This Working Life

This Working Life: Businesses to look more strategically at hiring plans

There is still plenty of demand for skilled talent, but hiring volume is set to decrease as employers tighten their belts

Smaller companies will be hiring in greater strength than ever before, which highlights the increasing prominence of start-up companies in Ireland. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

John Galvin is managing director of ManpowerGroup Ireland

Irish employers have lower quarterly hiring intentions for quarter four of 2022, as confidence drops mainly due to inflationary and macro-economic concerns. Employers of all sizes plan to slow their hiring plans, according to the latest ManpowerGroup employment outlook survey.

According to the survey, the net employment outlook (NEO) is now at +28 per cent, a decline of 12 percentage points on the previous quarter, and a ...