number of people placed in permanent jobs by recruitment consultants has risen
for the first time in 11 months, according to research published by the
Recruitment & Employment Confederation and Andersen.
on Jobs, looks at data from recruitment consultancies and employers, as well as
that of national newspaper recruitment advertising.
Nicholson, chief executive at REC said: "There is increased activity in
nearly all employment sectors, which is encouraging for agencies, and for those
seeking good quality permanent and temporary employment."
although the figures signal a revival of employment growth, the increase in
placements was still only modest, as employers remained cautious about taking
on new staff.
report said private-sector companies are meeting short-term business growth
through the employment of non-permanent staff.
Average salaries awarded to people taking up permanent
positions and temporary and contract staff hourly rates have risen for the
third consecutive month.