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Report reveals fall in permanent placements

A report published by KPMG and The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has revealed that the number of permanent placements declined for the first time in six months in June.

IT & Computing and Engineering/Construction recruitment agencies are placing the most permanent candidates, whilst nursing and medical staffing agencies saw the strongest demand growth for candidates.

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Recruitment agencies indicated higher levels of both temporary and permanent availability of staff throughout June. There was also stability in the average salary paid to people placed in jobs.

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REC CEO Kevin Green commented: “The sharp drop in the number of people placed into work last month is really disappointing.”

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