Although the pandemic has meant year-on-year figures are still down, professional contract vacancies are up 14% month-on-month.
The latest monthly Recruitment Trends Snapshot report from The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), with data provided by cube19, found that these figures mark the second month in a row that the UK has seen an increase in monthly figures.
According to the report, this suggests that the Prime Ministers plans to ‘build, build, build’ further bolstered recruitment activity as we entered July.
Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo, commented, “As more of the UK aims to get back to work, it’s encouraging to see recruitment activity continuing to grow month on month. While the yearly decreases certainly paint a clear picture as to the significant impact the pandemic has had on hiring, the fact that we’re increasingly seeing smaller drops in annual comparisons suggests we’re heading in the right direction.”
Joe McGuire, Global Sales Director of cube19, added, “Our main focus should be on the month on month figures. Year on year data in this scenario is a good reminder of the tough position the industry is in but another month of growth across vacancies, placements and sales is very positive. Going into the holiday months, double-digit growth in most of the metrics is testament to the UK’s determination to get back on track. We usually expect to see things slow over the summer so we will be keeping a close eye on the data to see if we buck the trend this year.”
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