‘Logistics Industry 2012 Recruitment survey findings’
In January / February 2012 www.logisticsjobshop.co.uk the premier webased Job board/Recruitment service to the Logistics Industry canvassed 1000 registered candidates seeking their opinions regarding a range employment trends.
In summary the survey highlighted the following
- 70% of respondents are currently employed
Recruitment in 2012
- 35% expected 2012 recruitment levels to the same as in 2011.
- 25% expected some recruitment in 2012 but at a lower level than in 2011.
- 24% expected no recruitment activity in 2012.
Pay Awards in 2012
- 20% expected pay awards in excess of inflation.
- 27% expected a pay award lower than inflation
- 27% anticipated no pay increase
- 67% of organisations have a Training Budget
- 18% of organisations have no Training Budget
Investing In People
- 43% of respondents considered Investing In People as very important
- 37% of respondents considered Investing In People as important
- 10% of respondents considered Investing In People as not important
Working Hours in 2012
- 24% of respondents expected their working hours to increase
- 72% of respondents expected their working hours to remain the same
- 4% of respondents expected their working hours to be reduced
Concern about Job Security in 2012
- 48% of respondents felt secure in their current role.
Likely to change Job in 2012
- 64% of candidates expect to change their job in 2012.
- 20% of respondents did not intend to change their job in 2012.
Most Frequent Method of Finding Last Position
- 26% of respondents were contacted by a Recruitment Agency
- 18% of respondents knew a person in the company
- 14% of respondents found their role through an On Line Job Board
Least Frequent Method of Finding Last New Role
- 1.9% respondents found last position through an Advert in Trade / Industry Magazine
- 1.9% of respondents found their last position through the Job Centre
- 0.9% of respondents found their last position through Social Media.
Candidates represented all age groups within the employment market from 18 to over 65, worked at all levels within the Industry from Warehouse Operative to Managing Director, and all sectors of the Logistics Industry from Express Courier to Ocean Freight.