Report On Jobs – May 2018

The latest “Report On Jobs” created for the REC and sponsored KPMG highlights the challenging circumstances in the recruitment market for employers. An increase in permanent placements is an encouraging sign that business is seeing increased confidence moving into the H2 of 2018.   The lack of skills availability is putting pressure on remuneration across all sectors including the construction and real estate sectors.  For full details click here.

Staff appointments continue to rise strongly…

Permanent staff appointments continued to rise at a robust pace, despite growth softening to a five-month low. Conversely, temp billings expanded at the quickest rate in 2018 so far.

…as demand for staff strengthens

The growth of demand for staff strengthened to a six-month high in May, with sharp increases in both permanent and temporary roles signalled by the latest data.

Sharp fall in candidate availability…

Overall, candidate availability declined at a sharper rate midway through the second quarter. Permanent candidate numbers fell at the fastest rate for four months, while short-term staff availability deteriorated at the quickest pace since last November.

…leads to the steepest increase in starting salaries for three years

Strong demand for staff and low candidate availability underpinned further increases in starting salaries and temp pay. Notably, salaries awarded to successfully placed permanent workers rose at the steepest rate for three years.

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