5 Aug 2016
The Report on Jobs, produced monthly by IHS Markit, latest data suggests permanent placements in July 2016 fell at the sharpest rate since May 2009, with participants citing uncertainty caused by Brexit.
The results also indicated that some clients of recruitment firms had shifted towards using short-term staff.
“The UK jobs market suffered a dramatic freefall in July, with permanent hiring dropping to levels not seen since the recession of 2009,” said Kevin Green, the chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), which sponsors the survey.
At Chameleon Personnel we cover a market in Herts, Beds, Bucks, North and Central London. Our permanent recruitment in July was the highest it’s been all year with August continuing the trend. Our temporary recruitment remains stable with the majority of our clients still preferring to recruit permanent employees.