Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

Nearly nine out of ten Swiss employers expect to maintain their staffing levels through fourth quarter

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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 50 years ago in the United States and conducted in 42 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 2018

Swiss employers' hiring plans for the 4th quarter of 2017

4 %

plan to hire

89 %

plan to keep workforce level steady

2 %

are unsure about hiring plans

5 %

plan to let staff go

Q4 2017 Swiss Manpower Employment Outlook Survey results

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An archive of the current year plus two previous years of reports is provided below.


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Report 1st quarter 2016 Report 2nd quarter 2016 Report 3rd quarter 2016 Report 4th quarter 2016


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Report 1st quarter 2015 Report 2nd quarter 2015 Report 3rd quarter 2015 Report 4th quarter 2015



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Report 1st quarter 2014 Report 2nd quarter 2014 Report 3rd quarter 2014 Report 4th quarter 2014