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UK hiring intentions hit record high

With UK business output at a seven month high, firms have stated that their hiring intentions are also at record high levels.

The respected Accountant and business advisor BDO stated that their Optimism Index; which measures UK business output based on how companies expect to perform over the next six months; increased to 100.05 in March, up from 99.78 in February. It said that the rise went against the average long-term trend of 100 for any given month, and is the highest reading since August 2017.

The BDO said that this represents the highest ever projection that it has made for employment in the UK, and that it confidently expects to see a rising upward trend as businesses continue to invest in people. Peter Hemington, partner at BDO, said:

“The performance of both the manufacturing and services sectors is encouraging for the health of the UK economy, and the data suggests there will be an improvement in GDP growth over the next few months. Businesses are retaining a positive outlook…but the recovery remains patchy and febrile with Brexit looming.”

With the employment landscape currently looking positive, your mind might naturally turn towards recruitment and talent management – but do you have the right system’s in place to support higher levels of business and employee growth?

That’s where our solutions, IRIS Cascade and IRIS HR Professional, come in! Whether you’re a startup looking for an easy to use solution to manage your recruitment process, or an enterprise organisation in need of a greater depth of recruitment functionality, we have a solution that can be tailored to fit your organisation:

IRIS HR Professional offers a great recruitment solution for companies with up to 100 employees. Used alongside a functionality-rich HR system, the Recruitment Module can manage your hiring process from end to end, making advertising and filling multiple vacancies easy and cost-effective. As the module is fully integrated into the wider IRIS HR Professional system, the details of your successful candidates will be automatically updated within the HR system.

IRIS Cascade offers a proven HR solution for enterprise organisations with 10 – 10,000 employees. Our recruitment products can provide a powerful hiring solution, whether used as a stand-alone ‘back office’ or combined with our Online Recruitment Module. Cascade’s recruitment software delivers a comprehensive and powerful solution, designed to reduce administration and ensure that best practice is followed, whilst maximising your opportunity to recruit the best staff available to you.

For organisations with more frequent or complex recruitment needs, we also offer a Recruitment+ module. Providing added functionality and peace of mind, this module will support the recruitment process from advertisement through to placement and onboarding.

No matter what your requirements, if you’re considering a new recruitment strategy in light of the current positive outlook, we are confident that we will be able to provide the right solution to suit you and your business.

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