September Employment Monitor | Significant jobs growth with 29% increase in professional jobs in just one year
Significant jobs growth with 29% increase in professional jobs in just one year
- The number of professional job vacancies increased by almost 30% when comparing September 2014 (10,572) to September 2013 (8,184).
- However, the number of professional candidates available has fallen from 9,670 in September 2013 to 8,930 in August 2014 to 7,400 in September 2014.
- Job seekers market: From IT to accounting, the number of positions exceeds the number of available candidates. As a result, counter offers are prevalent and salaries are increasing.
- Candidates looking at firms’ culture: Many professional seeking employment are looking beyond the standard benefits package on offer and at potential employers’ culture and values.
- Employers need to use data: Organisations need to use data to identify trends and potential employees’ needs. Those who don’t will be more challenged when sourcing the right talent.
Chart 1: Professional jobs
Chart 2: Professional job seekers
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La Crème are a Morgan McKinley Group Company. The Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor measures the pulse of the Irish professional jobs market by tracking the number of new job vacancies and new candidates within the Republic of Ireland each month. See www.morganmckinley.ie for details.