In the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, we ask over 2,102 UK employers if they plan to increase or decrease the number of people in their workforces during the next quarter.
Having run for more than 50 years, it's the most extensive forward-looking employment survey in the world and is unique in its size, scope, longevity and area of focus. That's why it's used as a key economic indicator by both the Bank of England and the UK Government.
Take a look at our most recent reports below:
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.
Hiring intentions for Finance and Business Services have dropped by four percentage points compared to last quarter with a NEO of +5%. Public Sector organisations have also lowered their hiring intentions to -4% for Q4 2016.
Download the report for the full Q4 2016 findings.