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Further marked rise in recruitment

 Key points market indicators : Steep increases in permanent placements Severe staff shortages leads to quickest rise in starting salaries for three years Staff vacancies expand at the quickest pace since last November Despite growth in demand for staff this month, there has been another drop in staff availability. There has been a rise in client recruitment indicating that employers are feeling confident in making hiring decisions but a…

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May news …Rise in Vacancies…Drop in candidate availability.

Key Points: Continued rise in permanent placements; Growth of demand for staff picks up for the first time in nine months; Steeper decline in candidate availability triggers greater rises in pay. Permanent placements… There has been an increase in permanent placements but the rate of expansion in April was the softest witnessed in 2018. The growth of placements was underpinned by a further substantial rise in demand for staff…

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Latest market news: High demand for staff but low candidate Availability

 Key points from the March Survey: Permanent placements continue to rise; Growth of demand for staff remains high, but candidate availability drops lower; Starting salaries increase to greatest extent for five months. Growth in permanent placements… Although the rate of expansion has softened from February’s three-year record high, the growth in permanent placements remains sharp. Permanent placements vacancies continue to rise at a slightly faster pace than that for…

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Inflation Remains at a Record High Amid Candidate Shortages

Key Points from the February Survey: Softer rise in permanent placements High levels of candidate shortages amid high starting salaries Softer rise in staff vacancies Softer rise in permanent placements… The number of people placed in permanent jobs increased in February although at a slower rate than January’s recent high. The continued increase has  been attributed to a strong demand for staff and a greater willingness among candidates to…

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Is it legal to ask about mental health in job interviews?

Mental health can be a difficult subject for employers and candidates to bring up and discuss although it’s much more open now than ever before. Many organisations are afraid of legal repercussions if they ask too soon or fail to ask at all. Is it legal to ask employees about their mental health during a job interview? Generally, no, this would not be legal. Employers should make all efforts…

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Market update: Salary inflation hits 31 month record!

Key Points Strong rise in recruitment Starting salary inflation hits 31-month record alongside lack of candidate availability; Growth of demand for candidates declines slightly but still remains high. Sharp Increase in Permanent Placements Permanent placements have continued to rise each month for the past year-and-a-half. This growth has been linked to a greater demand for staff, although some panellists suggest that improved decision-making has also been a factor. Increase…

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Recruitment news Jan 2018 – Permanent recruitment continues to rise at an increasing pace

Key Points from the December Survey: Permanent placements continue to rise at an increasing pace; Pay inflation remains high alongside a further decrease in candidate availability; Demand for staff softens but remains historically strong. Permanent Placements Permanent staff placements have increased at the quickest pace since August. This has resulted in a higher number of people placed in permanent job roles for the seventeenth month running in December.  Key…

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Job Searches: Look at the Entire Package (Not Just the Salary!)

Job Searches: Look at the Entire Package (Not Just the Salary!) The start of a new year often coincides with a spike in job searches. In fact, more than half of the UK population will look for a new job in 2018. It can be tempting to focus solely on the offered salary. However, a wider perspective which takes into account the entire package being offered is advisable. Other…

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Permanent placements rise to greatest extent since August

Key Points from the November Survey: Permanent placements rise at a quicker pace; Availability of candidates continues to decline sharply; High demand for staff leads to further increases in pay; The unemployment rate remains low. Staff Appointments Rise Further… The growth in permanent placements has reached a three-month high across the UK. The rise has been attributed to an increased demand for staff and company expansion plans. The number…

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