The extension to the Brexit deadline appears to have sparked a recruitment drive amongst London employers, according to new figures from Tiger Recruitment.
The London-based recruitment consultancy, which specialises in business support roles across all industry sectors, saw a 29% month-on-month increase in new roles in the first two weeks of April, and an 85% rise in new clients over the same period, compared to the first two weeks of March.
Tiger Recruitment CEO, David Morel, puts the boost down to a shift in attitude amongst employers towards the Brexit uncertainty said, “It’s highly unusual for us to see a spike in hiring at this time of year. It seems that many employers had put their growth and hiring plans on hold until a Brexit deal was agreed, but the latest delay has convinced many to plough on regardless.
“Not only do they now have six months’ reprieve until the new deadline, but smart businesses have also decided to break out of the ongoing limbo they’ve found themselves in over recent months. By ramping up their hiring, they’re taking back control of their business fortunes.”