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UKCES' Employer Perspectives Survey 2016 concludes fieldwork

UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has concluded fieldwork for the 2016 Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS16).


The EPS16 survey consists of 18,000 telephone interviews with UK employers across all sectors and sizes. The survey 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 these businesses.

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

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 here: EPS16: Information for Participants (PDF, 245KB, 1 page) .

If you have any questions you can email

Published 16 May 2016
Last updated 17 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Fieldwork has now concluded
  2. First published.