BCC / Totaljobs: No business sector immune from recruitment difficulties

Recruitment intentions were strong in the first quarter of the year but nearly 75% of firms reported a shortage of suitable candidates, according to the landmark publication of the Quarterly Recruitment Outlook released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Totaljobs.

Over half (53%) of UK businesses attempted to recruit new hires in the first quarter of the year, with 73% struggling to find the right staff
65% of construction firms tried to recruit. Of those, 79% had difficulties finding the right talent
28% of employers expect to recruit in the next three months, showing intentions to hire remain strong
Businesses in the retail sector are the least likely to have grown their workforce this quarter as the sector continues to face challenges

To help businesses better understand the recruitment climate in the UK and help them find the best talent, the BCC partnered with Totaljobs to survey more than 6,000 businesses across a broad r...

This post first appeared on Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce website.

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