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Demand For Staff In UK Growing

Aug 17, 2017


More and more businesses in the UK are looking for new staff, a new survey has revealed, but there aren’t enough job seekers to fill the positions on offer.

The latest Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) survey found that growth in permanent placements hit a 27-month record, while growth for temporary roles also hit a 2.5 year high.

According to the recruitment agencies surveyed by the organisation, there has been a “sustained and marked” increase in demand for staff, however the number of candidates available for both permanent and temporary roles continued to decline in July.

This is all good news for those working in offices in Merseyside, and elsewhere in the UK, with starting salaries for permanent staff increasing as a result.

Kevin Green, REC chief executive, commented: “It’s clear that employers are having to work even harder to fill jobs as vacancies rise and candidate availability shrinks.”

He added that any sectors that are particularly reliant on EU workers are “under even more pressure”, with Brexit resulting in many European employees deciding to move home.

Last month, the Department of Work and Pensions revealed that the number of people employed in the UK hit its highest level since records began in 1971. According to its statistics, unemployment fell to 4.5 per cent, which is the lowest it has been since 1975.

If you’re trying to recruit new staff at the moment, you need to do everything possible to encourage the highest quality candidates to come to your firm. That may involve looking for new offices to let in Liverpool to ensure your company makes the right impression on prospective employees. 

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