Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsMon, 08 Aug 2022 23:52:43 BST 54% of small businesses said they expect to grow over the next 12 months, survey reveals 54% of small businesses said they expect to grow over the next 12 months: A couple of recent surveys into the projected growth of SMEs, and the obstacles that they face, has revealed that just over half of small businesses expect to see a growth in their company over the next year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/54percent-of-small-businesses-said-they-expect-to-grow-over-the-next-12-months-survey-reveals-05061 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/54percent-of-small-businesses-said-they-expect-to-grow-over-the-next-12-months-survey-reveals-05061 Around three-quarters of job-hunters have ghosted an employer in the last 18 months, finds survey Around three-quarters of job-hunters have ghosted an employer in the last 18 months: A survey of people who have been searching for employment in the last 18 months has found that 76% have 'ghosted' a current or prospective employer, with the research also finding that the Covid-19 pandemic has made it more likely that job-hunters would engage in ghosting. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Around-three-quarters-of-job-hunters-have-ghosted-an-employer-in-the-last-18-months-finds-survey-05051 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Around-three-quarters-of-job-hunters-have-ghosted-an-employer-in-the-last-18-months-finds-survey-05051 Survey reveals nearly half of senior decision makers at UK companies have felt regret after hiring new staff in haste Survey reveals nearly half of senior decision makers at UK companies have felt regret after hiring new staff in haste: A survey of senior decision makers at UK businesses has revealed that almost half have a hired a member of staff that they later came to regret in the last year, with smaller companies being impacted to a greater degree. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-nearly-half-of-senior-decision-makers-at-UK-companies-have-felt-regret-after-hiring-new-staff-in-haste-05102 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-nearly-half-of-senior-decision-makers-at-UK-companies-have-felt-regret-after-hiring-new-staff-in-haste-05102 Over four in 10 UK workers would like to start their own business, survey reveals Over four in 10 UK workers would like to start their own business: A survey has uncovered that 42% of Brits (around 13.5 million workers) dream of creating their own business. Furthermore, three-quarters said their plans to create a new start-up have been accelerated due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The study, by Quickbooks, polled 14,000 people from the UK (3,500), the U.S. (8,000) and Canada (2,500) in November 2021. In the UK, London was found to be the region with the most aspiring entrepreneurs, with 64% of survey respondents living in the Capital saying they want to start their own company. This was followed by Northern Ireland (51%) and the North West (48%). When asked why they want to start their own company, 84% said that they believe small businesses are critical to maintaining and growing the UK economy. Many respondents also shared that they will try to use smaller companies, with 62% saying they will continue to support their local businesses even if inflation means they will need to reduce their spending. Furthermore, half of Brits, Americans and Canadians are planning to spend more at smaller businesses in 2022, the survey found. More than six in 10 (63%) UK respondents reported that they would use their savings to fund their new company, with a further 31% saying they would seek extra funding once their business was established. In addition to 42% of British workers overall wanting to start their own business, the research found that half of all respondents polled globally had the same plan, with one in 10 planning on carrying out their plan in 2022. Viktoria Ruubel, director of Product Europe at Intuit Quickbooks UK, said: "It's refreshing to see that despite continued uncertainty from Covid-19, small businesses continue to be an increasingly important lifeline to our economy. It can often be hard to know where to begin for new entrepreneurs, yet this research found that businesses born out of this period of uncertainty have much of the knowledge they need already." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-four-in-10-UK-workers-would-like-to-start-their-own-business-survey-reveals-05048 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-four-in-10-UK-workers-would-like-to-start-their-own-business-survey-reveals-05048 A third of SMEs have debt levels of more than 10 times their cash balances, finds poll A third of SMEs have debt levels of more than 10 times their cash balances: A survey of SME companies in the UK has revealed that 33% are in a position where their company debt is more than 10 times their cash balances, an increase of 19 percentage points since before the pandemic (14%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-SMEs-have-debt-levels-of-more-than-10-times-their-cash-balances-finds-poll-05050 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-SMEs-have-debt-levels-of-more-than-10-times-their-cash-balances-finds-poll-05050 45% of employees have no plans to leave their job in 2022, finds survey 45% of employees have no plans to leave their job in 2022, finds survey: Dubbed 'The Great Resignation' in the US, where many workers have left their jobs in search of pastures new due to Covid-19, a UK survey has cast doubt on whether people here believe that such a phenomenon is taking place. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/45percent-of-employees-have-no-plans-to-leave-their-job-in-2022-finds-survey-05020 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/45percent-of-employees-have-no-plans-to-leave-their-job-in-2022-finds-survey-05020 Two-thirds of UK and Irish office workers are reluctant to return to the office, finds survey Two-thirds of UK and Irish office workers are reluctant to return to the office: Research has revealed that despite many businesses now desiring their employees to return to the office after a period of time at home due to Covid-19, 67% of workers polled in the UK and Ireland are reluctant to make the switch. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-UK-and-Irish-office-workers-are-reluctant-to-return-to-the-office-finds-survey-04980 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-UK-and-Irish-office-workers-are-reluctant-to-return-to-the-office-finds-survey-04980 56% of global chief executives admit their supply chain has been under increased stress since the start of the pandemic, reveals survey 56% of global chief executives admit their supply chain has been under increased stress since the start of the pandemic: A survey has found that over half of chief executives globally (and 59% of bosses in the UK) have said their supply chain is struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic; making it one of the biggest risks to growth worldwide. The survey by KPMG of around 1,300 chief executives globally, including 150 British bosses found that supply chain pressure is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses; alongside cyber security and climate issues. Furthermore, 35% of UK bosses have stated their plans to invest over 10% of their revenue towards environmental sustainability measures. Many people are of the opinion that the issues surrounding supply chains were caused because of a lack of lorry drivers, Brexit and the pandemic. In order to combat the impact of supply chain crisis, just under one in five (19%) of bosses globally have stated their plans to onshore more of their supply chains. Furthermore, 16% of UK bosses said they are aiming to increase British supply over the next three years. The study also revealed 37% of companies are putting in place a hybrid working model, meaning staff will work remotely two or three days a week; with just over half (51%) investing in a shared office space ' up from 14% in February 2021. Nearly a third (30%) of chief executives globally said they will diversify their sources of input by adding new locations, in order to make their supply chains stronger. Furthermore, 87% stated they felt they were ready to make an investment over the next three years. Jon Holt, chief executive of KPMG in the UK, said: "It's encouraging to see CEOs thinking about growth and investment for the future with renewed confidence and optimism. CEOs have had to pivot their business strategies to face into many uncertainties brought by the pandemic, and now they are looking to move their plans from resilience to expansion.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/56percent-of-global-chief-executives-admit-their-supply-chain-has-been-under-increased-stress-since-the-start-of-the-pandemic-reveals-survey-04949 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/56percent-of-global-chief-executives-admit-their-supply-chain-has-been-under-increased-stress-since-the-start-of-the-pandemic-reveals-survey-04949 Business confidence has increased to 36%; highest figure since 2017, reveals survey Business confidence has increased to 36%; highest figure since 2017: A recent survey by Lloyds Bank of 1,200 businesses at the start of August has found that business confidence, in the UK, has risen by 6% to 36% - the highest recorded figure since April 2017. Likewise, economic optimism rose by 6%, as well, to 38%. When asked about wages, a third of businesses stated they expect a pay rise of at least 2%, with nearly half of companies expecting to charge higher prices in the coming months. Furthermore, 17% of employees are anticipating a wage increase of at least 3%. The increase, of 12% from when the question was last asked, is the highest since it was first asked in 2018. The study also found a disparity in business confidence between different locations of the UK, with the North East showing the most confidence in their business (46%) - an increase of 6% since the previous survey. Just behind the North East, London was also found to have a lot of business confidence, with 41% of businesses in the capital stating their trust in their company ' a rise of 4%. On the other hand, three regions in the UK had a decrease in confidence since the last survey: the West Midlands dopped to 27%, Yorkshire and the Humber decreased to 26% with just 28% of the East Midlands stating their confidence. Gareth Oakley, managing director for Business Banking at Lloyds Bank, said: 'With further boosts to confidence in the services, manufacturing and construction sectors we can be hopeful that demand across all sectors will drive consumption throughout the rest of the year.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Business-confidence-has-increased-to-36percent-highest-figure-since-2017-reveals-survey-04947 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Business-confidence-has-increased-to-36percent-highest-figure-since-2017-reveals-survey-04947 Over 50% of employed 18-25-year-olds are considering handing in their notice, reveals survey Over 50% of employed 18-25-year-olds are considering handing in their notice: A survey of workers in 31 countries, has revealed that over half the 18-to 25-year-olds polled are considering quitting their job, with 38% of employees in the UK and Ireland planning on handing in their notice within the next year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-50percent-of-employed-18-25-year-olds-are-considering-handing-in-their-notice-reveals-survey-04890 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-50percent-of-employed-18-25-year-olds-are-considering-handing-in-their-notice-reveals-survey-04890 Seven out of 10 companies believe that negative social media is the most damaging content for their business reputation Seven out of 10 companies believe that negative social media is the most damaging content for their business reputation: A survey of UK business owners or managers has highlighted the impact that online reviews and social media can have on business reputation, with 71% of those who have been affected by negative content online reporting that negative social media is the most damaging. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-out-of-10-companies-believe-that-negative-social-media-is-the-most-damaging-content-for-their-business-reputation-04873 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-out-of-10-companies-believe-that-negative-social-media-is-the-most-damaging-content-for-their-business-reputation-04873 Survey reveals what workers are dreading most about office return, with commute on top Survey reveals what workers are dreading most about office return, with commute on top: A survey of UK adults has revealed the top most dreaded aspects of returning to work at an office, with 40% saying that the commute is their greatest concern. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-workers-are-dreading-most-about-office-return-with-commute-on-top-04876 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-workers-are-dreading-most-about-office-return-with-commute-on-top-04876 Two-thirds of managers concerned about employee wellbeing following return to office, reveals poll Two-thirds of managers concerned about employee wellbeing following return to office: Nearly two-thirds of managers polled in a survey looking at mental health and employee wellbeing are concerned about the impact that returning to the office after working at home due to Covid-19, will have on staff. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-managers-concerned-about-employee-wellbeing-following-return-to-office-reveals-poll-04860 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-managers-concerned-about-employee-wellbeing-following-return-to-office-reveals-poll-04860 Survey reveals greatest challenges faced by SMEs due to Covid-19 Survey reveals greatest challenges faced by SMEs due to Covid-19: A survey of SMEs has highlighted the main challenges faced by a range of different sectors in 2020, as well as the predicted challenges for the year ahead. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-greatest-challenges-faced-by-SMEs-due-to-Covid-19-04803 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-greatest-challenges-faced-by-SMEs-due-to-Covid-19-04803 5% of SME companies could shut their doors for good this year, according to FSB poll 5% of SME companies could shut their doors for good this year: A survey conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses has revealed the ongoing struggle faced by small firms as a result of Covid-19 and warns that more than 250,000 small businesses are at risk of collapse if they go any longer without financial support from the government. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/5percent-of-SME-companies-could-shut-their-doors-for-good-this-year-according-to-FSB-poll-04804 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/5percent-of-SME-companies-could-shut-their-doors-for-good-this-year-according-to-FSB-poll-04804 7 out of 10 of SMEs are feeling more optimistic about 2021 due to Covid-19 vaccine, reveals survey 7 out of 10 of SMEs are feeling more optimistic about 2021 due to Covid-19 vaccine: A survey of SME business owners has revealed that seven out of 10 are feeling more confident about their business going forward in 2021, due to the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/7-out-of-10-of-SMEs-are-feeling-more-optimistic-about-2021-due-to-Covid-19-vaccine-reveals-survey-04778 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/7-out-of-10-of-SMEs-are-feeling-more-optimistic-about-2021-due-to-Covid-19-vaccine-reveals-survey-04778 82% of UK business decision makers are planning transformation projects in the next 12 months, reveals survey 82% of UK business decision makers are planning transformation projects in the next 12 months: A survey of C-suite decision makers at some the UK's largest companies has found that the majority are planning transformation projects over the coming year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/82percent-of-UK-business-decision-makers-are-planning-transformation-projects-in-the-next-12-months-reveals-survey-04767 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/82percent-of-UK-business-decision-makers-are-planning-transformation-projects-in-the-next-12-months-reveals-survey-04767 A third of SME leaders concerned that they will be out of business within 12 months, reveals survey A third of SME leaders concerned that they will be out of business within 12 months: A survey of SME leaders has found that just over a third (35%) believe they will struggle to continue running their business beyond 12 months, due to the impact of Covid-19. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-SME-leaders-concerned-that-they-will-be-out-of-business-within-12-months-reveals-survey-04743 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-SME-leaders-concerned-that-they-will-be-out-of-business-within-12-months-reveals-survey-04743 6 in 10 SMEs fear they will not be paid due to customer insolvency as a result of Covid-19, reveals survey 6 in 10 SMEs fear they will not be paid due to customer insolvency as a result of Covid-19: A survey of SME business owners has found that 60% believe they will face a shortfall in monies owed to them due to customer insolvencies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/6-in-10-SMEs-fear-they-will-not-be-paid-due-to-customer-insolvency-as-a-result-of-Covid-19-reveals-survey-04724 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/6-in-10-SMEs-fear-they-will-not-be-paid-due-to-customer-insolvency-as-a-result-of-Covid-19-reveals-survey-04724 90% of European employers have brought in measures to support mental health, finds survey 90% of European employers have brought in measures to support mental health: A survey has found that nine out of 10 employers have introduced measures to support staff with mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/90percent-of-European-employers-have-brought-in-measures-to-support-mental-health-finds-survey-04722 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/90percent-of-European-employers-have-brought-in-measures-to-support-mental-health-finds-survey-04722