Employment in the UK [INFOGRAPHIC]

Recent research has highlighted that employment in the UK continues to be driven by small and medium enterprises (SME’S).

Stephens Scown Solicitors have researched and discovered emerging trends relating to employment in the UK; their findings show:

  • 4.8 Million business in the UK private sector
  • 29.6 Million people employed, 23.9 Million Employees
  • 99.2% of UK businesses have less than 50 employees.
  • 67% of businesses plan to hire.
  • 72% of businesses cite lack of specialist skills as main recruitment difficulty.
  • 42% of employees say they are under excessive pressure at least once or twice a week.

They have put together a creative infographic to showcase their findings:


About Jacco Valkenburg

Jacco Valkenburg is an international recruitment expert, trainer and author (5 books). He has more than 20 years experience in global recruitment strategies and execution spanning numerous countries for leading companies. As founder of Recruiter University and Recruit2 he provides companies with recruitment training and consultancy. His mission is helping companies ‘from good to great staffing’.

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