Starting salaries rise as employers find it harder to fill jobs

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has reported a rise in starting salaries and a continuing decline in the availability of staff. A press release to accompany the REC’s Report On Jobs (January 9th) notes that “demand for staff remains robust”.


 Kevin Green, the REC’s Chief Executive, has said:

 “Employers as a response to these candidate shortages are offering increased starting salaries to attract staff but while this has been the case for some time it isn’t translating into significant wage growth across the economy yet.

 “Early in the New Year, people often think about changing jobs, so employers are going to have to think carefully about how they can both retain existing capabilities and find the new hires they need as competition for people intensifies. Bosses should consider going to wider talent pools and to be inventive about how to improve their employer brand and make themselves an even more attractive place to work.”


Read the REC’s release in full here: