Given the current economic conditions it is highly probable that the unemployment figures in the UK will reach 3 million by September 2012.
Historically January and February are strong recruitment months and all indications suggest the appetite for employment is set to remain at an all time low. Part-time roles however will continue to rise as organisations embrace one of the UK’s major resourcing strengths in relation to hiring in the UK. We remain the most flexible workforce in Europe and now is the time for HR Directors to box clever by utilising flexible resources such as interim management wherever they can to avoid increasing fixed costs to the business. My observation over recent months is that organisations continue to advance or improve existing performance by bringing in strategic management level talent. Interim Managers have a huge part to play in creating the right environment for organisations to begin hiring again.
Commenting on the recent BBC article:
Unemployment continues to edge up