RESULTS ARE IN FROM THE REC/KPMG’S APR ’15 ‘REPORT ON JOBS’
Key points from the April survey:
Strongest increase in permanent staff appointments in eight months
Temp billings growth eases to six-month low
Acceleration of pay growth for permanent and temporary staff
The number of people placed in permanent jobs by recruitment consultants continued to rise in April and agencies’ short-term staff billings increased further in April also, but the latest rise was the slowest in six months. Private sector demand for staff continued to rise at a stronger pace than that for public sector workers last month, and the fastest rate of growth overall was signaled for private sector permanent employees.
Latest official data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) signaled that vacancies rose 19.8% on an annual basis in the three months to March. That was the slowest growth since January 2014.
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