Recruitment rebounds as lockdown loosens

Improved market confidence among employers has led to the sharpest rise in permanent appointments in six years. As the government outlined its roadmap for lifting lockdown, and with Covid-19 infections, hospitalisations and deaths all falling, temporary billings also grew at the fastest rate since 2017. The latest UK Report on Jobs, compiled for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG, shows that demand for workers grew rapidly in March…

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Severe drop in recruitment activity during March

Quickest drops in permanent placements and temp billings since early-2009 Staff vacancies decline Slower increases in pay for both permanent and temp staff The coronavirus pandemic has put the labour market on pause. It does mean massive disruption in the short term, but we need to remember that this has to be done in order to protect businesses and save lives.What we should be concerned about is how we…

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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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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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4 Qualities Top CEOs Look for in Leadership Roles

Want to make your CV stand out? 4 Crucial Qualities Top CEOs Look for in Leadership Roles! Purpose The more successful companies strive to make a difference; their focus is not solely on making money. How can candidates show this? Their purpose for being hired is more than simply making money and hitting targets… Empowering Employees CEOs want to hire employees who will have a positive influence on the…

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Declined pace in permanent placements, candidate shortages and higher salaries

October Report on Jobs Key Points from the September Survey Permanent placements rise at weakest pace for five months Candidate shortages continue to drive up pay rates 1. Staff Appointments Growth in permanent staff appointments eases The number of people placed into permanent job roles continued to increase in September, stretching the current sequence of growth to 14 months. Though solid, the rate of expansion was the slowest recorded…

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Demand for staff is growing within all sectors and all regions of the UK.

The key points changes this month Permanent placements increased but at a slower pace Salaries continue to rise in April However, the availability of permanent candidates continues to reduce Slowest increase in permanent placements since Sept 2016 The number of permanent placements increased across the UK, though at its slowest pace for seven months. The strongest pace of expansion was in the Midlands, with the slowest in London. Supply…

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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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