Recruitment expected

THE trend of cautious private sector hiring is likely to persist for the next six months, according to the CBI and recruitment specialists Harvey Nash.

Their survey of 300 companies showed that 35 per cent expect their workforces to be larger in 12 months time and 15 per cent predict they will be smaller, giving a balance of +20 per cent. But almost six in ten employers identified a lack of aspiration and role models as obstacles to young people’s success.