Employers In Many Markets Report Continued Improvements In Hiring Outlooks For Q2
- Return to pre-pandemic hiring - as vaccine rollouts progress, 77% expect to return to pre-pandemic hiring levels by end of 2021.
- Strongest hiring outlooks reported in
Taiwan, U.S., Australiaand Singapore; weakest in Panama, UKand South Africa.
- Vaccination policy - As more vaccines are approved and rolled out, 43% of employers have no plans to mandate vaccination, 23% will encourage by promoting the benefits, 16% plan to require employees to be vaccinated ,14% are undecided and 4% will require vaccination for workers in specific roles.
- New ways of working – in next 6-12 months, organizations expect: 51% of employees to be back in the workplace most of the time, 36% will offer a hybrid work with more remote work, 5% will offer flexibility shift patterns 4% will shift to full remote work, 4% are undecided.
"We continue to see evidence of a two-speed recovery, where people with in-demand skills and those organizations that are digitizing most are thriving, while others are at risk of falling behind," said
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Global Hiring Plans by Region
U.S.employers report the strongest hiring intentions in the region for the 14th consecutive quarter (+18%), followed by Brazil(+9%) and Canada(+8%). The weakest and only negative intentions in the region are in Panama(-8%), the weakest globally, and Peru(-2%).
- Employers in all
U.S.sectors are anticipating positive outlooks for the next three months, the strongest hiring activity is forecast for the Leisure & Hospitality (+27%), Transportation & Utilities (+23%) and Wholesale & Retail Trade (+22%).
Brazil, the Manufacturing sector Outlook of +11% is stronger than the national outlook of (+8%), remaining, both relatively stable when compared with the previous quarter, but decreasing by 2 percentage points year-over-year.
EMEA: Outlooks improve or remain the same in seventeen countries and decline in seven quarter-over-quarter (
Croatia(12%), Romania(12%) and Turkey(10%) have the strongest regional hiring plans, while the weakest are expected in UK(-5%) and South Africa(-5%).
Francehiring intentions rise by 6 percentage points quarter-over-quarter, with employers in Construction and Manufacturing reporting the most optimistic hiring plans.
Germany, the strongest hiring plans are reported in the Finance & Business Services sector (+15%), while the Restaurants & Hotels sector (-16%) reports its weakest outlook since 2003. UKemployers reports the weakest outlooks in Europe, driven by declines in hospitality and retail, and business services.
APAC: Outlooks improve in four APAC countries and territories since last quarter (
- The strongest hiring prospects are reported in
Taiwan(+24%) Australia(+17%) and Singapore(+17%) for the second consecutive quarter while the weakest and only negative hiring intentions are expected in Hong Kong(-2%) and Japan(-1%). Hong Kong(-4%) and Japan(-4%) report their weakest outlooks in Retail and Trade since the studies began.
- Employers in
Australiareport the strongest hiring pace in more than nine years, with positive outlooks reported in all seven industry sectors, particularly optimistic in the Finance, Insurance & Real Estate and Manufacturing.
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*The survey – conducted January /
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