New data released by CareerWallet, a recruitment and employment technology company has highlighted the massive impact the pandemic has had on the recruitment sector as job applications in the last quarter of 2021 were 369% higher than the same time in 2020.
CareerWallet, who processes 10 million applications a day believes this increase in applications is due to a renewed confidence in the job market and a backlog of employees who stuck out less than perfect roles due to furlough schemes or fears of changing roles in the midst of the pandemic. According to the report, November 2021 was a record month for applications with almost five times as many applications as November 2020 and the surge continued in December with over three times the applications during the festive period compared to last year.
Craig Bines, CEO at The CareerWallet Group, commented: “Our national report has highlighted how UK employees are returning to the job market in their millions across the UK and this number seems to be continuing to rise month on month. The skill shortages issues have been well documented and as economic fears from the pandemic subside it is now clear that employees are becoming aware of the abundance of new potential jobs available to them.”