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Labour Market Outlook

Views from Employers (Winter 2019-2020)

Badenoch & Clark, as part of the Adecco Group is delighted to release the Winter edition of Labour Market Outlook, which is produced in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The quarterly report provides a set of forward-looking labour market indicators, highlighting employers' recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions.

Our partnership with the CIPD supports our aim to provide fresh insight and deeper understanding into workforce management and recruitment challenges by building strategic links with professional organisations and academic bodies.

The LMO is one of the most authoritative employment indicators in the UK. The report is typically based on a survey of more than 1,000 HR professionals and senior decision makers. Further information about survey methodology can be found in the reports.

About the CIPD

Our partnership with the CIPD supports our aim to provide fresh insight and deeper understanding into workforce management and recruitment challenges by building strategic links with professional organisations and academic bodies. The LMO is one of the most authoritative employment indicators in the UK. Information about survey methodology can be found in the reports.

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has a community of 150,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

Net employment score

The net employment score – our measure of employment confidence over the next quarter – has decreased from +22 to +21. The score is highest in healthcare (+28), construction (+27) and the voluntary sector (+23).

Hard-to-fill vacancies

Among employers who currently have vacancies in their organisation, around two-thirds (64%) report that at least some of these vacancies are proving hard to fill.

Permanent roles not filled

The greatest volume of permanent roles employers have been unable to fill during the past 12 months is in professional occupations (53%), followed by associate professional and technical occupations (16%) and managers, directors and senior officials (11%).

Wage growth in the next 12 months

- Overall median basic pay increase expectation is 2%

- Median basic pay increase expectation by sector: private sector, 2%; public sector, 1.5%