Temp & Perm Office Recruitment – Market Commentary October 2014

Confidence in our markets appears to have picked up during the last quarter. In particular, clients in building related industries are actively recruiting permanent office staff and conversions from temporary to permanent are strong. Companies are prepared to negotiate a more attractive permanent salary package, securing quality staff who offer longevity and a high standard of performance.

Candidates appear to be looking beyond their current employment, believing opportunity for career advancement is more prevalent. Clients are also showing more preparedness extending temporary assignments and offering more attractive hourly rates.

We’re currently experiencing more demand for office administrator / personal assistant roles, with clients seeking a high level of professionalism and maturity. There also appears to be a higher degree of consideration coming from clients, appreciating the need of many candidates such as working mothers for some flexibility in hours. There’s a subtle shift happening with less focus on strict hours and more on quality, reliability and commitment.

Overall the temp market has maintained a steady pace throughout the past six months and as we approach the latter part of the year, we anticipate an increase in demand.

It is always paramount that resumes are tailored to meet the specific requirements of each role to ensure you stand out from the crowd. The key criteria of any advertisement must be addressed within your resume and resumes need to be sharp, clear and easy to read.

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