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Talent Spotlight from Badenoch & Clark

Latest job market trends in human resources - Talent Spotlight from Badenoch & Clark

Boost continues for generalists & specialists with international experience

All comments by Duncan Ward, Executive Director, HR, Badenoch & Clark

“Ongoing natural resource exploration in Africa, South America and Asia in particular has led to growth in demand for permanent HR support due to investment in long term projects by larger players which is being mirrored by smaller niche service providers. Demand has grown for generalists and business partners as well as more specialist areas such as resourcing, development and talent management for those with natural resources experience particularly in large matrixed multinational organisations as a result.”

Instructional design & e-learning in demand to raise L&D’s impact

“Organisations are increasingly looking to develop their in house e-learning and instructional design capability within their learning & development teams as they strive to enhance their learning materials and modes of delivery to make them more impactful and cost effective. Instructional designers/developers and learning technology specialists with skills in creative design of multimedia learning materials coupled with knowledge of the practical application of learning solutions are in demand.”

• Natural resource exploration continues to increase demand for HR professionals

• L&D drives to increase impact and reduce cost

Market data:


• Permanent salaries up 0.09% MOM

• Permanent vacancies up 1.68% MOM to


• HR Assistant salary rose the most for the second month running, up 1.48% MOM to &pound23,581


• Contract pay up 0.05% MOM

• Contract vacancies down 7.57% MOM to 232

“Demand for HR professionals is increasing with both pay and the number of permanent vacancies rising faster which is applying upward pressure on hiring managers’ budgets. However, this is tempered by reducing demand for contractors. This is a sign of increasing confidence in the economy.”


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