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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Report on Jobs: South (ex London) – March 2016

Key points from February survey: Slower demand growth and less marked drop in supply of permanent candidates… …results in weakest rise in salaries for new starters since October 2014 Growth in temp billings remains relatively subdued Staff Appointment:  Growth of permanent placements remains below 2015 trend Recruitment agencies in the South of England reported a […]

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Report on Jobs – March 2016

Key points from the February survey: Permanent placements increase at quickest pace in three months Permanent salaries rise at stronger rate but temp pay growth eases Commenting on the latest survey results, REC chief executive Kevin Green, said: “The UK labour market is at a critical juncture. Permanent hiring improved last month, demand for staff […]

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August’s Job Market Report

Growth of staff appointments falls further… Although permanent placements continued to rise in August, the rate of growth eased further, hitting a 27-month low. …restricted by skill shortages The availability of candidates for permanent roles fell further in August, with the rate of decline accelerating to the sharpest for a year. Salary growth remains strong… Starting […]

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April Employment Survey News

Key points from the April survey: Strongest increase in permanent staff appointments in eight months Acceleration of pay growth for permanent and temporary staff Candidate availability deteriorated further   The main findings for April are: Permanent placements growth accelerates… The number of people placed in permanent jobs by recruitment consultants continued to rise in April. […]

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March Employment News

 Key points in March: Further marked increases in permanent placements Salaries for permanent hires rise at sharpest rate in six months Candidate availability tightens further. The main indicators for March are: Recruitment continues to rise strongly… March survey data highlighted further marked growth of recruitment activity across the UK. Permanent staff placements rose at a […]

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Market News Feb 2015

UK wide there has been stronger growth of staff appointments… Permanent staff placements rose further in February. The rate of growth in appointments was marked and the fastest since last October…. …buoyed by improved demand for staff Vacancies available for people seeking employment continued to rise in February. Overall demand for staff rose at the […]

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