UK employers scale back hiring plans for 2021Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 18, 2020
Far more British businesses than last year are planning to cut recruitment of new staff or freeze hiring entirely over the next 12 months, following the hit from the coronavirus pandemic, a survey showed on Friday.
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The annual report from the Confederation of British Industry and the Pertemps Network Group recruitment consultancy showed 51% of companies planned to maintain or increase recruitment next year, while 46% foresaw a reduction or a complete stop.
The net balance of +5% compared with +56% in last year's survey. ■