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Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide

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How the guide will help your organisation:

  • Explore the findings of the Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide, based on our survey of almost 23,000 employers and employees.
  • Benchmarking your pay and that of your team against salaries split by profession and UK region.
  • Discover recruiting trends across 12 different specialist and technical areas.
  • Request your copy of the guide and secure a meeting with one of our specialist consultants to discuss what the findings mean for your organisation and how best to tailor your talent attraction strategy.


Key findings include:

  • Despite market uncertainty, employers’ business outlook remains stable, with 95% expecting business activity to increase or stay the same in the year ahead.
  • Hiring plans are at their highest since our survey began, with over three-quarters of employers planning to hire staff over the next year.
  • Challenges finding the right candidates persist, as 92% of employers say they have experienced skills shortages within the past year.
  • Skills shortages are threatening both employee morale and hiring plans.
  • Almost half of employers expressed concern about competition from other employers when hiring in the year ahead.
  • Salaries have risen to address skills gaps, but this is not enough to retain staff.
  • Employers continue to underestimate the appeal of offering a positive work-life balance to prospective employees, and the value this can have as a tactic in competing for talent. Only 18% of employers think work‑life balance is important to attract staff, while 30% of professionals prioritise this when considering a new role. 

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