It really is hard remember a time when the UK job market has been under as much scrutiny as the present.
Whatever the merits of the decision to leave the EU, few would deny that it has focused our attention more than ever before on employment figures, trends, salaries and job creation.
With the debate about the impact of Brexit showing now signs of slowing, it can seem almost impossible to know which (often contradictory) statistics and studies we should take at face value.
Fear not though! From next week Kevin Brady will be offering his own expert analysis in a regular column for Onrec, utilising AdView’s own accurate, real time data with the aim of providing a more straightforward picture of job market trends.
Kevin said of the column: “Whilst it’s more difficult than ever to know what sets of stats and figures to believe when it comes to the job market, large job aggregators like AdView are in a unique position being able to access large-scale, real time data.
“Being one of the largest UK job search sites, we have a large database of accurate and reliable statistics which we can use to predict trends and analyse which sectors are performing well and which less so.
“This data can, among other things, help recruiters make more informed decisions when recruiting for major job sectors in 2016” added job expert Brady.
Whilst some sectors have performed well since Brexit others have shown signs of struggling.
The Associate of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) have reported that the number of graduate jobs has fallen 8% on last year. Despite this, data from IHS market shows that construction is going strong and showing clear signs of promise.
Brady continued: “Our database shows a mixed picture of what’s emerged so far in the post-Brexit job market. Whilst certain sectors have seen an increase in the number of published jobs – finance for example – others have seen a decrease in hiring.
“Over the next few weeks we’ll be analysing and breaking down these statistics further to give a more in-depth and whole picture of job market trends.”
Kevin’s new column can be viewed next week on the online recruitment magazine Onrec.