Professional recruitment firms reported that the number of candidates securing permanent roles in March 2018 increased by 9% year-on-year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). APSCo’s research, which focuses on professional recruitment, reveals notable variations between the trade association’s core sector groups in terms of hiring activity. While permanent placements within IT and engineering increased by 7% and 3% respectively over the 12 month per

Source: Permanent placements within financial services up 22% in March 2018 – Recru

The global employment and recruitment industry continues to show solid growth, increasing both the depth and scope of its HR solutions and supporting more than 70m people worldwide to access work each year, according to the Ciett 2016 Economic Report.

Ciett says the report, released today, and based on the very latest available data, demonstrates the pivotal role the sector plays in contributing to more efficient labour markets. The employment and recruitment industry is a labour market enabler supporting companies and workers in adapting to changing demographics, demands and skills. It adds value in four key areas by enabling work, adaptation, security and prosperity.

“The employment and recruitment industry supports people around the world in securing quality work,” said Denis Pennel, Ciett managing director. “From North America to Latin America and from Asia to Europe it identifies jobs, trains people with the skills they need to succeed in the labour market, and helps them make effective transitions throughout their working lives.

“The sector is leading in a changing world of work where expert, tailor-made and adaptable work solutions are already a necessity and will continue to be so in the future.”

 

Source: Global employment and recruitment industry records 8.6% annual growth – Rec