Number of people in employment is the highest it’s ever been- REC

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Recruitment& Employment Confederation (REC) director of policy Tom Hadley says:

Candidatesare now in a better position, if moving jobs there is a strong chance ofgetting a pay rise. Businesses want to grow and with employment rates high theyare having to compete with each other to attract people. Ourdata shows that one way they are making themselves more attractive is byoffering higher starting pay for new recruits.

“Thereare plenty of jobs out there for candidates with high in-demand skills insectors ranging from education to hospitality. We simply don’t have the numberof people in this country to fill the vacancies businesses are creating. If thegovernment wants to boost economic growth businesses need to be able tocontinue to attract and recruit workers from the EU.”