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Promising employment ambition from UK businesses as hiring rises


LinkedIn’s annual Global Recruitment Trends report, which surveys 3,300 HR decision makers globally, finds that a net 27 per cent of UK businesses expect to see an increase in hiring volumes of full and part-time professional employees in 2013 – the highest level since the research began two years ago.

The report also reveals that a net 8 per cent of respondents in the UK have seen an increase in their business’ recruitment budget compared to last year.

These latest figures suggest that the hiring outlook for professional roles is more buoyant in the UK than in some other European countries, such as France, Spain and Italy.

In Italy, only a net 1 per cent of businesses expect to see an increase in hiring volume in 2013, with a net 19 per cent of HR decision makers reporting that the hiring budgets in their organisation have decreased compared to last year.