Jobs growth set to spurt over coming months

October 2004
Management Services;Oct2004, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p5
Academic Journal
This article deals with the findings of a survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) in 2004 regarding the interest of employers in Great Britain to hire additional employees. CIPD showed that a majority of employers plan to hire extra staff over the coming months. Coming ahead of official employment and pay figures, the CIPD survey confirms that the economic recovery is gathering pace. The CIPD's second quarterly HR Trends and Indicators survey involving up to 2,000 employers in all sectors and regions in Great Britain finds that, over 80 percent of employers planned to recruit in summer 2004. In 58 percent of cases recruitment will result in an increase in employment levels. As in the spring quarter, the vast majority of employers who are recruiting say that at least some of the vacancies to be filled are for full time staff, while 52 percent are offering part time employment. Temporary and fixed term contracts are being offered by around a third of all respondents. 40 percent of respondents expect to be employing more staff by summer 2005 against just 17 percent expecting to employ fewer. More than 4 out of 5 employers responding to the survey intend to recruit staff this summer and autumn.


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