The UK market has experienced a challenging two years of employment uncertainty and turmoil. But the outlook from employers is looking increasingly positive, as hiring intentions continue to rise for Q4. That’s according to our latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) – a quarterly forward-looking survey of a representative sample over 2,000 UK employers which asks, ”How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of December 2021 as compared to the current quarter?”
With restrictions ending, furlough coming to an end and life returning to something close to what it was pre-pandemic, businesses are starting hire in earnest. With hiring intentions in the UK at the highest they’ve been since we started the survey back in 1992, and skill shortages (https://www.manpowergroup.co.uk/the-word-on-work/the-uks-growing-talent-shortage/) already causing challenges for organisations in the UK labour market, businesses need to start thinking differently about how they access talent today and in the future.
Petra Tagg, Director of Key Accounts was joined by a range of experts for the UK Jobs Outlook Q4 webinar, to discuss the reality of the results of the latest survey, and the solutions businesses should consider to help build talent pipelines in a competitive market. Discussions also covered:
- What the employment outlook looks like across the UK for Q4 2021
- Accessing alternative talent pools – how could you engage new talent, from young people to Boomerang workers, to join your organisation?
- Cross skilling and upskilling your workforce – why you should be investing in the development of your existing workforce
Click on the link below to watch the webinar on demand.