Manpower Employment Outlook Survey – Q1 2016
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the first 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 March 2016 as compared to the current quarter?”
UK employers report modest hiring intentions for the January-March time frame. While 8% of employers forecast an increase in staffing levels, 3% anticipate a decrease and 86% expect no change, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of +5%.
Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the outlook stands at +7%. Hiring prospects are two percentage points stronger when compared with the previous quarter and remain relatively stable year-over-year.