Employer confidence is at a record high with latest findings showing short term hiring intentions for contract workers increased by four percentage points.
In the three months to June, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)’s JobsOutlook survey revealed that employers’ confidence in their ability to hire new staff and make investment decisions was improving.
The data shows that with the economic outlook also improving, more businesses are looking to take on temporary workers in the coming months in order to help with additional workloads.
Kate Shoesmith, Deputy CEO of the REC, commented, “As restrictions have lifted over the past few months, we have seen employer confidence shoot upwards, and the confidence in hiring has reached a new record high. More importantly, this has translated into real-world recruitment activity, with more job adverts being posted and recruiters are working harder than ever to hire the right people for the right roles.