Continued high demand leading to key shortages and increasing salaries…

Key August points Permanent placements rise Demand for staff increases at fastest rate since April 2015 Candidate availability declines at quicker pace, pushing pay rates higher Commentary: Employers are finding it harder to find the people to fill the jobs available. In many areas of the jobs market candidate supply cannot meet demand. Employers are having to offer more money to secure the people with the skills they need….

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Growing demand for quality candidates

Growth in permanent placements….. The key points from the March 2017 survey: The demand for staff holds close to its strongest for 18 months with sustained growth in permanent placements Salaries continue to increase.. However, the number of candidates available for permanent vacancies has reduced Growth of permanent placements increases at softer pace Latest data points to sustained growth in permanent placements during March. Although the pace of expansion…

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Permanent placements increase at softest pace in four months

Key points from the January survey: Slower increases in permanent placement Demand for staff reaches 17-month high Availability of permanent candidates drops at faster pace   Employers are crying out for people to fill vacancies. Fewer candidates are available in all regions, and this is dampening jobs growth. If businesses can’t find the people they need they will outsource abroad, automate activity or shut up shop, resulting in fewer…

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Growth in permanent placements slows slightly in December

Key points from the December survey:   Slightly weaker rise in permanent placements…   Candidate availability declines at weakest pace for over three years   Growth in permanent staff placements softens slightly… A further increase in permanent staff placements during December, though the rate of growth softened slightly from November’s nine-month peak.   Softer decline in candidate availability The availability of candidates continued to decline at the end of…

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Permanent placements see stronger growth in October

Key points from the October survey: Permanent placements growth reaches eight-month high  Demand for permanent candidates at its highest since May Decline in staff availability Despite ongoing uncertainty the UK jobs market is thriving again in most areas of the UK. Job vacancies are back to levels not seen since April, and for the third consecutive month recruiters have reported an increase in the amount of people finding permanent…

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Appointments rise again in September

 Headlines Permanent placements and temp billings increase moderately Solid growth of permanent salaries but temp pay at 40-month low Slower decline in staff availability There is further evidence that UK employers have shrugged off the initial shock of the referendum result. Overall, permanent hiring is in growth for the second consecutive month. Even more encouraging is the growth in vacancies; consumer confidence and strong demand on businesses has ensured…

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August’s recruitment activity

Permanent placements return to pre-Brexit levels. Initial shock of the EU referendum result is likely to have subsided for employers However, employees remain concerned causing candidate availability to fall Permanent job placements have risen in August Positions that were put on hold during June and July, as businesses reacted to Brexit-triggered market volatility, have been confirmed in August. There is unlikely to be any big changes in the job market,…

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Nationally skills shortages bite as permanent placements rise at slowest rate in eight months…

Key points from the May survey: Weaker rise in permanent placements amid EU referendum uncertainty Pay growth softens but remains marked. Slower growth of staff appointments… Permanent staff placements continued to rise in May, but the rate of expansion eased to an eight-month low. Temporary/contract staff billings growth also eased, following April’s 13-month high. …despite robust demand for staff Vacancies rose at a marked pace in May, with the…

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Hidden Talent

Many small businesses who struggle to recruit the skills they need could source from an often overlooked source of talented employees…those with a disability.. In numbers 6 Million. The number of people of working age in the UK who are disabled or have a health condition, according to the government’s Disability Confident campaign. 83% The proportion of disabled people who acquire their disability while at work (disability confident) 520,000…

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