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HR opportunities see significant growth


Umbrella company contractors working within the HR sector will be interested to learn that opportunities within the sector have grown considerably.

The latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index has found that job vacancies for those working in HR rose by as much as 25% in the first quarter of 2017 when compared to the same time in the previous year.

According to the findings, it is those with mid-level management roles who are the most in demand – HR manager roles make up 12% of all opportunities and those in executive level positions make up nine per cent.

Nick Allwood, Manager, Robert Walters commented on the findings, “In 2016, with many firms scaling back or postponing recruitment, demand for HR professionals was sluggish.”

“However, as businesses look to grow amid improving economic conditions HR professionals are seeing high demand for their skills.”

“In particular, mid-level and junior HR specialists are highly sought after to fulfil ‘core’ functions necessary to support increased headcount.”

Specialists in payroll and benefits are also highly sought after, as Allwood explains, “A change in government policy means that large businesses will soon be required to publish the relative rates of pay for male and female executives.”

“As employers prepare to change internal systems to ensure compliance with this legislation, payroll and benefits specialists are being highly sought after, both for permanent and contract roles, to provide vital assistance in helping firms comply with the upcoming laws.”


Daniele Cantello is an Employee Liaison Officer for ContractorUmbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies. Learn more about Daniele on Google.