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Report on Jobs continues to show growth
The Markit/REC Report on Jobs for July has indicated that permanent placements increased to the greatest extent in 27 months. At the same time, growth in temp billings improved to a near two-and-a-half year high.
Recruitment agencies signalled a sustained and marked increase in demand for staff. Furthermore, overall demand for staff rose at its joint-strongest pace for 23 months (on par with May 2017). The availability… Read more
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UK recruiters are finding it increasingly difficult to source and place staff, with employers pumping in cash to recruit amidst a backdrop of depleting talent.
According to the Markit report for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Brexit was a contributing factor slowing down the number of applicants, with uncertainty driving EU nationals away from the UK.… Read more
As the skills shortage preoccupies HR, employers are increasingly relying on temporary agency workers to fill the gaps in their organisations.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) most recent JobsOutlook found that 87% of businesses intend to maintain or increase their use of temporary staff in the next three months amid anticipation of an ongoing candidate shortage.
Traditionally, agency workers have been seen as a short-term solution to resolve seasonal or short-term gaps in… Read more
Now it is time to take a look at the number and depth of recruitment difficulties being experienced by organisations and the strategies that they are adopting to overcome these. In a future article, we will focus in on what organisations can do to develop and upskill existing employees.
Depth of difficulty
Recruitment difficulties remain substantial for organisations, with three-quarters experiencing them in the last year. Such difficulties are consistently high across sectors.
When it… Read more