Happy New Year: Industries Recruiting

Happy New Year: Industries Recruiting

With just over 2 weeks to go until the New Year, one question everyone has been asking me recently is ‘Who is going to be recruiting in ?’

I have my own thoughts on this topic, but rather than give you my best estimates, I decided to find some studies on the subject, and one of the largest and most recognised comes from Manpower, and their 32 page Employment Outlook Survey.


I acknowledge that this is their information, and in the report (having surveyed over 2,100 employers) they found that in the first three months of 2011, 10% of the employers are looking to increase headcount, 10% are looking to decrease and 77% intend to keep staff numbers are they are currently.  By simple mathematics, this means 210 employers are going to be hiring more people at the start of the year – good news then.  By way of comparison, the Manpower survey for the first three months this year showed just 9% of employers were intending to increase headcount, with 10% making a reduction.  No big change overall for the two years then, which given the economic climate we are in, is no surprise.


UK employers who responded to the survey and expect to see an increase in staff numbers fall into the following industries, with Utilities standing out as the most encouraged about growth:


1.    Utilities

2.    Finance & Business Services

3.    Mining

4.    Transport & Communications

5.    Manufacturing


The report does not say how many jobs these five industry sectors are looking to recruit for, but the fact they are looking to hire in the next three months is good news nevertheless !


If you feel it is time to find work outside of the UK, the countries with the strongest likelihood of employing more people in the next three months according to the survey are India, China, Tiawan, Brazil, Turkey and Singapore.  On the flip side, it is best not to head for Greece, Czech Republic, Austria & Ireland as these countries are likely to be shedding workers.   The report does give a lot more detail for 39 countries in total, so if you want to find out further information on specific countries, you can read more on Page 18 of the report.


As we seem to follow the lead on most things that the US is up to, I was particularly keen to find out the same information about the United States.  For anyone interested in making comparisons to the US job market, I did read an article written by The Career Guide, and it seems the following industries are going to be the ones recruiting  in the US:


1.    Healthcare

2.    National Government

3.    Human Resources

4.    Manufacturing

5.    Energy

6.    Education


Best Wishes

Leslie Fearn


Leslie has over 15 years Recruitment experience helping blue-chip corporates to SME businesses recruit for their Finance teams.  As one of the founding Directors of McGinnis Loy, a Specialist HR and Finance Recruiter across the Thames Valley and London, he is still actively recruiting in the marketplace today.  Follow his helpful tweets on Twitter: @McGinnisloy


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1 Comment

  • Happy new year! Lest hope 2011 is a good one. I plan to enjoy myself a bit more having worked my ass off in 2010.