Recruitment International: UK Employment down 63,000 compared with the previous quarter

Seb O’Connell, Cielo’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, contributed his thoughts to a recent piece in Recruitment International. The article, “Employment down 63,000 compared with the previous quarter,” shares the April-June 2015 job data from the UK’s Office of National Statistics supplemented by analysis from business leaders

Excerpts from the Article:

“Falling employment figures for the second month might be more than just a statistical anomaly, however we need to wait and see next month’s figures to have a quarterly view before drawing a conclusion.”

“Organisations are likely to find a wider overall talent pool but should be prepared for a greater challenge to find the right candidate. This means they will need to be even more diligent about their recruitment and selection processes. In our experience, putting measures in place to check that candidates not only tick the ‘skills and experience’ box, but also fit culturally is vital in order to ensure all employees can make an effective and positive impact on the business."

"IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has warned that the Government must provide better support to the self-employed if it wants to continue growing a flexible and healthy economy.”

Seb urges patience, but encourages organizations to redouble and realign their recruitment efforts. This, he says, will ensure companies find the right individuals in a widening talent pool. Read the full article on the Recruitment International website: "Employment down 63,000 compared with the previous quarter."