ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey – Q3 2022

Employers in the UK have ambitious plans to increase headcount at a record rate in the third quarter of 2022. Businesses are aggressively recruiting following the pandemic, yet still struggling to fill vacancies. The national Outlook has reached an all-time high of +35% – a 22-percentage point increase compared to Q3 2021.

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WEBINAR – UK Jobs Outlook: Q2 2022

The outlook from employers looks increasingly positive, as the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) shows strong hiring optimism to continue for Q2. With the hiring spree showing no signs of easing off, employers face continued challenges with finding talent.

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Out of Crisis Comes Opportunity as Companies Hit the Reset Button

The pandemic exposed weaknesses that many companies may not have even known they had. The global talent shortage, the need to scale up tech operations quickly to accommodate remote work and other digital operations, and managing the rising demands from people looking for more from their professional lives, have shaken many businesses to their core. This has forced most to reflect, regroup and reset as they seek a new and more sustainable path for the future.

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WEBINAR: World Down Syndrome Day: Supporting People with Down Syndrome into the Workplace

Despite many sectors in the UK experiencing a skills shortage and struggling to fill vacancies, people with disabilities are often overlooked for opportunities and are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people. Through Workfit, the Down Syndrome Association’s employment programme, job-seekers who have Down syndrome are now in jobs they want and enjoy. The benefit to employers is an untapped, highly motivated pool of talent ready to learn and get to work.

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ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey – Q2 2022

Strong hiring optimism continues into the second quarter of 2022, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of more than 41,000 employers across 40 countries and territories. In the UK, +31% of employers plan to add to their workforce –down by two percentage points on Q1, but up by 30 percentage points year-on-year.

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WEBINAR: The Great Realistion, Talent Scarcity – from pledges to progress

Shifting demographics including shrinking birth rates, reduced mobility across borders and the rise in early retirees means talent is scarce. 69% of employers cannot find the skills that they need. Now is the time for businesses to get even more creative – attracting, upskilling, reskilling and retaining valued workers. Whoever holds the talent holds the future.

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Full Speed Ahead: The Tech Revolution Goes into Hyperdrive

Remote work, online ordering, and click and collect are just some of the lasting impacts of the pandemic as every company has now become a digital business. More than 80% of employers have accelerated digitisation in response to COVID-19, and consumers and employees alike now expect tech to make the way they live and work easier.

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