Research Papers

  • Labour markets are striving to rebound from the impacts of the pandemic, catalysing a talent shortage of historical scale. More than 3 out of every 4 (78%) companies now report difficulty hiring – a 16-year high.
  • Employers in the UK have ambitious plans to increase headcount at a record rate in the third quarter of 2022. Businesses are aggressively recruiting following the pandemic, yet still struggling to fill vacancies. The national Outlook has reached an all-time high of +35% - a 22-percentage point in...
  • The outlook from employers looks increasingly positive, as the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) shows strong hiring optimism to continue for Q2. With the hiring spree showing no signs of easing off, employers face continued challenges with finding talent.
  • Strong hiring optimism continues into the second quarter of 2022, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of more than 41,000 employers across 40 countries and territories. In the UK, +31% of employers plan to add to their workforce – down by two percentage points on Q1, b...
  • Employers in the UK have ambitious plans to increase their headcount at a record rate as they enter the fourth and final quarter of 2021, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. However, the UK is also suffering from a serious skills shortage as employers look to fill rol...
  • As we look ahead to the new year, organisations in the UK are preparing for another quarter of record high hiring intentions. Despite employment outlook across the UK hitting a thirty-year high, employers are struggling to fill their vacancies, with talent shortages remaining the main challenge f...
  • In the 30th anniversary edition of the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey in the UK, and 60th year globally, of more than 2,000 employers, all regions and industry sectors report a positive outlook.
  • The UK market has experienced a challenging two years of employment uncertainty and turmoil. But the outlook from employers is looking increasingly positive, as hiring intentions continue to rise for Q4.
  • The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the fourth quarter 2021 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 2,033 employers in the UK.
  • For over 55 years, the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) has asked employers across the globe how they anticipate hiring to change at their organisation in the next quarter.
  • To stay ahead of the competition and hire the best quality candidates for your roles, job location and remote working are now key considerations to factor into your recruitment strategy.
  • COVID’s shuffling of the deck has created the biggest workforce shift and reallocation of skills since World War II – even those skills most in demand in the early phase of the crisis are different compared to demand emerging now and expected in future.
  • The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the third quarter 2021 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 1,764 employers in the UK. All survey participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of Septe...
  • Conducted on a quarterly basis, the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) for Q2 2021 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 1,515 UK employers, asking “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of March 2021 as com...
  • Each quarter, ManpowerGroup conducts the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS), which measures employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforces within the next three months. For the Q2 2021 MEOS report, we asked 1,515 employers across the UK one s...
  • In the UK’s most recent study in 2019, it was found that 46 percent of men and 32 percent of women played video games. Previously considered a pastime for kids and ‘slackers’, the world’s 2.5 billion gamers are honing a wide variety of in-demand skills – everything from teamwork and collaboration...
  • The UK’s rapid vaccine roll-out is yet to translate into a bounce in hiring levels. The UK’s jobs Outlook saw a one-point improvement on the quarter to -5%, remaining the least optimistic in Europe.
  • Digital transformation is occurring at an unprecedented pace – creating jobs and driving sweeping change. Helping people to pre-skill, upskill and reskill for in-demand roles remains the defining challenge of our times. It was important before the pandemic and even more critical now – to create a...
  • The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter 2021 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 1,306 employers in the UK.