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Business caution breeds 'flexible workforce'

27 January 2010

Many businesses are using temporary and interim appointments to remain flexible as the economic recovery gathers pace.

This is according to Tony Hadley, director of external affairs at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), who said that many British organisations remain relatively cautious about their growth prospects this year.

"A lot of people understand that things are still fragile and perhaps a lot of the new jobs created will be flexible jobs," he commented.

Mr Hadley also said that the expected spending cuts in the public sector will have an impact on the recruitment market, but called on public employers to continue making appointments.

"We don't want it to be a kneejerk reaction … Everyone's trying to maintain a balance between making cuts and delivery of services," he added.

Earlier this month, the REC identified the interim management sector as one of its main focus areas for 2010, alongside healthcare, technology, construction and financial services.

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