Business hiring confidence continues to flourish

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Businesses across the UK continue to remain confident about hiring, despite ongoing economic uncertainty.

With UK employers having remained resilient over the last year, vacancies have continued to soar across the country.

Findings from CV-Library’s latest report looked at data from Q2 2018, comparing it to the same period the year before and found that job vacancies rose by as many as 11.6 percentage points; suggesting a building hiring confidence among UK businesses.

A number of key cities also saw above average growth in advertised jobs in Q2, the top 10 including:

  1. Hull – jobs up by 38%
  2. Liverpool – jobs up by 19.7%
  3. Sheffield – jobs up by 18.9%
  4. Leeds – jobs up by 15.2%
  5. London – jobs up by 14.2%
  6. Glasgow – jobs up by 13.5%
  7. Edinburgh – jobs up by 12.1%
  8. Newcastle – jobs up by 11.6%
  9. Manchester – jobs up by 10.7%
  10. Birmingham – jobs up by 10.6%

Furthermore, a number of industries saw advertised vacancies increase, including agriculture (38.2%), legal (26.6%), IT (19.9%), hospitality (18.7%) and manufacturing (17%).

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Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said, “Another year has passed and there’s still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and what this will mean for many businesses across the UK.

“This is particularly true right now following the resignation of both the Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State, which will inevitably delay Brexit negotiations. Yet despite this, employers across the UK appear to be showing resilience, as they’ve continued to drive their recruitment efforts in the last 12 months.”

Interestingly, candidates have not been experiencing the same level of confidence over the last quarter, as application rates decreased across the UK.

Biggins explained, “It’s not surprising that candidates are feeling cautious, with ongoing economic uncertainty causing many to seek stability in their existing role. Businesses are taking positive steps to encourage candidates to begin moving in the job market, and this is already paying off in some locations. As we continue moving towards our exit from the EU, we hope to see candidates confidence pick back up.”

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