Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-40 :
Survey 40 seeks your views and experiences on a number of issues including current talk of recession, recruitment issues, and questions on the turnover of computer and telecoms equipment.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1When recruiting, to what extent do you now find yourself appointing graduates to posts that previously would have attracted GCSE or A level applicants?
Q2Given the increased number of university entrants, to what extent is there a shortage of school leavers as applicants for vacancies?
Q3"Students educated up to GCSE level are well equipped with key skills such as written communication and numeracy."
Q4During the next 3 to 6 months, I expect the number of vacancies in my business to:
Q5Businesses within a particular industry often have a more accurate view of changing conditions than outside commentators. How do you expect conditions, in your sector of the economy, to change?
Q6How often do you expect to upgrade your computer hardware?
Q7How often do you expect to upgrade your mobile phones?
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) When recruiting, to what extent do you now find yourself appointing graduates to posts that previously would have attracted GCSE or A level applicants?
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
1. Highly2.8%
27%
311.2%
414%
5. Not at all65%

(2) Given the increased number of university entrants, to what extent is there a shortage of school leavers as applicants for vacancies?
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
1. Highly3.5%
215.4%
327.3%
418.2%
5. Not at all35.7%

(3) "Students educated up to GCSE level are well equipped with key skills such as written communication and numeracy."
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
1. Strongly agree2.1%
25.6%
333.6%
435.7%
5. Strongly disagree23.1%

(4) During the next 3 to 6 months, I expect the number of vacancies in my business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
1. Rise10.5%
222.4%
3. Remain the same52.4%
45.6%
5. Fall9.1%

(5) Businesses within a particular industry often have a more accurate view of changing conditions than outside commentators. How do you expect conditions, in your sector of the economy, to change?
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
1. Grow significantly3.5%
2. Grow somewhat18.2%
3. Remain stable34.3%
4. Decline somewhat35%
5. Decline significantly9.1%

(6) How often do you expect to upgrade your computer hardware?
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
1. Half yearly2.1%
2. Yearly14%
3. Every 2 years23.1%
4. Two to four years44.1%
5. Four years or more16.8%

(7) How often do you expect to upgrade your mobile phones?
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
1. Half yearly 0.0%
2. Yearly18.2%
3. Every 2 years38.5%
4. Two to four years28.7%
5. Four years or more14.7%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
1 Highly14%
222.4%
325.2%
424.5%
5 Not at all14%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
1 Highly12.6%
225.2%
318.9%
418.9%
5 Not at all24.5%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
1 Highly17.5%
221%
328%
423.1%
5 Not at all10.5%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)9.8%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)32.2%
Remained static37.8%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)14%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)6.3%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 143
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)11.9%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)33.6%
Remain static32.2%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)17.5%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)4.9%