"As big business set out their strategies for the coming year, they will need to start making key decisions on hiring and investment."
"Companies have no choice but to hold back on hiring new talent and this isn’t unusual at this time of year."
"The promise of higher pay is driving applications up."
Hiring plans improve by six percentage points when compared with the previous quarter and with this time one year ago.
"With so many firms at or close to full capacity, it’s no surprise that employers want to invest in their workforces."
"Until there is some certainty around Brexit and now the election, employers continue to stall on creating vacancies and making permanent hires."
"It gives me the platform to bang the drum for disabled people who are looking for great jobs."