Permanent staff appointments increase for first time since September

A recent study from Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) (in collaboration with KPMG) has found that, for the first time in three months, there has been an increase in the demand for staff. Demand for both permanent and temporary placements have increased, with temporary places rising particularly steeply. The increase in permanent placements is thought to be driven by  increased market activity and greater confidence as a result of recent vaccine news, whilst temporary placements continue to surge due to continued uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit. 

To read the report from the REC (January 2021) in full, click here.