Following on from the recent labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the REC has warned that the search for staff will get tougher as time goes on. Vacancies are reaching a record high according to data from September-November 2017 whilst real wage growth is still falling.
Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) chief executive Kevin Green comments on the recent findings:
“Businesses are still planning to hire and there was a record number of vacancies at the end of last year. However, it’s becoming even tougher to find people with the right skills to fill the jobs available, so employers across a range of sectors are desperately searching for candidates – from nurses to baristas to engineers.