Data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library shows the initial reaction of the UK job market to the Government’s announcement on Monday, which detailed the roadmap out of the latest period of national restrictions.
Job postings leapt up +8.6% the day after the announcement was made and were also up +29.6% on the equivalent day last month.
However, candidate activity was relatively unaffected. Both job views and applications remained level on the previous day and month, with no significant change or boost.
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library said, “After a year of stringent operating restrictions businesses across the country are keen to start moving forward. However, after 12 months of unclear lockdown guidance from the government, many candidates remain sceptical about when the milestones set out in the roadmap will be met.
“As such, hiring professionals shouldn’t expect a surge in applications overnight. Instead, employers will likely have to wait until the first stage of the roadmap is complete before job seeker confidence improves and interest in vacancies increases once again.”
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