Kate Ross: Strong start to the year for recruitment
9:30 AM Friday Feb 4, 2011

Companies have started the year with multiple vacancies.

It has been a very strong start to the year - right from early January we have had requests for long term contractors to fill ever increasing workloads, as well as numerous new permanent positions coming in daily. Roles are ranging from the office junior right through to management positions; it's busy - incredibly busy.

It's very much a candidate market. Shortlisting of roles and re-shortlisting at times is taking place due to the market moving so rapidly.

Good candidates just will not last and are getting multiple offers. We have noticed a decline in part time positions, with the majority of clients needing full time employees.

Will this type of market continue so strongly? From all reports it looks like it will - for the next couple of quarters anyway. Businesses are positive and have no hesitation counter-offering a candidate when they are the right fit for them, so salaries have increased due to supply and demand.

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