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Legal salaries remain competitive to attract high calibre candidates

Legal salaries remain competitive to attract high calibre candidates

The end of 2014 saw confidence return firmly to the legal community characterised by a sharp rise in the number of permanent placements, a rise in temporary and locum staff activity and strong pay growth influenced by tight candidate availability. We predict this growth to continue across private practice and in-house well into 2015 with firms of all sizes looking to increase their headcount across both temporary and permanent positions.
 
 
 

Managing talent in the Aberdeen oil and gas market

Managing talent in the Aberdeen oil and gas market

In the coming months it would be fair to say that the global oil and gas industry is facing renewed challenges, with oil values at their lowest in six years . This is primarily as a result of excessive supply and reduced demand, from a multitude of emerging markets.
 
 
 

Employer brand key for newly qualified legal talent

Employer brand key for newly qualified legal talent

With the news that many leading law firms announced record NQ retention rates in their September intake, how are UK law firms revising their attraction, recruitment and retention models to draw in prospective candidates? With many City firms reporting retention rates at or above 85%, we’re seeing many of our clients struggle to find the numbers to meet demand at this level with many NQs accepting permanent roles within the firm.
 
 
 

Marketing recruitment on the up as technical, internal and SME vacancies soar

Marketing recruitment on the up as technical, internal and SME vacancies soar

It’s a positive outlook for marketing professionals as the number of UK marketing vacancies increased across the board yet again in 2014. As the green shoots of recovery push firmly through, organisations across the UK are embracing the digital revolution, up-skilling staff and making new hires to support ambitious growth programmes across both public and private sectors alike.
 
 
 

Passive candidates sought as demand for skilled IT Banking professionals rises

Passive candidates sought as demand for skilled IT Banking professionals rises

Improved economic conditions, increased regulatory obligations and improved trading conditions have all driven hiring levels up, across most areas of IT Banking and Financial services during Q3 2014. Although we haven’t seen a dramatic spike of recruitment activity across our specialisms of Infrastructure and Support, Business Analysis, Application Development and Vendor Technologies, the gradual increase month on month demonstrates a firm confidence returning to the market supported by the steady increase in the number of permanent hires.
 
 
 

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