“It certainly felt like a uninspiring month. The market was volatile and it was tough on organisations. Hiring was restricted and organisations were slow to release jobs. So the numbers were somewhat comforting and perhaps there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
"The referendum is at the end of Q2, so any pickup in jobs activity will be dependent on the polls ahead of the referendum. If it’s very close, we might have to wait for Q3 before hiring gets going again. However, it is quite precarious out there”
“The growth in jobs was driven by the asset management industry,” said Enver. “There is growth and demand in that sector and the UK is in prime position to take advantage of this trend, which we believe will be a theme throughout 2016.”
"Good news for job seekers, as vacancies in financial services are up 16% on the year, and over 60% of executives expect to hire more staff in 2016."