Job vacancies outnumber jobseekers in majority of UK cities, research can reveal

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There are currently more jobs advertised than jobseekers across three of the UK’s top five cities, the latest figures from the Adzuna Jobs report have been able to reveal.

Research has found that the number of advertised jobs has grown to more than one million, reaching a post-recession record of 1,033,435 in April 2015. This equates to a 25 per cent increase in job adverts year on year.

In contrast, candidate numbers have dropped to less than 800,000 for the first time since the recession making it harder for employers to fill empty posts, the report said.

Competition for jobs fell to a post-recession low of 0.77 jobseekers per vacancy in April 2015. This is down from 0.81 a month earlier and 1.39 in April 2014.

Commenting on the drop in the ratio of jobseekers to advertised vacancies, Andrew Hunter, Adzuna co-founder, said: “This could be a warning sign that our workforce lacks the skills necessary to fill up many of the new jobs appearing.

Companies planning to take on more staff should also consider the implementation of a very solid and reliable workforce management solution, designed to help them better cope with the arrival of new employees.

Tensor plc is an UK market leader in the field of time and attendance and workforce management solutions. We supply a full range of solutions designed specifically to streamline workforce and skill management within companies of any sizes. Our WinHR suite enables managers to save and easily access a wide array of data pertaining to each of their employees, thus allowing them to better use the available resources and skill ranges at any given moment.

Moreover, Tensor’s range of products offer both a high level of reliability and good value for money, which means that companies who do decide to implement our solutions will immediately see the returns, without taking a hit as far as their balances are concerned.

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