Oxfordshire Business Barometer – issue 22 [October 2016]

The Oxfordshire Business Barometer is a quarterly survey designed to provide an insight into what it’s like to do business in the county, showcase best practice and highlight some of the challenges. It is run by Royds Withy King in partnership with Allen Associates.

Through our collaboration with the Oxford Times, we are able to provide insight and commentary based on interviews with directors and managers in a 4 page report published quarterly in ‘In Business’ magazine and online.

A wide range of Oxfordshire businesses take part in our short, confidential surveys which are emailed out every quarter. Businesses which expressly consent to publicity will also have the opportunity to provide free editorial within the reports.

We would welcome your involvement. If you are based in Oxfordshire and would like to receive our quarterly survey and associated benefits, please email your name, business name and contact details to barometer@roydswithyking.com

To find out more, please read our other quarterly Barometer reports or join our LinkedIn group entitled Oxfordshire Business Barometer.

In this feature:

Recruitment as usual despite Brexit

Most Oxfordshire employers said their recruitment plans have been unaffected by the Brexit vote but uncertainty around potential restrictions on the free movement of workers is likely to cause hiring difficulties in future.

Tackling Oxfordshire’s staffing issues

Half the employers surveyed said growth was driving their recruitment with 56 per cent reporting more job vacancies and 52 per cent taking on more permanent staff.

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