Insights & Data
Coronavirus has changed how the world operates and it has shaken up the jobs market in unprecedented ways. As an independent source for recruitment data and insights we want to make sure you have access to updated information and advice.
Applications increase by 16%, reaching the second highest level of 2021
Applications were 108% above the 2020 monthly average in May, not quite reaching March’s meteoric figures but a healthy overall figure. However, it was a bumpy ride across the month, with peaks and troughs hinting at instability. Definitely one to watch as several industries face skills shortages.
Jobs soar to 219% above the 2020 monthly average
Jobs are booming – a great sign for the economy as a whole and possibly a sign that the economic recovery is being achieved at a greater pace than previously predicted. May saw the most vacancies advertised since before the pandemic and the speed at which they are increasing hasn’t occurred for many years.
Jobs increase by fastest rate in 23 years but certain industries face skill shortages
A KPMG/REC report has added to the growing evidence that the economy is recovering at a far greater rate than forecast but it also found that a number of sectors (in particular Hospitality) are struggling to fill vacancies. With the job market booming, these gaps must be addressed.
Insights & Resources
Articles, advice, resources and insights on the impact of Covid-19 on recruitment
What record low UK employment figures really mean for recruitment
Employment down, unemployment essentially unchanged. Those were the latest findings, released August 11th by the Office for National Statistics, in a nutshell. Except they don’t give the whole story.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Recruitment
Since the declaration of patient zero on our shores at the end of January, the global economy has been hit with wave after wave of falling stock markets, buckling supply chains and rising unemployment.
Top recruiter tips to surviving lockdown v2.0
When lockdown was announced on March 23rd, the nation was not prepared. It came suddenly and without much warning, the UK faced near-total shutdown. This time we are better prepared.
What the recruitment world has learnt from 2020
2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging, tumultuous years since World War II. Covid-19 has impacted the world in ways which will have long-lasting effects in many areas of our lives – both personally and professionally.