COVID-19 pandemic leads to record fall in hiring activity in April

Permanent placements decline at record rates Renewed falls in both starting salaries and temp pay Demand for staff deteriorates at fastest rate in series history Permanent staff appointments fall at record pace The number of people placed into permanent job roles in the South of England fell for the second month running in April. Furthermore, the rate of decline gathered pace since March and was the most severe in…

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Job Market December 2019..  KEY FINDINGS

Permanent placements continue to fall   Permanent vacancy growth stuck at decade-low   Softer increases in starting pay   Permanent placements decline at quickest rate since June The seasonally adjusted Permanent Placements Index signalled a ninth successive monthly drop in permanent staff appointments across the South of England in November. There were numerous reports that employers were holding off or cancelling hiring plans due to political and economic uncertainty….

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Recruitment Still Strong despite Brexit…

Despite the uncertainty around Brexit, companies are still recruiting. It’s very much a candidates market at the moment and demand for workers is driving a sharp increase in starting salaries. It’s been getting harder and harder for firms to find good staff and with UK immigration policy likely to tighten, this trend isn’t going to get any easier. Concerns about a no deal Brexit are putting a handbrake on…

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Market Commentary Nov 18 – Demand still high

Steeper increases in permanent placements Starting salary inflation close to September’s recent high Steeper decline in candidate supply Commentary  “firms continue to hire new staff at near record rates. With the jobs market so heated, businesses across the country, of all types, are struggling to find work ready staff. Some clients tell us they are seeing the worst period of staff availability for many a year. A four-decade low…

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 Early Autumn market update: Starting salaries rise at fastest rate since April 2015, as candidate availability drops further..

Starting salaries rise sharply amid steep reduction in candidate supply Permanent placements expand at slightly weaker pace Vacancy growth softens to near two-year low, but remains strong Companies generally are struggling to find the people they need to drive growth and opportunity.  Permanent placements growth softens… Permanent staff recruitment continued to rise at the end of the third quarter, albeit at a softer pace. Nonetheless, growth remained sharp… …as…

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August news….Permanent placements rise at slower pace

Key market points: Permanent placement growth softens to nine-month low… Staff vacancies expand at quickest rate since last November Decline in candidate availability eases, but remains historically sharp Commentary The rise in interest rates for only the second time in a decade may leave some people feeling the pinch. But a new job is one way people can ease the burden on their finances. With our data showing starting…

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June / July recruitment news….Candidate shortages remains sharp!

Candidate shortages contribute to slower rise in recruitment in June… Key points from June: Permanent placements continue to rise, but not as sharply as previous months Candidate availability deteriorates at steeper pace Robust demand for staff leads to further marked rises in pay Commentary : It’s a great time for people looking to take the next step in their careers, as employers compete for new staff in a tight…

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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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