Recruitives figures support ONS statistics
Figures from Recruitive also fall in line with what the ONS has reported for Wales where unemployment has fallen by 6,000 to 102,000 in the last quarter. According to the multi-job posting software provider, the number of jobs advertised in Wales has increased by 47.50% in just one month from February to March.
Carla Fern, operations director at Recruitive commented, “Compared to last year, figures on the whole, look very encouraging. The total number of jobs posted via our multi-posting system has seen an increase of 97.59% since March 2013, with the number of permanent vacancies up by 122.93%. Part time jobs have also seen an increase of 28.96% in the past 12 months whilst temporary posts have increased by just 5.71%.
Richard Clarke, managing director at Recruitive comments, “These figures suggest that the outlook for the economy remains positive and this is fantastic news for the recruitment industry. Many businesses are once more beginning to recruit at a faster pace, although maybe with a little more caution than they may have done in previous years. With budgets not as liberal as they may have been in the past, we are seeing a shift towards the use of fixed fee recruiters and employers bringing the complete recruitment process in-house. As a company offering solutions designed to streamline the recruitment process we are expecting substantial increase in sales figures and may therefore also have to think about once again increasing the departments head count.”
Recruitive also reported an increase in vacancies posted in the majority of industry sectors including retail which was up 115.41% on last year’s figures and construction which was up by 67.85%. The picture with regards to jobs posted by geographical regions also looked positive. Compared to March 2013, the number of jobs posted in Birmingham was up 134.68%, Manchester up by 103.68% and London by 76.57%.