The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has released its latest Report on Jobs, highlighting trends in the recruitment industry. The report provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies.
Permanent placements increase at softer pace
Latest data pointed to sustained growth in permanent placements during March. Although the pace of expansion eased from February’s one-year record, it was solid overall. Meanwhile, growth in temp billings picked up slightly from February’s four-month low and was sharper than seen on average in 2016.
Supply of candidates drops markedly
The supply of permanent candidates fell [...]