Employers are looking to fill up an increasing amount of full-time positions at their firms as recruitment accelerates in 2011, reports HR Magazine.
According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation/KPMG Report on jobs, the number of people being recruited increased in April and it doesn’t look like recruitment will stop there – the rate of growth is accelerating rapidly.
The demand for jobs in London, Manchester, Birmingham and many other cities across the UK is the catalyst for recruitment growth, but it seems that temporary positions are on the wane as temp billings eased to the lowest of 2011 so far.
There is also good news regarding salaries in the UK. The rate of inflation of permanent staff salaries quickened to the highest for nine months during April while temp pay rose at the fastest pace in a year.
Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, noted that a two-speed jobs market could open up in the UK: “This month’s Report on Jobs shows a clear split developing in the UK labour market. Public sector employment is radically slowing while there is growth in the private sector, confirming we are now in a two-speed jobs market.”
This news comes as i-l-m.com reports online recruitment increased by 14 per cent year on year during April.