Employers having to pay more to recruit new staff

Employers having to pay more to recruit new staff

Many UK employers have had to pay “well above market rate” to attract employees over the past year as a skills shortage intensifies, a survey suggests.

Almost all firms in a survey of 400 by the Open University said it had been difficult to find workers with the skills they needed.

The distance learning university calculated the problem was costing companies more than £2bn a year. It said uncertainty surrounding Brexit was exacerbating the skills gap.

It found people already in work were reluctant to move employer, while some EU nationals did not want to take a UK role because of the lack of clarity over future immigration rules.

Recruitment delays

The number of EU workers in the UK fell by 50,000 to 2.3 million in the last three months of last year, according to official statistics.

Meanwhile, unemployment is at its lowest rate since records began in 1975.

This means that it is taking firms more time than usual to recruit new staff.

To read the rest of this BBC News article click here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40475702

Here at Sincerity Personnel we aren’t charging clients more to find the right candidates.

Nor are we finding a true skills shortage in our high calibre candidates.

We have focussed all year on talking to clients – existing and the many new clients we are working with – to find exactly what it is they really want from us and from the candidates.

We have spent even more time examining numerous CV’s – from CV sites as well as from referrals – and then talking with candidates to find out what their dream job is and how we can help them be ready for it.

We then match client and candidate for the perfect solution.


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