Norfolk Jobs News in 2015
Positive news for Norfolk Jobs 2015
As we all look ahead into a shiny brand New Year, business leaders are making positive projections about what’s in store for the UK economy. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which lobbies policymakers on behalf of UK businesses, announced that 50% of companies are planning to recruit in 2015.
The CBI/Accenture Employment Trends Survey 2014, covers 323 businesses employing a combined total of more than 1.25 million people. As well as half of UK firms adding new jobs in the New Year, the survey predicts that permanent jobs will rise more rapidly than temporary positions.
“Businesses are planning to create jobs in every region of the UK as the recovery continues, and more and more of those jobs will be permanent,” said Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General.
“We are certainly looking forward to a busy year,” said Big Sky Additions’ Tina Maguire, who recruits for permanent and temporary accountancy jobs in Norfolk. “We have been working closely with our clients in the closing stages of 2014 to ensure that their recruitment plans are clearly organised so we can support them to fill their accountancy jobs in Norfolk promptly and efficiently in the year ahead.”
The CBI survey also revealed good news for employees with modest pay rises expected in the year ahead. 43% of firms are planning a pay rise in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI). There has been a small increase in the proportion of companies expecting to pay above RPI – 12% compared to 7% at the end of 2013 – but competitive pressures and weak productivity continue to hold down pay increases.
In a year of a general election, the CBI survey offers a warning to politicians to exercise caution if they are tempted to interfere with current employment legislation. Almost all firms responding to the survey (95%) see the UK’s flexible labour market, as either vital or important to the UK economy, and the survey highlights a belief that this flexible labour market enables companies to respond rapidly to growth opportunities (82%) and cope with fluctuating demand (81%).
“Unstitching the fabric of the UK’s flexible labour market would risk piling new costs onto businesses and ultimately put jobs at risk, so politicians must take care,” warns Katja Hall. “As the survey shows, the UK’s flexibility makes it attractive as a place to create jobs and it has been crucial to the recovery, allowing firms to hire quickly or tailor their staff levels to meet customer needs. In areas such as agency work and other flexible forms of employment, politicians of all shades need to appreciate the jobs and opportunity that these approaches bring.”
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