Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-39 :
This month's Survey is looking at the impact on businesses of the holiday season and also enquires into two areas of recruitment - the ease of recruiting graduates and the significance of the age of recruits.


Question NumberQuestion
Q11. To what extent does the holiday season disrupt your business?
Q22. To what extent is your business constrained by problems of recruitment of or access to graduates?
Q33. To what extent is age of applicant an important factor in recruitment?
Q44. To what extent would you rather pay a higher wage/salary for an appropriately skilled worker than train up a cheaper new recruit from basics?
Q55. Do you consider applications from mature returners to the work force?
Q66. Do you offer as much training to mature returners as to younger recruits?
Q77. What percentage of your work force is younger than 25?
Q8To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
Q9To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
Q10To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
Q11Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
Q12Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:

(1) 1. To what extent does the holiday season disrupt your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
1. Highly22.7%
2. 26.5%
3. 23.5%
4. 13.6%
5. Not at all13.6%

(2) 2. To what extent is your business constrained by problems of recruitment of or access to graduates?
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
1. Highly5.3%
2. 12.9%
3. 15.9%
4. 24.2%
5. Not at all41.7%

(3) 3. To what extent is age of applicant an important factor in recruitment?
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
1. Highly3.8%
2. 9.8%
3. 26.5%
4. 31.1%
5. Not at all28.8%

(4) 4. To what extent would you rather pay a higher wage/salary for an appropriately skilled worker than train up a cheaper new recruit from basics?
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
1. Much prefer to recruit a skilled worker15.2%
2. 25%
3. No preference37.9%
4. 11.4%
5. Much prefer to train up from basics10.6%

(5) 5. Do you consider applications from mature returners to the work force?
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
1. Yes94.7%
2. No5.3%

(6) 6. Do you offer as much training to mature returners as to younger recruits?
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
1. Yes68.2%
2. No9.8%
3. Not applicable22%

(7) 7. What percentage of your work force is younger than 25?
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
1. 0%23.5%
2. 1% - 25%59.1%
3. 26% - 50%12.9%
4. 51% - 75%2.3%
5. 76% - 100%2.3%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
1 Highly11.4%
224.2%
327.3%
422%
5 Not at all15.2%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
1 Highly15.9%
221.2%
317.4%
423.5%
5 Not at all22%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
1 Highly26.5%
213.6%
333.3%
416.7%
5 Not at all9.8%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)12.1%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)25.8%
Remained static38.6%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)18.2%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)5.3%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 132
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)8.3%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)31.1%
Remain static49.2%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)7.6%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)3.8%