Candidate shortage remains critical as employers turn to temps

89 per cent of employers will increase or maintain their temporary workforce in the next three months, according to May’s JobsOutlook report.

This is a rise of nine percentage points compared to findings reported in March (80 per cent), suggesting that businesses may become increasingly reliant on temporary workers.

May’s JobsOutlook survey of 606 employers also reveals:   

  • 33 per cent report having no spare workforce capacity within their organisation
  • 46 per cent anticipate a shortage of candidates to fill permanent roles in the next year, with construction, engineering & technical, and health & social care highlighted as particular areas of concern

You can download the full report here >> JobsOutlook-May-2017