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Businesses in the South West on recruitment drive

Now that the economy in Devon and the South West is firmly on a growth trajectory, our businesses are rapidly recruiting more staff, as well as investing heavily in IT, according to a recent survey run by KPMG.  http://www.kpmg.co.uk/email/06Jun14/OM016469A/PageTurner/index.html#1/z

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/South-West-firms-ramp-recruitment-lean-recession/story-21299720-detail/story.html

According to the survey 56% of business are planning on increasing the size of their workforce this year as well as highlighting the importance of allowing employees to achieve the optimum work-life balance, to ensure staff retention. This is crucial in Devon, where the outstanding lifestyle  on offer and thriving economy, makes for an amazing work-life balance.

In a recent Devon workforce skills survey, the overwhelming majority of  businesses said that they had no problem retaining staff , indicating that most firms in Devon have grasped the importance of allowing a work-life balance and are succeeding in this.