International professional vacancies drop while hiring intentions rise

Professional and manager vacancies continuing to drop, although more organisations expect to recruit in the next quarter, according to a survey from global recruiter Antal.
 

Professional and manager vacancies continuing to drop, although more organisations expect to recruit in the next quarter, according to a survey from global recruiter Antal.
 
The survey of firms from Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, India, China and the US, found that hiring was down from 54% of respondents at the beginning of the year to 47% now. But the percentage of organisations intending to recruit in the coming quarter had actually risen, from 43% to 44%.

Antal’s chief executive, Tony Goodwin, says: “According to the leading psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, individuals confronted by a major trauma or crisis move through five distinct phases as they try to come to terms with their world being turned upside down – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

“The results from our offices around the world tend to suggest that businesses of all shapes and sizes across the globe are beginning to enter phase five, something which could be very good news indeed.

“The period of panic and unilluminated gloom does finally seem to be behind us. Recovery may still be a good way off, but it could be that we are now better prepared to pave the way to it than we have been for quite some time.”

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