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December 2015 Recruitment Survey Results

The results of the recruitment survey carried out in conjunction with KPMG are out. Key points from the December survey: Slower rises in both permanent and temporary staff appointments Permanent salary growth moderates to 26-month low Candidate availability falls at weaker, but still marked, rate Hiring remained slow but steady during December, with businesses and candidates keen to complete negotiations before Christmas. Read More
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Who needs recruitment companies these days?

The economy is picking up nicely. Unemployment is at its lowest since 2006. The number of jobs being advertised is as high as it has been for even longer. Happy days! …..or are they? Well, if you are fully staffed with top quality people, no one ever gets pregnant or simply wants to leave and if your business is growing on the same resource as you currently employ – then days are, indeed, happy. Hands up if that describes your Read More
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November Recruitment Sector Survey

 November saw a further tightening of labour market conditions, with few sectors remaining immune from the effects of ongoing skills shortages. Wages across the board are rising quicker than we are lead to believe but even the government’s own ONS report that salaries in the construction sector rose yet again, surging by 6%, double the average pay rise awarded across the rest of the economy. It is to be hoped that the usual influx Read More
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