Manpower Employment Outlook Survey – Q3/2014
10 June 2014
- ManpowerGroup’s confidence index decreases slightly in comparison with the previous quarter (decrease of 3 percentage points) and stands negative at -1, indicating that payroll changes in companies are expected to be at a standstill.
- Employers in Flanders (-4) report their weakest hiring intentions since the survey began in Q3 2003. Flat hiring activity is expected in Wallonia (0) whilst some hiring opportunities are anticipated in Brussels (+3).
- Employment Outlooks are positive in only three out of 10 industry sectors surveyed.
- Overall, the forecasts are generally softer across the globe when compared to Q2 2014. Outlooks decline in 24 of 42 countries and territories globally and in 11 of 22 countries in Europe.