The latest update from the REC Jobs outlook 2017

Keeping an eye on the latest research and trends within the recruitment sector is vital for any organisation as well as a candidate.

The latest update from the REC Jobs outlook 2017

Keeping an eye on the latest research and trends within the recruitment sector is vital for any organisation as well as a candidate. In a constantly moving market and uncertain future regarding the non-UK workers there are challenges to come for the recruitment of a permanent workforce.

It may not come as a surprise that the latest research has found that finding skilled candidates is more difficult than ever with many companies being unable to fill vacancies within a set time period.

So what happens when there is a vacancy which has not filled within the organisation?

  • 80% are re-advertising the role
  • 42% increase the salary
  • 37% look for candidates in other sectors
  • 24% revise the benefits package

The difficulties experienced in recruiting for a role are resulting in a positive outcome for candidates who are looking at an improved package for taking the leap into a new position.

Another finding was that permanent placements are on the rise, not only this companies are planning to further increase or maintain their permanent work force. A positive find for every candidate seeking permanent work out there! 

A final point for consideration discussed in the latest Jobs Outlook was the results that there is an expected shortage of skilled candidates within the construction sector for this year. As a company who works solely within this sector we can see first-hand the need for skilled candidates already and how focus has shifted into attracting younger professionals into the industry.