Seb O'Connell, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, comments:
“Falling employment figures for the second month might be more than just a statistical anomaly, however we need to wait and see next month’s figures to have a quarterly view before drawing a conclusion.
“Organisations are likely to find a wider overall talent pool but should be prepared for a greater challenge to find the right candidate. This means they will need to be even more diligent about their recruitment and selection processes. In our experience, putting measures in place to check that candidates not only tick the ‘skills and experience’ box, but also fit culturally is vital in order to ensure all employees can make an effective and positive impact on the business."