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This biennial survey provides a picture of employer perspectives of, and experiences in, the recruitment and skills landscape.

The survey is based on 18,000 telephone interviews with UK employers across all sectors and sizes. It collects employer views on methods of recruitment, skills initiatives and training currently on offer in the UK, and decisions to use them, or not.

The information is used to inform national, regional and sector decisions about where and how to invest in the skills system to ensure it can meet the needs of businesses.

Fieldwork has now begun on the 2016 Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS16)

Research for the survey is being carried out between May and August 2016 by IFF Research on behalf of:

  • Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • Welsh Government
  • Scottish Government
  • Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland (DELNI)

The success of the survey is dependent on the willingness of employers to take part. If selected, employers can choose a time that suits them to be interviewed. If you are a participant, you can find more information from the IFF Research website.

If you have any questions you can Email:


Datasets and interactive tools


James Carey

Telephone: 0300 025 3811

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau a gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls and correspondence in Welsh.


Telephone: 0300 025 8099

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.