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Growth in staff appointments accelerates in UK in November

Staff Writer |
Permanent staff placements continued to rise in the UK in November, with the rate of growth quickening to its sharpest since February.

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Temporary/contract staff appointments also rose at a quicker pace, with the rate of growth reaching a seven-month high.

The latest survey pointed to further strong demand for staff, with employee vacancies rising at steeper rates for both permanent and temporary roles.

The availability of staff for filling job vacancies continued to fall during November. Latest data pointed to the fastest decline in permanent staff availability for eight months, while temporary staff availability also dropped at a quicker rate.

The rate of growth in permanent starting salaries edged up to a six-month high in November. Shortterm pay rates also continued to rise, and at the fastest rate since August.

On a regional basis, the North continued to see the strongest increase in permanent placements, while the Midlands also saw marked growth. The only region to see a decline was Scotland.

All of the regions monitored by the survey bar Scotland saw short-term staff billings increase in November. The most marked rates of expansion were seen in the North and London.

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