click to view mobile Navigation
You are here > REC Jobs Outlook survey - November 2012

REC Jobs Outlook survey - November 2012

According to the November Jobs Outlook survey conducted by the REC, employer confidence has grown as jobless and claimant numbers fall. Overall business optimism in the economy improved slightly and 54% of employers surveyed predicted some growth in permanent headcount over the next three months. The Lloyds bank monitor of employer sentiment gives an insight into the current psychology of UK business.  It also reports that confidence in the economy has gone up, but confidence in their own prospects has gone down.  This sentiment is the opposite of the ‘I’m alright Jack’ syndrome.  Employers believe there is a change but are not altogether sure if it has reached them yet.

Job prospects for graduates are better than feared as the employment rate for new graduates remains relatively stable according to research recently published by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit.  IT graduates have seen an increase of 8.5% in the proportion of those employed in computer science and IT.  Nearly half [47.3%] of those who studied the subject and were in employment became IT professionals.  In engineering, 65.8% of employed mechanical engineering graduates, 36.2% of electrical and electronic graduates and almost three in five civil engineering graduates were all working as engineering professionals in January 2012, six months after graduation.

Charlie Ball Deputy Research Director of the HECSU explained “When graduates from 2011 left university, the labour market was difficult, as the UK economy struggled with negative growth.  In spite of this, over 166,000 of last year’s graduates were known to be working in the UK, nearly 8000 more than the previous year.”
Our own consultants have seen a bumper year in permanent placements. Demand for specialist skills in particular, including engineering and IT have seen a significant rise across our Worcestershire clients.

Louise Hewett

www.rec.uk.com


< Go Back

LATEST NEWS


Hewett's Support Worcester Full & Half Marathon 2018
We are pleased to announce that Hewett Recruitment will be supporting St Richards Hospice and sponsoring the Worcester Full and Half Marathon 2018 as it enters its seventh year.
04/01/2018 10:38:41
Read More >>

HR Professionals Conference 2017 - Huge Success
With over 100 delegates, this years' HR Conference hosted by Hewett Recruitment and the HW Chamber of Commerce is now the largest HR Conference in Worcestershire.
27/11/2017 16:55:25
Read More >>

Hewett’s once again pledge their support to local Foodbanks
Hewett Recruitment have once again pledged their full support this Christmas with a Foodbank collection initiative aimed at helping the local communities of Worcestershire who have fallen on hard times.
18/10/2017 10:55:56
Read More >>

Hope & Glory Dinner - 29th November 2017
Spectacular Black-Tie 'Proms' Celebration in Bewdley... Flag waving and singing to a 20-piece orchestra - three course dinner
22/09/2017 12:20:40
Read More >>

Hewett’s ‘values’ recognised at staff awards
Hewett’s Annual Family Fun Day and Company Awards took place at the West Midlands Safari Park in July.
31/07/2017 15:50:48
Read More >>

LATEST BLOG


Louises Column - Salary & Skills Survey
Last month Hewett Recruitment partnered with the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce to publish the Salary & Skills Survey 2017.
18/01/2018 10:22:48
Read More >>

Christmas Legal E-Bulletin - Preparing Your Business for 2018
In the last Employment Law E-Bulletin of 2017, learn how to prepare your business for the new year ahead and the recent employment law developments that should be considered.
18/12/2017 12:50:33
Read More >>

Louises Column - The Warriors Community Foundation
Many of us in business engage and support local causes, to help raise awareness and generate much needed funds for charities and local groups to continue their good work. I'd like to highlight and encourage you to get involved with the great work going on at an exceptional and award winning foundation, The Warriors Community Foundation.
07/12/2017 13:57:01
Read More >>

Legal E-Bulletin - Reimbursement Scheme for Employment Tribunal Fees Announced
Sally Morris, Partner and Head of Employment for mfg Solicitors shares recent declaration about unlawful Employment Tribunal fees and the reimbursement that eligible applicants may be entitled to.
04/12/2017 13:22:02
Read More >>

Louises Column - The Importance of Flexible Working
What to do as a job is the most important life decision that most people will ever have to make. This outranks other life-defining decisions such as where to live, starting a family, or getting married according to a recent survey.
15/11/2017 11:13:09
Read More >>