Summary of June’s Report on Jobs Publication

Lack of relevant candidate availability prompts record rise in starting salaries

As a proud member of the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC) Intro Personnel are asked to provide labour market data each month as part of the REC’s monthly Report on Jobs.  The latest report for June 2014 certainly makes for interesting reading.

According to the large number of REC members surveyed, demand for both temporary and permanent staff continued to rise sharply but there was a continued lack of candidate availability across a number of industry sectors.  The Report highlights business sectors such as Engineering, Construction and Accounting/Financial as experiencing the highest demand for experienced staff since the survey began in 1997.  This demand has helped to drive average starting salaries up for permanent candidates for the 26th month in succession, with temporary pay rates rising at the sharpest rate since November 2007. The challenge to recruiters is to continue to source the most relevant candidates for their clients and permanent staff placements have now risen for 21 months in a row, with temporary billings achieving a 5 month high.

Intro Personnel recognises this need to remain at the forefront of the local recruitment industry and continually introduce new innovative methods to attract the best of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire’s labour market.  We have recently expanded the number of staff within our candidate resourcing team and in July 2014, we are also investing in a wide range of new online job boards.  This is in addition to our successful candidate referral schemes and a significant increase in our social media campaigns.  As ever, we pride ourselves on being able to offer a clear, consultative approach to recruitment, where we work closely with our clients to fully understand what their requirements are, at a time when relevant candidates are clearly hard to find.

The improved economic picture has made good candidates hard to find

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