ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey

Employment outlook at historic high. Swiss employers also in favour of Covid 19 vaccine requirements

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The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is carried out each quarter to look at companies' intentions with regard to increasing or decreasing their staffing levels in the next quarter. Launched more than 60 years ago in the United States and conducted in 44 countries and territories, this survey represents one of the most recognized employment surveys in the world.

It is composed in a manner that is representative of each national economy and is based on a single question posed to all the employers participating in the study: "How do you see your company's total employment changing during the next quarter, compared with the current quarter?" In Switzerland, the national survey is conducted by Right Management Consultants, who interview over 750 employers.


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1st Quarter 2023

Hiring intentions for the 1st quarter 2022

42 %

plan to hire

37 %

plan to keep workforce level steady

9 %

are unsure about hiring plans

12 %

plan to let staff go

Q1 2022 Swiss ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey results

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