July’s Joboutlook Report Shows Increased Business Confidence as Salaries Continue to Rise

July’s Joboutlook Report Shows Increased Business Confidence as Salaries Continue to Rise

According to the latest Jobsoutlook report from the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC) 80% of employers feel that economic conditions in the UK are continuing to improve.  This has an obvious knock- on effect for the recruitment industry as 74% of hirers plan to increase their permanent headcount over the next quarter, with 71% planning to do so from September.

Employers are also recognising that the continued skills shortage in the UK labour market has continued to drive higher salaries as businesses compete to attract the best talent and also to keep their own staff happy.  To this effect, 41% of employers admitted to increasing the salary of their staff in the last year and none reduced pay.

Intro Personnel are continuing to work closely with our clients to advise on market trends and offer consultative advice on how to continue to attract the best candidates within a challenging employment market.