REC says 76% of employers to hire more permanent staff within the next quarter

Three-quarters of employers (76%) plan to hire more permanent staff within the next quarter, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Wed, 23 Apr 2014Three-quarters of employers (76%) plan to hire more permanent staff within the next quarter, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

That confidence is also reflected in the eight out of 10 employers (81%) who report they intend to increase their headcount in the next 4-12 months, a 22 percentage points rise from just three months ago.

Positive hiring intentions among micro-businesses, those with 1-10 employees, have increased significantly for the second successive month, helping to fuel growth in the overall figures.

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