Recruitment Market Updates

Legal recruitment throughout Q3 2018 Both permanent and contract legal recruitment started slowly at the beginning of the quarter, mainly due to the holiday period. This resulted in a slump of both jobs available and active candidates. As soon as hiring managers got back into the swing of things,...

17/10/2018

HR hiring trends noticed in Q3 In London, there have been high levels of complex roles. The market has been incredibly competitive; in one particular case, 250 people applied for one International Head of HR role. The move towards digitalisation is influencing a range of sectors, having a direct...

17/10/2018

What has happened to Tax recruitment in Q3? Private client tax recruitment is heading towards ‘down time’ with the busy compliance season fast approaching. Regardless of this, clients are still eager to see quality CVs. One notable shift has been the increased desire to house a compliance...

17/10/2018

How was Procurement recruitment in Q3? During Q3 there was an increase in jobs available, both permanent and interim. The hiring of permanent professionals was busy, particularly at AVP and VP level. This is reflective of a buoyant permanent market that is showing no signs of relenting as we move...

17/10/2018

Hiring trends of Accounting & Finance professionals into Financial Services We have seen a large increase in the number of technical and specialist roles in areas such as IFRS 9 and 15, valuations and regulatory reporting. This has come from banks facing new legislations concerning how they...

17/10/2018

Recruitment of Office Support professionals throughout Q3 Q3 has been largely positive regarding the volume of roles available, however, recruitment processes have been lengthy. This can be attributed to two things: a lack of quality candidates and clients’ expectations being exceptionally high. We...

16/10/2018

The trends of Marketing recruitment in Q3 The uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues to be on job seekers’ minds. However, despite the future of visas and EU citizens’ rights to work in the UK remaining unclear, we’ve not seen it hugely impact businesses. It seems to be ‘business as usual’, with...

16/10/2018

Internal Audit and IT Audit recruitment trends Despite the inevitable lull encountered during the summer break, internal audit recruitment throughout Q3 was pleasantly buoyant. We have noticed a move away from traditional newly qualified AVP level hiring within core internal audit, with a much...

16/10/2018

The Financial Services Operations recruitment market in Q3 It’s been a long time coming, but plans for the changes needed around Brexit have finally filtered down to operational level, with a number of roles opening in Q3 that are purely focused on Brexit projects. Banks have also been moving some...

16/10/2018

Q3 trends: Compliance recruitment Historically, Q3 is when recruitment into financial services slows down due to the school holiday period. However, we have seen a continuous flow of permanent roles throughout the quarter this year, despite processes slowing with hiring managers and candidates...

16/10/2018