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Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

​Q1 2021 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

​Q1 2021 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO) for Q1 2021 found continued weakness in the job market in Q1, with 60% of the nearly 6,000 businesses surveyed saying they had not attempted to recruit during the quarter. However, the percentage of firms expecting their workforce to grow in the next three months rose from 19% in Q4 2020 to 27% in Q1, the highest percentage since Q1 2020

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​Q4 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

​Q4 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO) for Q4 2020, in partnership with Totaljobs, found that while there was a modest improvement in the overall number of businesses attempting to recruit in Q4, sectoral disparities remain.

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Q3 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Q3 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Q3 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, reveal the impact Coronavirus has had on the jobs market, with the two organisations calling for further action from government to protect businesses and jobs.

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Q2 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Q2 2020 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Q2 2020 British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that the number of firms attempting to recruit in the third quarter had increased on the previous one, albeit from historic lows.

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Q3 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Q3 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Q3 2019 British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that the percentage of UK firms facing recruitment difficulties has returned to previous highs in Q3 2019, while one in four businesses expect to increase headcount.

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Q2 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Q2 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Q2 2019 British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that recruitment intentions strengthened in the second quarter of 2019, while difficulties finding suitable staff eased. The results indicate that demand for labour remains strong, despite a subdued economy.

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Q1 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Q1 2019 Quarterly Recruitment Outlook

Results from the Q1 2019 British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that the UK’s labour market remains resilient, with employment levels standing at record highs, but skills shortages are a drag on business growth and potential. As this report finds, labour shortages are affecting firms of all industries and locations across the UK. Ensuring business has access to the right people is critical to futureproof the economy.

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BCC reacts to government confirmation that phase three will still go ahead in England

BCC says that the news that phase three would proceed would be welcome by businesses across England as they get ready to re-open their doors on Monday May 17.

Amazon announces 10,000 new permanent jobs and multi-million pound training programme to boost the UK economy

The company will invest £10 million over three years in training up to 5,000 employees in new skills to meet the UK’s future employment needs outside of Amazon. It is partnering with the British Chambers of Commerce and local businesses to identify regional skills shortages to focus training on local needs

BCC survey finds four in five firms have no plans for vaccine certification

The British Chambers of Commerce has published new survey data which show that the vast majority of responding businesses have no plans in place to require evidence of vaccination from customers, suppliers or employees.

BCC reacts to latest GDP figures

Commenting on GDP figures for Q1 2021, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:    “While the UK economy contracted in the first quarter, the downbeat headline figure masks a renewed momentum through the quarter from January’s drop in output to an exceptionally strong March outturn as lockdown measures started to ease.