98 per cent of employers intend to maintain or increase their use of temps in the next quarter as overall demand for staff continues to rise, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Eight in ten employers (79 per cent) cited the need to gain ‘short-term access to key strategic skills’ of temporary workers as the reason for this demand. Employers now consider this to be the most important reason for hiring agency staff.
In the latest JobsOutlook survey, 86 per cent of employers also reported their intention to add to their permanent headcount over the next three months.
The regular monthly survey of 600 employers also found that:
95 per cent of employers say they have little or no spare capacity to accommodate any form of increase in demand.