Latest Job Outlook Based on recent information gathered by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) 76% of employers plan to expand their permanent workforce in the coming months, with just 1% of employers planning to release workers to any great extent. However, reports show that employers are still concerned about the current skills shortage in the national employment market. There are three main areas that are anticipated to be in short supply over the next 12 months – these are Technical / Engineering , Professional / Managerial and Education / Training. Due to this concern over the lack of available permanent workers, there is increased demand for skilled temporary agency personnel to manage and develop company infrastructure. In the next 4-12 months, virtually all hirers (98%) continue to maintain that they will hold (54%) or increase (44%) agency worker numbers. Intro Personnel continues to work closely with our clients to offer consultative advice about how to attract and retain the best permanent candidates in the job market. In addition, our recent recruitment of Janette Pickford to develop our temporary recruitment division also shows our commitment to supporting our clients with any immediate short term or long term requirements they may have. To find out how Intro Personnel can support your business, call our team today on 01782 413307.