“Rather than being widely experienced across the country, the softening is clearly being affected by a resumed fall in Canterbury."
“Employers are heavily prioritising good soft skills alongside technical ability."
Skills deficits, particularly in the IT and cybersecurity fields, was cited among the top three challenges that recruiters faced in 2019.
“As technology continues to advance at a pace, Artificial Intelligence Specialists will become even more crucial across multiple roles and sectors."
"As big business set out their strategies for the coming year, they will need to start making key decisions on hiring and investment."
"Companies have no choice but to hold back on hiring new talent and this isn’t unusual at this time of year."
"The promise of higher pay is driving applications up."
Hiring plans improve by six percentage points when compared with the previous quarter and with this time one year ago.
"With so many firms at or close to full capacity, it’s no surprise that employers want to invest in their workforces."