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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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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Decline in Availability of Candidates and Increased Starting Salaries!

Key points from the October survey: Continued growth of appointments but at a softer pace Availability falls sharply Starting salaries increase at second-quickest rate since November 2015! Commentary “Its great news that employers are continuing to hire. However, that growth is slowing down and one of the reasons is that we simply do not have enough people for all the roles that are out there at the moment. And the…

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Business Quick Stats..

A Snapshot of Statistics from Recent Months 16% – According to research by The University of Edinburgh, the likelihood of success increase 16% if entrepreneurs write a formal start-up business plan…. 45%:27% – According to a study by Aston University, there has been a 45% increase in the proportion of women who became entrepreneurs and went into business. The increase among men was only 27%…. 48% – According to…

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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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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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