Employers across key UK cities enter spring with ambitious hiring plans
Revealed: The 20 most desirable employers in Britain A new league table, compiled by professional network LinkedIn, has highlighted the appeal of digital brands for jobseekers at the high street’s expense.
Some of the UK’s leading industries also saw strong job growth last month, with vacancies in education up 17.5 per cent, catering up 17.1 per cent, retail increasing 15.7 per cent, legal up 13.6 per cent and marketing 11.3 per cent higher in March. it’s positive to see that businesses are continuing to drive their recruitment efforts this spring, following a strong start to the year. What’s more, the increase in vacancies can be seen across a number of key UK cities and industries, suggesting that business confidence is nationwide, said Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library. it’s clear that UK job hunters were also feeling optimistic in March, with application rates also increasing. This is particularly good news for businesses that are facing the backlash of a widening skills gap and suggests that there is a healthy pipeline of talent to fill their roles. as we approach the second quarter of 2018 we hope to see this confidence continue on both sides, though businesses should consider offering more competitive pay packets if they wish to see candidate appetite strengthen even further this year. Is it time for UK recruiters to set aside their tattoo bias? Research has suggested employers are missing out on top talent by overlooking candidates with body ink.