The number of people looking for new opportunities is on the up, with NIJobs recording a 20% rise in applications for roles in the first three months of 2022, compared to the same period last year. Post pandemic re-evaluation of career choices and the current cost of living may be factors in driving the increased interest in job hunting.
According to the latest report, demand for certain skill-sets remain high. These include roles within HR, Legal, Marketing, Secretarial & Admin, Banking, Financial services & insurance, Construction, Architecture & Property, Publishing, Media & Creative Arts and Public Sector industries. Riada regularly recruit for valuable and rewarding career opportunities within these industries across the UK & Ireland.
Employers are encouraged in the report to adapt, rethink and be more flexible in their approach in order to attract the best candidates. The rise in cost of living will mean candidates searching for employers who do offer more flexible working arrangements, hybrid or remote working and competitive salaries. Candidates are also placing more value on workplace well-being, particularly interested in specific initiatives and incentives offered to employees within their place of work.
Riada are working in partnership with leading employers, local businesses and award winning international companies. We have increased the amount of job and career opportunities advertised on our website. Riada have advertised 35% more vacancies in the first 3 months of 2022 compared to last year, ensuring we offer quality job opportunities to meet increased candidate demand.