The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the fourth quarter 2016 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 2,102 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 December 2016 as compared to the current quarter?”
The key findings of the Q4 2016 survey include:
- UK employers report cautiously optimistic hiring intentions for the October-December time frame. With 8% of employers expecting to increase staffing levels, 4% anticipating a decrease and 87% forecasting no change, the resulting Net Employment Outlook is +4%.
- Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the outlook stands at +5%. Hiring prospects remain unchanged compared to last quarter and Quarter 4 2015.