelstrom of tax rises and worsening economic conditions, it is unsurprising to see that freelancer confidence continues to fall’.

Fewer workers looking for a new job this year

Totaljobs: ‘The key factors impacting the recruitment market in the New Year include employees’ want and need for a higher salary to ensure their financial stability, coupled with a recession-fuelled hesitancy to change jobs’.

Over half of UK workers expect a pay rise in 2023

CV-Library: ‘To expect a pay increase of more than 10% a year would have previously been a pipe dream or the result of a promotion rather than a realistic expectation but, it’s been 40 years since inflation has hit 11%’.

Contractor rates of pay driven by competition and cost-of-living crisis

REC: ‘Temporary hiring accelerated again in the run-up to Christmas. There are clearly some seasonal factors at work here, but there may also be some switching to temporary going on, as firms maintain flexibility ahead of next year’.

Many financial services firms relying on interims

Robert Half: ‘To remain agile, many businesses are shifting their hiring strategies to focus more on interim talent, which offers more flexibility, and also protects the bottom line’.

Vacancies remain above pre-Covid levels

APSCo: ‘Pre-Covid comparisons show that recruitment activity is still significantly above pre-pandemic levels’.

Number of temp workers continues to rise during festive period

REC: ‘They are the backbone of our economy, especially in the run-up to Christmas’.

More to solving nursing strikes than pay rises

APSCo: ‘The current inflexibility around the varied framework requirements will only continue to limit the available pool of workers, which will exacerbate both the reliance on agency staff to fill immediate gaps and budget restraints’.

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