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JobsOutlook: Employers look to temps to fill vacancies

Employers relying on temps to fill vacancies amid skill shortage

Organisations across all sectors want to recruit for permanent roles, with almost one in five employers (19 per cent) actively looking to increase their headcount in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook.

With 45 per cent of employers expecting to face a shortage of suitable candidates over the next year, the report suggests that businesses may be turning to temporary workers to meet demand as permanent hiring becomes more difficult. The latest survey of 607 employers shows:

a third (34 per cent) have no spare capacity and would need to recruit to meet additional demand

almost nine in ten (87 per cent) intend to increase or maintain their use of temporary workers in the next three months

a quarter (24 per cent) transfer at least half of their temporary workers to permanent positions each year.