Once the government announced that the country was officially out of recession, many industry analysts expected the number of companies looking to recruit would increase. However, that was not the case, indeed it emerged that companies were planning to wait until market conditions improved and consolidate their existing proposition.
Yet, further to the bi-annual survey conduced by a market leading serviced office provider, it now appears that over thirty per cent of companies are looking to recruit new team members in the upcoming year.
Jeff Bridges, spokesperson for the Forum of Private Enterprise, concurs with the reports findings, he comments; “From the feedback we have received from our members, it seems that many companies who downsized recruitment during the recession are now looking to add to their existing team.”
The survey also found that over fifty per cent of businesses are more optimistic about the future than they were at the beginning of the year.