The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the third quarter 2016 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 2,110 employers in the UK.
All survey participants were asked: “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of September 2016 as compared to the current quarter?”
The key findings of the Q3 2016 survey include:
- UK employers report cautiously optimistic hiring intentions for the July-September time frame. With 10% of employers expecting to increase staffing levels, 3% anticipating a decrease and 86% forecasting no change, the resulting Net Employment Outlook is +7%.
- Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the outlook stands at +5%. Hiring prospects drop by one percentage point compared to last quarter and remain relatively stable when compared with Quarter 3 2015.