Employers are defying the "gloom" of the credit crunch and many
intend to recruit staff this autumn, a new survey has
A new report on the employment outlook published by accountancy
firm KPMG and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
(CIPD) has reported that companies are optimistic about medium and
short-term employment prospects.
This suggests they are being influenced more by the economy's
recent strength than the forecasts an economic slump could happen
next year, the study claimed.
It found 86 per cent of employers plan to recruit further staff
Chief economist with the CIPD John Philpott said it is still likely
labour demand will ease next year "as the impact of recent interest
rates rises and the aftermath of the credit crunch is felt
throughout the economy".
Recently, the CIPD reported that some employers were struggling to
fill their vacancies thanks to a "tight labour market".
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