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The latest Report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation shows that more than half of employers anticipating candidate shortage.

Employers with more than 250 staff are particularly concerned about the lack of talent available, with 63 per cent expecting a shortage. 

22 per cent plan to take on more permanent staff in the medium term (four to twelve months), with only 1 per cent planning to decrease their headcount. 

The report also reveals 6 in 10 (59 per cent) have increased their headcount in the last year. 

A third (34 per cent) believe that UK economic conditions are improving, whilst 29 per cent think they are getting worse.

Almost 8 in 10 (78 per cent) are operating with 'none' or 'a little' spare capacity, and would need to take on staff to meet an increase in demand.

If you're planning your recruitment strategy then this is a 'must read' Report

Posted on Friday Mar 24