Reed registers over 1m applications in one week
After 2015 ended with 19% more new vacancies on offer in Q4 than the previous year, 2016 has started with record recruiter and jobseeker activity, according to reed.co.uk.
In the first week of 2016, more than 1.1m job applications have been made on reed.co.uk and over 60,000 new candidates have joined the site in a bid to start 2016 with a brand new role. Recruiters have been busy too, with 50,000 jobs posted already this year across a broad range of areas.
These figures come after reed.co.uk launched its new Love Mondays advertising campaign on New Year’s Day. The national brand advertising campaign, which will run throughout the year, reed.co.uk say, encourages Britain’s workforce to take control of their careers. Reaching 37.5m adults in January alone, reed.co.uk aims to secure more new jobs for more new candidates in 2016 than ever before.
Mark Rhodes, marketing director at reed.co.uk, commented, “We've had a record number of new vacancies posted this week, matched by more than 1.1m applications - more than four applications a second at peak times.
“The first signs for 2016 point to a positive, buoyant jobs market, with an abundance of early activity. Tens of thousands of candidates are starting the New Year by entering the jobs market, whilst employers are taking the opportunity to recruit the best new talent an invigorated market has to offer.”