A recent study done by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation shows promising statistics that indicate a brighter future ahead for job-seeking youths.
According to the survey, hiring employers rank a person’s attitude above all else – including experience and qualifications. 600 companies were surveyed, ranging across all industries and sizes, as well as including public, private, and non-profit sectors. 47% of those companies said that ‘Attitude’ was the most important factor when hiring a new employee.
Employment prospects for young people are looking up, as 64% of employers said that within the last year they have hired at least one person under the age of 25. And it doesn’t stop there – 79% of employers also stated that they are looking to increase their permanent staff within the next 12 months.
With companies looking to expand their staff numbers, and making an effort to hire younger individuals, REC CEO Kevin Green states, “It is the best time in 6 years to be a young person coming into the jobs market. Employer hiring intentions are high and more employers are reaching capacity with their existing workforce and will have to take on new staff.”
MaryEllen Fenton | Strike-Jobs.co.uk Journalist