The month of March was a game of two halves. It started well and was reasonably buoyant but as suspected March was impacted by the impending Easter holiday which began at the end of the month.As March did noticeably slow this also coincided with figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which said that the economic growth
Morgan McKinley’s accounting and finance commerce and industry team saw a strong start to 2015. Many clients came back refreshed from the Christmas break armed with new recruitment budgets and ready to hire.
In the second half of 2014 we saw many organisations looking to bolster “value add” functions such as Financial Planning & Analysis, in contrast to the first half of the year, when the focus was on regulatory positions in response to pressures from the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
The New Year has brought about a new array of employment law changes, and with 2015 being the coalition’s last year in government before the general election on Thursday 7th May, this year has seen “one of the most complex sets of regulations that employers have ever had to handle” according to Personnel Today.
With the job market picking up, you might be thinking about making the move, and whilst you wait for the dream job opportunity to appear, there's no time like the present to start practising for the interview!
Over H2 2014 companies were recruiting new headcount in the United Kingdom, though not as aggressively as in H1 2014. In general there is a demand for candidates who offer a broad range of skills including fluency in a second language or familiarity with ERP projects.