Growth in permanent placements outstrips that for temp billings- REC
Growth in permanent placements outstrips that for temp billings
Demand for staff rises at softest pace for 15 months
Supply of candidates drops at weakest rate for a year
Overall candidate availability continued to decline sharply during March, though the latest reduction was the weakest seen for one year. A softer drop in permanent candidate supply contrasted with a slightly quicker deterioration in short-term staff availability.
Pay pressures remain marked
Average starting salaries continued to increase sharply in March, despite the rate of inflation softening to a ten-month low. Pay for temporary/contract staff rose at the quickest pace since last September.