Recruitment Market Update

Fox Resourcing brings you a recruitment market update, covering:

-      Recruitment Intention rates.

-      Employers’ changes to aid recruitment.

-      Employment rates.

-      Hiring activity.

-      How we can help here at Fox.

Recruitment intentions statistics:

According to the latest data, recruitment intentions are still above pre-pandemic levels. Not only are they still above pre-pandemic levels but they appear to be on an upwards Journey, with 74% of employers stating they are planning to take on new staff in the next quarter. This is great for those looking to change jobs/careers due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Although recruitment intention percentages are high, candidate shortage difficulties remain with 45% saying they have hard-to-fill vacancies. 44% of employers have managed to overcome their hiring difficulties by increasing salaries, 27% of employers are anticipating raising pay in future to address candidate shortage.  

On a positive note, companies are also looking to take other avenues to tackle the staffing challenges. One being making jobs more flexible by 38% of employers, these changes will hopefully aid recruitment.

Hiring activity:

Job vacancies have risen to a new record of 1,295,000, an increase of 33,700 from the previous quarter. Feb to April 2022 saw all industries rise above their Jan to March 2020 pre-pandemic levels. This chart shows the increase in overall active job adverts since the beginning of 2022 up until May 2022.


How Fox can help you:

We update our website weekly with new job roles needing to be filled, head over to or click the Job Search tab at the top of your screen to see what we currently have available.


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