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Take a look at our most recent press releases below:

Uncertain Election Result Could Relieve Hard Brexit Jobs Headache
June 2017
In the first employment survey to be published since the General Election, ManpowerGroup reveals that companies have demonstrated cautious optimism about hiring with an Outlook of +5%. Whilst on first glance the election uncertainty might appear unhelpful to employers, ManpowerGroup believes that the shock result could offer hope for businesses who had feared the impact of a hard Brexit on hiring.

UK Employers “Alarmingly Unprepared” For Apprenticeship Levy
March 2017
In a survey asking 1,000 UK employers about their awareness and understanding of the Apprenticeship Levy, the majority of employers reported little or no knowledge of the impending changes, while many misunderstood who would have to pay.

Hiring Confidence Tumbles in ‘Remain’ Heartlands of London and Scotland
March 2017
Hiring confidence has dived in London and Scotland, the two strongest remain-supporting regions of the UK, as the government prepares to trigger Article 50.

Employers Report Christmas Confidence for Brexit Britain
December 2016
Employers have shrugged off concerns about the impact of Brexit to report a national seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +7%, up two points on the previous quarter and the highest level of optimism in three years.

Winter Outlook Reveals UK Jobs Market Skating on Thin Ice
September 2016
On the surface the EU referendum result has done little to dampen employers’ immediate hiring plans, but vital early warning signs suggest the UK jobs market could be in for a rough ride, according to ManpowerGroup, the world’s workforce experts.

ManpowerGroup Warns Brexit Could Leave the UK Critically Short of Workers
June 2016
A British exit from the European Union could leave businesses facing a critical talent shortage, with EU workers no longer able to move freely to the UK. The national seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook has fallen 1% for the second successive quarter to +5%. This second successive fall shows that, while there is still a strong requirement for new workers, overall businesses’ hiring intentions appear to have been hit by Brexit uncertainty.

Brexit Threatens to Turn Off Britain’s Talent Tap
March 2016
Hiring intentions among Britain’s employers in the first half of 2016 are at their strongest level since 2007. The national seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook is at +7% for the second consecutive quarter, a start to the year not seen for nearly a decade. But there are questions about whether this demand for talent can be fulfilled if Britain votes to leave the European Union.

Christmas Comes Early For Cyber Security Specialists
December 2015
2016 will begin with UK employers more optimistic than at any time in 2015. The national seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook has jumped two percentage points to +7% as companies ramp up hiring plans going into the New Year. However, later in the year there are potential bumps in the road with employers braced for the introduction of the National Living Wage and continuing uncertainty around Britain’s membership of the EU.

UK Jobs Outlook Slips to Three-Year Low
September 2015
The UK jobs market stands at its least optimistic level in three years. After three consecutive quarters at +6%, job prospects are dwindling in the run up to Christmas and have reached their weakest point since the final quarter of 2012. The national Seasonally Adjusted Net Employment Outlook has dropped two percentage points to +4%.

Northern powerhouse “risks becoming northern power cut”
June 2015
The UK jobs market is facing a critical shortfall of qualified workers, with the north of England particularly vulnerable. Whilst on the surface employment stands at a 40-year record high and unemployment continues to fall, the official statistics fail to show the struggle many employers are having filling vacancies, especially in the north of England.

Public sector set for pre-election hiring spike
March 2015
There has been a surprise jump in public sector jobs optimism in the run-up to the general election, while private companies take a ‘wait and see’ approach to the outcome in May.

ManpowerGroup Pay League 2015: North West
January 2015
There is a huge pay gap between the best and worst paid full-time workers living in the North West region, with people living in Trafford the best paid, earning up to £15,000 more than those living in Blackpool.

Big business hiring set to hit 10 year high
December 2014
Manpower Employment Outlook Survey reveals jobs optimism among UK’s biggest firms at highest level since 2005, with utilities the most optimistic sector.

ManpowerGroup Pay League 2014: South West
October 2014
There is a huge pay gap between workers living the East and West of the South West region, with the people living in the East the best paid, earning up to £17,000 more than those living in the West.

UK jobs growth cooling down after biggest hiring spree in forty years
September 2014
Employers are scaling back their recruitment plans in the fourth quarter of 2014, following this year’s record hiring spree. With an Outlook of +6%, employers across the UK are still intending to take on staff in the coming quarter – but not at the levels we saw earlier in the year.

Manpower re-launches Bristol branch as city’s employers seek specialist skills
August 2014
ManpowerGroup has re-launched its Bristol branch following an extensive refurbishment. The branch has now been re-launched as a Metro, a flagship sector-specialist site capable of recruiting for the largest volume requirements, which will offer companies and jobseekers an even better range of services and opportunities.

ManpowerGroup Pay League: North East
July 2014
Pay in the North East is growing faster than the UK national average, with wages for the region’s 100,000 manufacturing workers rising at more than double the overall regional average.

United or not, the UK’s jobs market is on the rise
June 2014
The UK’s Employment Outlook is at its strongest level since the downturn. With an Outlook of +8%, employers across the UK intend to take on staff in the third quarter of 2014 – and not even the uncertainty facing the future of the United Kingdom is dampening job prospects in Scotland.

ManpowerGroup Pay League 2014: West Midlands
May 2014
People in Sandwell earn on average £9,000 a year less than those in Solihull but still end up working two weeks a year longer.

HR departments must take on new roles to address skills gap
May 2014
ManpowerGroup’s Annual Talent Shortage Survey reveals that HR departments must adapt their people practises in order to fill increasing talent shortages, with 36% of employers globally reporting a difficulty in filling jobs due to the lack of skills available – the highest level for seven years.

Floods give UK jobs market unexpected boost
March 2014
The UK’s Employment Outlook has been given a boost by the dreadful weather experienced across the country in the winter months. With an Outlook of +6%, employers across the UK intend to take on staff in the second quarter of 2014 as the economic recovery gathers momentum.