Revealed: The industries that are most confident about hiring new employees amid COVID-19
A new report by Nexus Global reveals the industries that are most confident about employing staff members during this turbulent time. The data reveals that science and pharmaceuticals is currently the most confident industry for hiring new employees amid COVID-19, and travel, leisure and sport are the least confident industries.
The current pandemic has thrown drastic obstacles in the way for UK businesses. Due to the shock to the economy businesses we’re forced to temporarily close. This has resulted in a growing number of companies starting to cut thousands of jobs and trade unions and business groups have warned that unemployment is going to surge as the government winds down the furlough scheme.
Due to the harsh nature this entails for those seeking a job a new, ‘Business Confidence Report’ by Nexus Global reveals the industries that are most confident about taking on new recruits. Science and pharmaceuticals is the most confident industry about hiring new employees in the current turbulent climate. However leisure and sport is the least confident about hiring new employees, scoring just 1 out of 10 in the survey.
Nexus Global surveyed senior managers in businesses across the UK to determine how confident they feel at present regarding the current economic climate. To determine the figures, respondents were asked (on a scale of 1-10) how confident they feel at present regarding the different aspects such as how confident do they feel about the overall health of their business, investing, business growth, launching new products and services to name a few. In regards to how confident businesses in different sectors feel about hiring new employees, see below:
UK businesses are the most confident about the overall health of their business, whereas they are least confident in the overall health of the country’s economy, which is unsurprising, given the circumstances we’re currently facing.
Of all the sectors surveyed, law has come out on top as the most confident. The science and pharmaceuticals industry came a close second. In contrast, those hardest hit by COVID-19 were revealed as least confident, with leisure and sport scoring, followed by creative arts and design, and travel.