Growth in Contract and Temporary Workers in 2016

11 January by Miriam Heale


ALLEN & YORK have expanded their Contractor teams to meet an increased demand from our clients for more contract and temporary staff.

This resonates with a new report from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) which states that professional recruitment firms have seen a 9% annual increase in temporary placements for 2015 and a 4% increase in permanent placements 

This is in line with the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which reveals that overall employment levels increased by over half a million year on year. 

The growth in demand for a professional flexible workforce is underlined by PWC’s latest Future of Work Report which revealed that almost half of HR professionals expect at least 20% of their workforce to be made up of contractors or temporary workers by 2020, with almost a third saying that talent management strategies are being built around the growth of portfolio careers.

Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo comments:

“The UK’s reliance on the flexible workforce shows no sign of abating and it is clear that UK economic growth and global competitiveness depends on the continued flexibility of its labour market. The professional recruitment sector is an increasingly vital element of that flexible market as demand for talent intensifies."

If you are looking to grow you Contractor teams, contact ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986