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Oxfordshire employers are cautious but still forging ahead - the results of our HR Hub poll in January 2024

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Employers and HR professionals from across Oxfordshire attended Allen Associates HR Hub to hear Jack Kennedy, a Senior Economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, discuss the UK labour market and share his thoughts on what the data is telling us about recruitment trends in 2024.

As part of these discussions, we asked everyone who attended the webinar to answer five poll questions to provide further insights into how Oxfordshire employers are feeling about the year ahead, their hiring intentions and attraction strategies.

The results of our poll are set out below:

Our HR poll results

1. Which of the following best describes the current mood within your organisation?
  • 34% Confident and optimistic about 2024
  • 48% Cautious but still forging ahead with our plans
  • 8% Cautious and putting lots of plans on hold
  • 10% Worried and tightening our belts
2. Do you intend to expand your workforce in 2024?
  • 58% Yes
  • 42% No
3. Do you publish salaries in your job adverts?
  • 53% Yes
  • 27% No
4. Do you still offer flexible working to new recruits?
  • 58% Yes
  • 5% No
  • 37% It depends on the role
5. Are you finding it difficult to source the right people for your job vacancies in Oxfordshire?
  • 65% Yes
  • 35% No
  • 37% It depends on the role

Join our HR Hubs

We are always on the look-out for guest speakers and new employers or members of the HR community in Oxford and Oxfordshire to welcome to Allen Associates HR Hubs.

To find out more about our webinar series and to register for future events, please visit our dedicated HR Hub page or contact Kate Allen, Executive Chair and Marketing Director for further details.

Useful links

For more employment data, market insights, legal updates and people-related content, please check out the following:

Indeed Hiring Lab: www.hiringlab.org/uk

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