The first three months of 2016 have been fairly tough in the contract market, as several of the big players within the project market have had hiring freezes, together with restructuring of the risk and finance space.
As I’m sure many of you are aware, the first 3 months of 2016 have been fairly tough. Several of the big players in the project space haven’t come to the market yet due to what we could call a “perfect storm” of happenings and issues.
"The referendum is at the end of Q2, so any pickup in jobs activity will be dependent on the polls ahead of the referendum. If it’s very close, we might have to wait for Q3 before hiring gets going again. However, it is quite precarious out there”
In the first quarter of this year we have seen the job market to be somewhat stagnant. Whilst this is frustrating for both recruiters and candidates alike, seeking a competitive edge can help your chances of securing a role.
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Activity in mass hiring has not been as buoyant for 2016 so far, and the typical race to get the best talent that usually consumes our diaries in February & March has not really transpired as expected.