Demand remains high for quality candidates

It seems demand remains high amongst employers throughout Britain for high-quality staff, after it was revealed job levels grew through the month of July.

Jobs in London and other areas continued to increase at a steady pace, potentially heightening the confidence of Britain’s jobseekers.

The latest Report on Jobs – co-published by KPMG and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) – confirmed the findings. Its jobs scale was up at 54.3 for July; good news considering anything that reaches above 50 is considered growth.

Hourly rates also enjoyed a rise during the month, even though at a lower level than expected. People Management revealed that although permanent positions were the most common, temporary roles also got a boost.

Welcoming the figures, the REC’s chief executive, Kevin Green, made a statement in The Telegraph.

“We have now had two years of continuous growth and employers are still continuing to hire staff,” Green stated. “These figures show that the jobs market is continuing to perform well despite general weakness in the UK economy.”

He went on to describe the “flexible labour market” seen in the UK as the reason for the success and express his delight that employers are continuing to utilise temporary workers, despite the Agency Workers’ Regulations coming into force this October.

by Deborah Bates on August 3, 2011

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