Trade wars between the U.S. and China, Brexit and the ongoing search for a new prime minister in the UK have all dented business confidence, so recruitment has reduced.
Many firms are quieter over the summer months and will pay more attention to recruitment processes. Jobs across General Practice are plentiful so it’s a good time to consider a new role.
Professionals interviewing for Office Support jobs throughout summer need to be aware that processes will take longer, so it’s important not to panic if there’s a delay in receiving feedback.
Hiring of Marketing, Communications and Sales Support professionals has been steady over the past few months, but there are fewer vacancies compared with the same period last year.
Demand for in house lawyers continues to increase the level of Legal hiring, whilst the contract market is restricted by the lack of clarity surrounding the post-Brexit trading relationship with Europe.
As the working landscape changes, financial services firms wanting to fill IT jobs have to offer flexibility to compete with start-ups and FinTechs for IT and Tech professionals.
Internal Audit hiring has been focused on SME capability, whilst IT Audit recruitment has mostly been within the Change Assurance and Electro/Algo IT Audit area.
The ongoing political uncertainty has instilled a high level of caution in hiring organisations. Most HR recruitment has come from replacing leavers or for business critical projects.
The first half of 2019 has been slow for Financial Services Operations recruitment, with most of the vacancies coming available on the buy-side rather than sell-side.