by Ashley Curtis on March 6, 2012

posted on boyce recruitment updates,

Demand for staff fastest for four months, claims JobsOutlook

Employee demand continues to swell as a new report on jobs shows overall demand for staff rose at the fastest pace for four months.

The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs showed that, in addition, the amount of permanent job placements grew at the strongest pace since last May.

Furthermore, rec.co.uk suggests that nine out of 10 clients who use recruitment services are satisfied, thus giving the thumbs up to recruiters who advertise jobs in London, for example.

As a result, the new report looks good for recruiters who are performing against a backdrop of “economic and regulatory upheaval”, the site says.

The Report on Jobs, put alongside recent figures from the ONS, suggests there could be signs the market is displaying early signed of recovery.

Kevin Green, chief executive of the REC, commented on the figures to bdaily.co.uk: “The labour market is clearly improving as this month’s Report on Jobs shows the strongest performance on permanent placements for nine months.

“Demand for staff also rose at the fastest pace for four months, so jobseekers should take heart that there are vacancies out there. Slowly, private sector employers are becoming more confident as the gloom, caused by a slowing economy late last year and fears about the Eurozone, recedes.”