CEO of The Pulse Umbrella Group comments on latest Report on Jobs
Chris Futcher, CEO of The Pulse Umbrella Group, has commented on the REC/KPMG Report on Jobs.
He said, “This month’s Report on Jobs showed more good news for Britain’s temporary workforce and the temp recruitment industry. Following August’s incredible growth which saw a 15 year high, September has followed suit and isn't that far behind. This is great news and is certainly being confirmed by our recruitment agency partners here at Pulse. There is further good news as rates also continue to rise. Following July's five and a half year high, this month’s figures came out only slightly lower.
“The only fly in the ointment may be a developing disparity between the number of available candidates, and the number of roles on the market. Role availability is growing much faster than candidate availability. Bad news for the economy as a whole but good news for contractors who are willing to get out there and look for something new. A perceived shortage of candidates almost always increases rates, and contract lengths.”