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Candidate availability continues to decline

11/08/14 Martin Crapper Managing Partner

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report On Jobs sees real churn in the labour market, with rates of growth of permanent and temporary placements accelerating simultaneously.

Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. August 2014

  • Stronger growth of permanent and temporary appointments
  • Record decline in availability of permanent candidates
  • Starting salary growth close to June’s survey-high

The Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market compiled from 400 leading recruitment consultancies and employers including Redline Group.

Commenting on the latest survey, Bernard Brown, Partner and Head of Business Services and KPMG said: “For the first time in months we are witnessing churn in the labour market. It seems that employees are finally beginning to wake up to the opportunities available to them, with the rates of growth of both permanent and temporary placements accelerating simultaneously for the first time since the winter.

Just a few months ago employers couldn’t tempt staff to switch roles, but indications are that employees’ caution over changing is being replaced with hunger for something new”