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October Recruitment Report

Recruiting continued at pace across most areas of the economy in October with the main exception being construction. It is clear the industry is suffering from a chronic skills shortage along its entire supply chain, with recruiters struggling to meet demand for roles ranging from architects to construction workers. As a result salaries in the sector are soaring, with the average weekly rise reaching 5.1%, vastly outpacing the private sector Read More

September vacancy and candidate availability report

The growth of both permanent placements and temp roles moderated again in September. This could well be due to the after effects of the school holidays which seemed to have a greater effect this year than in previous years. There was slightly greater candidate availability but there remains a real shortage of high quality people to fill be senior roles. The increase in salaries continued to slow. The pool of available skilled labour shrank Read More

My three favourite interview questions

My three favourite interview questions. What’s my biggest weakness? No, that’s not one of the questions. That’s a lazy interviewers question. It goes in the bucket with “Tell me why I should give you this job?” My biggest weakness is that I’m a rubbish interviewer. I don’t enjoy the false atmosphere and don’t always feel that it is possible to get the best out of the candidate in such Read More
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