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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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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