Recruitment records significant growth following loosening of lockdown rules
The recent loosening of lockdown rules has led to a significant rise in the demand for workers in both permanent and temporary placements, the latest UK Report on Jobs, compiled for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG, has been able to suggest.
Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the recovery in vacancies lost some momentum in the three months to February. At 601,000, the overall number of vacancies was little changed from 604,000 in the prior three-month period.
The REC/KPMG survey, carried out by IHS Markit among 400 recruitment consultancies, also showed the first decline in the availability of temporary workers in March. Though only slight, the researchers said it marked the first reduction in the supply of temps since February 2020. Panel members indicated that the pandemic, Brexit and changes to IR35 legislation had reduced candidate numbers.
“As companies start to recruit, they will need to appreciate that the labour market is still suffering from all sorts of shortages,” explained Neil Carberry, chief executive of the REC. “So reviewing their hiring practices and doing things in the best way possible will matter more than ever. Inclusive hiring is not a tick-box exercise – it’s about finding the best candidate for the job no matter who they are.”
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