March has seen the fastest decline in permanent candidate availability in 15 months according to the latest recent Markit/Recruitment and Employment Confederation UK Report on Jobs.
“Finding people to do the jobs on offer is rapidly becoming employers’ biggest headache, and many are reporting an increasing number of white-collar jobs as hard to fill, REC Chief Executive Kevin Green, said.
“This shrinking talent pool of available candidates means that businesses are boosting the starting salaries and hourly rates they are prepared to offer to the right candidate,” Green said. “So for job hunters willing to move roles at the moment, there are financial rewards on offer – especially it seems in finance, IT and other management and office-based professional roles.”
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