Slovenian employers report cautiously optimistic hiring plans for Q2 - Manpower


According to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2018, South African employers report encouraging signs for job seekers in quarter two of 2018.

Hiring prospects weaken in three of the four regions when compared with the previous quarter.

The local number outpaces both the first-quarter outlook and last year's second-quarter figures. "It is also a decrease of three percentage points compared with the Outlook report during the same time previous year, indicating a slow hiring period for the upcoming months".

According to the report, US employer hiring confidence is staying strong in Q2 2018 as one in five plan to grow their workforce in the three months ahead. Elsewhere, a steady increase in staffing levels is expected by restaurants and hotels sector employers, with an outlook of +12%, and by employers in two sectors with Outlooks of +11% - the manufacturing sector and the transport, storage and communication sector. The weakest hiring plans are reported in Mining, Government Information and Nondurable Goods Manufacturing.

Overall, the report finds that the favourable hiring climate observed in Q1 2018 expected to continue in Q2, with workforce gains anticipated in all seven industry sectors studied.

ManpowerGroup said the net hiring outlook of the engineering/construction sector and the retail/wholesale sector stood at 26 percent, ahead of the transportation/warehousing/communications sector's 21 percent and the leisure/food/hospitality sector's 17 percent.

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The survey of over 1,900 employers across Canada reveals that 20 per cent plan to increase their staffing levels in the second quarter of 2018, while three per cent anticipate cutbacks.

Outlooks of +10% and +9% are reported in the wholesale and retail trade sector, and the manufacturing sector, respectively, while services sector employers report an outlook of +8%. Similarly, employers in the Services sector report a decline of three percentage points compared to the same period in 2017. Based on seasonally adjusted data, employers in Hungary report the most optimistic hiring plans in the EMEA region. This is the best forecast recorded by the survey in at least nine years. Some upward momentum is detected in the year-over-year comparison with forecasts improving in 25 of 43 countries and territories, declining in 13, and remaining unchanged in five.

Globally, among the countries and territories featuring seasonally adjusted data, confidence is strongest in Taiwan, Japan, Hungary and the USA, while the weakest hiring prospects are reported in Italy, the Czech Republic and Switzerland, the survey said.

This survey is conducted quarterly with the goal of measuring employers' intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their work forces.

Twenty-three percent of the state's employers interviewed plan to hire workers, and 4 percent expect to reduce their payrolls.