Global firms expect surge in staffing levels over next 12 months, report suggests
Almost half of global firms expect their workforces to expand significantly over the next year, recent research by from recruitment firm Michael Page has found.
The survey of more than 2,500 HR leaders from 65 different countries found that the UK and Ireland lead the way in demand for global talent, with 60 per cent of organisations expecting an increase in total workforce, and over half (54 per cent) of these respondents reportedly spending more than 10 per cent of their total budget on recruitment to meet these expectations.
Michael Page’s 2015 Global Insights HR Barometer suggests that the top business priorities for global firms are talent management (33 per cent), training and development (33 per cent) and talent acquisition and recruitment (32 per cent).
Rob Archer, regional director at Michael Page Human Resources, suggests that recruitment will become an even more pressing HR concern when the global economy picks up again.
“Strong hiring and recruitment expectations in many locations signal a new phase of economic growth and rebuild. However, the exponential growth and evolution in technology, means that the HR industry will be at the frontline of a talent war that is set to spread to other sectors,” he said.
The research also found that, tespite the increasing importance of HR, the majority (70 per cent) of organisations do not expect to change HR staffing levels within the next 12 months to reflect the increasing workforce size.
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