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Oakleaf Partnership HR Job Index reports significant increase in new job mandates

The index measures all job orders registered with the Firm throughout the period by industry sector groupings. 

Quarter on quarter there was growth in all sectors:

&middot         Financial  and Professional Services  17%

&middot         Industry and Commerce  23%

&middot         Reward and Analytics  11%

&middot         Third Sector  138%

&middot         International -  steady.

Year on Year:

&middot         Financial  and Professional Services  13%

&middot         Industry and Commerce  16%

&middot         Reward and Analytics  34%

Quarter on quarter (for Q4), there has been a consistent increase in jobs across all sectors of HR – apart from those in international which remain even.  In keeping with other press coverage which comments that the UK market is now as confident as it was pre Lehman, our job flow has been reflective of the increased demand for HR professionals as a result of stream lined departments needing to hire to keep up with client demands separately many hires are as a result of expanding  busineses who are succeeding in the current economic climate.

CEO, Nicola Grimshaw commented:  & lsquo;the results show the continuing strength of the market: total job orders were up 19% quarter on quarter and 25% year on year. This reflects the continuing strength of the HR jobs market, and we now very much feel  that we are entering a period of increased demand for top talent  which is in short supply.’


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