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PERMANENT JOBS STILL ON THE UP! AUGUST’S REPORT ON JOBS….

PERMANENT JOBS STILL ON THE UP! AUGUST’S REPORT ON JOBS….

Posted on August 09, 2017

The report features original survey data which provide the most up-to-date monthly picture of recruitment, employment, staff availability and employee earnings trends available.

  • Permanent placements growth reached a 27-month record!
  • There is a marked decline in staff availability which is contributing to further increases in pay.
  • Temp billing also increased at the fastest rate for over 2 years highlighting a rise in business requirements for many companies.
  • Permanent placements rise at the fastest pace since April 2015 reflecting a robust demand for staff.
  • There has been a steep increase in vacancies registered across permanent and temporary positions mainly within the private sector.
  • Recruitment consultancies reported a high demand for staff in Engineering, Accounting and IT sectors compared to this time last year.
  • The availability of permanent staff has also sharply reduced in the last month.
  • Permanent starting salaries rose across all monitored UK regions with the steepest rate of inflation seen in the South of England showing an average 1.8% increase

Overall the UK employment is at an all-time high and looks set to keep on improving. With employers becoming increasingly competitive in the market place to attract candidates, now is a fantastic time for people to consider a job move.

Our viewpoint - Cathedral Appointments agree with the report on a regional level and can confirm that we have also had an increased demand in Engineering, Accounting, IT and Sales focused roles mainly within the private sector.  August is historically a quieter month and new vacancies have already started to slow down but that is only due to the holiday season rather than employers ceasing hiring!

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