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Whether you require a single contractor, thousands of permanent employees or to outsource all or parts of your recruitment process, Jefferson Wells is ready to meet your workforce challenges. Even if you aren't sure what you need, we'll be happy to guide you through your options. Whatever solution you choose, you'll benefit from our extensive experience and know-how in delivering successful results for businesses of all sizes.
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As the professional staffing arm of ManpowerGroup, we connect employers to highly specialised, in-demand talent - accelerating careers and driving business growth. We execute professional staffing strategies across all industries, with core expertise in Finance, Engineering and Life Sciences, championed by dedicated and experienced teams focusing in these areas.
We bring finance solutions and talent together to take on your Risk Advisory, Auditing, Taxation and Regulation challenges, helping you address issues, identify opportunities, mitigate risk & make solid, ROI-enhancing decisions faster.
We help boost your performance with talented engineering professionals and a suite of specialised, scalable engineering solutions that assist to align technology, expertise and process.
We provide access to the strongest Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical talent, including a wide range of skills including scientific, R&D as well as white collar professional.
The Human Age Edition 14: The Future Forces of Work
Over the past year, we’ve witnessed a dynamic shift in the economic landscape, from a post-pandemic boom, to talks of a recession, to a gradual reduction in demand. However, amidst these fluctuations, one constant remains: strong hiring intentions.Yet, a stark disparity persists between workers’ desires and employers’ offerings, coupled with ongoing talent shortages at a near 20-year high, hindering UK business growth.In our latest edition of the Human Age newspaper, we delve into the labour market trends that contribute to The Future Forces of Work. We discuss strategies to drive positive change and overcome the challenges presented.Highlights include:What do employees want? – We surveyed over 5,000 workers to learn what they really want to go from surviving to thriving at workUnlocking new opportunities while embracing experience – Everything you need to know about hiring and retaining seasoned workersCan AI help break bias in the recruitment process? – Why recruiters should limit expectations on AI increasing diversity at workWalk the talk on ESG commitments – The importance of a clear and genuine stand on global issuesAnd much more! Take a look > >
ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey – Q4 2023
UK employers indicate hiring confidence remains positive for every sector in the fourth quarter 2023, with a slight decrease of two percentage-points since last quarter to +27%, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS).MEOS is based on responses from 2,030 UK employers and asks if they intend to hire additional workers, maintain current headcount, or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming quarter (October to December 2023). It is the most comprehensive, forward-looking employment survey of its kind and is used as a key economic indicator by both the Bank of England and UK Government.“Organisations are presently engaged in a game of ‘talent Tetris’, where they’re having to make careful but quick decisions about who to hire, which skills gaps to prioritise and what hiring costs to hold back on until the wider economic situation improves”, says Chris Gray, Director, ManpowerGroup UK. “Employers need to move faster – turning the positive hiring intentions into actions and tangible decisions around recruiting and upskilling – is going to be the best way to address skills and productivity gaps and avoid potential stagnation.”“Businesses have had to navigate high inflation, industrial action, and broader changes in employee demands over the course of this year and looking ahead to the last quarter these factors are all adding more pressure to make the right hiring choices. Employers are behaving and thinking differently in order to ‘win the game.’ Nearly half (47%) of all UK employers believe work-life balance is the most important driver of increased workforce productivity. At the same time, around a quarter (24%) are more willing to recruit those who don’t meet all technical skills requirements.”The latest MEOS survey shows that UK employers are widening their talent pools to respond to skills shortages. More than a third (36%) say they are willing to hire older applicants who are seeking new employment or a change in their careers. A quarter (25%) say they have been more willing to hire candidates who have been unemployed due to caregiving responsibilities, with a similar amount (23%) more willing to hire long-term unemployed applicants.ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey ReportManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey Infographic
ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey – Q3 2023
Employer hiring confidence has grown in almost every sector, rising by eight percentage-points to +29% since last quarter, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from 2,013 UK employers and asks if they intend to hire additional workers, maintain current headcount, or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming quarter (July to September 2023). It is the most comprehensive, forward-looking employment survey of its kind and is used as a key economic indicator by both the Bank of England and UK Government.The optimistic UK Net Employment Outlook follows a global trend and indicates the country’s businesses are remaining competitive in challenging economic circumstances. The Outlook is only five percentage-points lower than this time last year, when overall jobs vacancies were at record high levels. Despite the positive uplift, many employers are still having great difficulties in sourcing the right talent amidst rising costs.“The intention to hire remains very positive for most businesses,” says Chris Gray, Director, ManpowerGroup UK. “Especially if you consider how this year began with concerns of a recession, and where we are in terms of inflation and the cost-of-living. We should lean toward the opportunities this positive Outlook indicates, as we’re still seeing concentrated demand in our real-time data for very specific skills across all sectors.”Gray continues: “The intent to hire is promising in many areas but it comes partly due to the high number of reoccurring unfilled vacancies proving hard to fill due to niche skills scarcity. It also contrasts with the realities that high-volume employers are experiencing where speed to hire is more of a challenge. Ongoing talent supply issues are restricting UK business’ ambitions to grow, aligning what British employers need with the shortage occupation list will bolster our global competitive standing.”Some industries that have been in the spotlight lately because of mass layoffs, are unexpectedly seeing some of the biggest increases in terms of hiring Outlook. They include Financial and Real Estate which has had a 14% boost on the quarter with the Outlook now at +40%.ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey ReportManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey Infographic
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