Placement Activity Slows in December

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Not a surprise when you consider that manufacturing industry typically shuts down for the extended Christmas period. That said, the jobs market continues to beat general market expectations with more people finding jobs each month and demand for staff continuing to grow.

December – key findings:

– Slightly weaker rise in permanent placements (despite Xmas shutdown).

– Candidate availability declines at weakest pace for over 3 years.

The big question for 2017 is about how employers will fill vacancies. With unemployment at a record low and candidate availability among its lowest for 3.5 years, we expect in-house growth and development of staff via Apprentice and Graduate schemes to gain real prominence this year.

For an exploratory discussion about our Gradualte Scheme please contact James Colley on 01789 201040.