Demand for staff grew by almost a quarter between 2017 and 2018

Demand for staff grew by almost a quarter between 2017 and 2018

Demand for professionals increased by 24% between 2017 and 2018, according to a new report from Vacancysoft on behalf of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

The researchers found that quarter one and two of 2018 saw the strongest growth, with vacancies rising by 35% and 41% respectively. In contrast, demand for talent grew by just six per cent in quarter four, which they suggest is unsurprising given the increasing political turmoil and uncertainty surrounding Brexit, which has resulted in many employers taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to hiring.

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