KPMG & REC Report on Jobs May 2022



"I echo Neil Carberry's comments that this is an excellent marketplace for individuals to move on from their current employer and expect a pay rise.

"If you're hiring, be aware that your budget may need reviewing to attract the talent your business needs to thrive or be prepared to be actively hiring for many months to come, with your competitors meeting employee demands where you cannot.

"Your hiring process also needs to be slick, with quick action, speedy feedback and a firm, urgent offer.

"In short, my advice if you're hiring now, is to be open-minded about the skills that you need and those that are nice to have, be willing to train someone into the role, and listen to the needs of applicants so that you can be in a position to meet those needs should you choose to hire.

"Money will not be everyone's main motivator for moving but, in the current climate, it will certainly be in their top three."



Clare Wight is the founder and Managing Director of Clarity Appointments, an independent recruitment specialist. She served time as a Regional Director for The Employment Agents Movement, supporting other independent recruiters.

And she remains an active member of Members Only, a recruitment leadership network promoting high ethical standards, collaboration, diversity, equity and inclusion.

She believes business owners are more fulfilled and higher-performing when they provide emotional and professional business support to other business owners, even those they deem to be competitors. She does this actively, whilst challenging and updating her skills and knowledge of the recruitment sector, enabling her to offer the very best of advice to firms looking to make their next hire.

Clare's also the founder and a contributor to a monthly digest called SME Monthly. SME Monthly is a collaboration with other experts in their field, designed to give SME business owners the tools they need to stay up to date and relevant in a broad range of skills including:


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Clarity Appointments is an independent recruitment agency specialising in accountancy and office vacancies. With a registered office in Stevenage, situated between St Neots and Cambridge, we work within Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, with some clients further-reaching due to work won through referrals.

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