NEARLY HALF OF AUTOMOTIVE AND MOTORCYCLE EMPLOYERS EXPECT THEIR WORKFORCE TO GROW OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS
April 13 2010.


Throughout the first three months of 2010, Motorecruit engaged with companies across the UK's automotive and motorcycle market places to discover employers' thoughts and feelings on employment now and over the next 12 months.

Contributors were varied, including senior figures from within vehicle manufacturing, motorcycle dealers, car dealers, as well as OEM and aftermarket components manufacturers.

Key points of the Report include:
- Over the past 3 months over 85% of employers have avoided making redundancies

- Over 55% of business report that economic changes over the past 3 months have had no negative impact upon their business

-Management skills are in very low demand

Darren Legg, Motorecruit's Managing Director and a member of the REC's Institute of Recruitment Professionals says,
"The outcome of the report seems to indicate that the majority of employers have been able to avoid redundancies by both working with their workforce, reducing hours and freezing headcount.

"The great news is that increased employer confidence confirms that we seem to be out of the worst of the downturn, and that employers within our sector are beginning to look ahead more positively. Very interestingly the skills in most demand show an importance placed on technical knowledge which illustrates the continued importance aftersales and service functions have within dealerships."

Motorecruit is a specialist Recruitment Consultancy working with the UK's motorcycle and automotive sectors. For your copy of the report email info@motorecruit.co.uk  

The full report is also available at www.motorecruit.co.uk  

The Q2 questionnaire is online now and available for employer's input at 
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