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    71% of employers expect
    their organisation’s output to
    increase in the next 12 months

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    Over half of workers are
    optimistic about the wider
    economic climate

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    Nearly three quarters rate
    their organisation as diverse

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    58% of staff expect
    to be in the office
    more in the future

  • Are businesses planning to hire
    new staff in the next 12 months?

    Positively, almost three quarters (71%) of employers expect their organisation’s output to increase in the next 12 months. This optimism is reflected in their hiring strategies, with 96% saying they are planning to actively recruit in the next 12 months.

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  • How do businesses feel about the economic climate?

    Over half (54%) of employers are optimistic about the economic climate. Whilst this may not seem very high on the surface – 41% are uncertain and just 5% feel negative.

  • How do employees feel?


    Whilst Accountancy & Finance businesses are on the whole optimistic, employees do not necessarily share this positive outlook for the future. Our data shows that four in ten (42%) employees have considered changing careers in the last 12 months, which is 31% higher than the Professional Services average.

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  • 62% of employees are planning to change jobs in the next 12 months. This could be due to a perceived lack of career progression, with a third stating they don’t feel there is scope for development with their current employer.


    A lack of clarity around pay has been highlighted as an issue for employees. Less than four in ten Accountancy & Finance professionals believe their organisation is consistently transparent about pay. Businesses need to be mindful that a lack of salary transparency could potentially lead to distrust and disengagement.


    Our data didn’t show a clear reason as to why there is such a large discrepancy between employers’ and employees’ views. There are likely other factors at play, which we recommend companies investigate.

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