This year's scorching summer led to a boost in the UK economy, encouraging businesses across the nation to keep driving forward with their hiring efforts. In fact, the latest job market data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, revealed that job vacancies were up by 11.9% in Q3 2018.
The report, which compared data from Q3 2018 with that of the same period in 2017, found that salaries were also on the rise last quarter, increasing by 4.3%.
It’s clear that this hike in business confidence is starting to take effect, with candidate registrations in some of the UK’s key industries rising steadily over the past three months. As such, the top industries to find candidates right now include:
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “Despite unemployment being at its lowest rate since 1975, employer confidence is stronger than ever. But, while more candidates are showing interest in a new job, application rates aren’t keeping pace.
“If we hope to bridge the ongoing skills gap and start strengthening the UK workforce once more, organisations need to focus on targeting passive candidates and pulling out all the stops in order to attract the right people to their roles.”
Below, CV-Library offers some of its top tips to employers to help them attract both active and passive job hunters into their business:
For more information on the UK job market, read the full report here.
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