Trying to attract candidates after minimal success with an initial advertisement, a staggering 80% of employers re-advertised the role. Nearly 25% then change their requirements for the role to open up other potential options.
Certain skill shortages continue to be a major concern amongst employers, with nearly 50% expecting a shortage of candidates for permanent roles over the next three months. As demand for candidates continues, over 30% of employers having no spare capacity and would only need to take on new staff if demand increased.
Nearly 50% have some capacity and might have to take on staff if their workload grew. Nearly 25% of employers plan to increase permanent appointments both in the short term and medium term, being between three and twelve months.
Construction, engineering/technical and health/social care are the three sectors where employers most expect a shortage of candidates for permanent roles.