Investing in people: CBI/Pertemps Employment Trends Survey 2021

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Read our annual barometer of jobs, salaries, competitiveness and employee relations.

22 Nov 2021, 2 min read

In partnership with Pertemps Network Group, our Employment Trends Survey tracks labour market trends and current recruitment challenges facing businesses like yours.

Following the biggest economic and health crisis in a century, this year’s survey shows that the UK’s jobs outlook is strengthening, with 50% of firms expecting to grow their workforce next year.

However, around three quarters (76%) of businesses say access to labour is threatening UK competitiveness – the highest proportion since 2016.

The results reflect the impact of labour