Syntax’s monthly run down of the latest Report on Jobs.....

7th Jul 2014

The latest Report on Jobs reports that permanent placements continue to rise strongly despite sharply falling candidate availability, and there are further strong rises in permanent salaries, while contractor pay growth accelerates.

With candidate availability at its lowest point for almost 17 years, prospective employers are going to need to widen their offer to tempt top talent to move. The strength of the Midlands region was also highlighted again with the region registering the strongest growth of permanent placements in May.

Employers will need to consider reshaping roles, working arrangements and their own expectations. If not then they will be stuck in an endless cycle of unfilled roles and unfulfilled workers struggling to cope with increasing workloads.

Jeremy Gibson, Director at Syntax Consultancy, added,

“The continued growth in the Midlands job market, especially in permanent recruitment, is a sign that confidence continues to grow.”

 “If employers hire in-demand skills directly then they need to ensure they have the internal skills and capabilities to deliver an outstanding candidate experience for every applicant, whether they are successful or not. If employers are engaging with recruitment agencies, they need to ensure that those suppliers fully understand their business and what makes that employer a fantastic place to work.”

“It’s essential that your recruitment suppliers are as passionate and excited about your business as you are.”

“We’re extremely active in supporting Derby as being the UK’s number one high-tech city, and are supporting the cities projects to develop the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent.”  

The war for talent rages on........how will you win?

For any advice or guidance on this, please contact Jeremy.gibson@syntaxconsultancy.com or 01332 293605.

*The Report on Jobs is a monthly publication produced by Markit and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG LLP