Few UK companies plan wage rise because of shortage of staff, survey finds

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Employers in Britain plan for a largest payroll increase in more than eight years in the coming months, and few plan to lay off staff when government support expires next month, according to this month's quarterly survey from Britain's Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Employers' confidence in hiring has reached a five-year high, as companies begin trying to address what some recruiters called the worst staffing shortfall since the late 1990s, according to a study from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

This figure is + 32% up from + +27 in the previous quarter. It represents the strongest employers' intentions on the issue since it began in winter 2012-+27, the survey concluded.

"Employers are feeling very bullish, indicating strong enrolment intentions, and layoffs expectations appear much lower than they were during the pandemic," said Jonathan Boys, a jobs economist at the CIPD.

Seventy-seven percent said it would be "hard to tell" and 17 percent said they did not know.

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