Highest Employment in 11 years

Unemployment at it's lowest for over a Decade, showing the UK jobs marketing has remained resilient despite the warning it would be hit by the Brexit vote.

UK unemployment has fallen by 7,000 to 1.6 million people according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Wages have increased by 2.6% in the last 3 months of 2016 which was faster than the rate of inflation. 


Design and Marketing Jobs on the UP since Brexit

Creative and Marketing are in the Top 10 industries to show an increase in job vacancies post the Brexit decision, which is fantastic news for job hunters.  Design jobs are top of the leader board, showing a staggering 43% increase in jobs since June 2016.  Marketing roles are up by 25%.

The data, which analysed the average number of jobs in the UK’s key sectors in 2016, found that the top ten industries for work in 2017 are:

1.            Design – up 43%

2.            Leisure/Tourism – up 33%

3.            Catering – up 33%

4.            Legal – up 32%

5.            Agriculture – up 32%

6.            Automotive – up 28%

7.            Social Care – up 27%

8.            Manufacturing – up 26%

9.            Marketing – up 25%

10.          Education – up 25%

Good to see that so many industries are growing.  This confidence has to be good for all businesses.  The challenges are to attract the very best people to fill these roles and this is where a specialist, like Green Shoots Recruitment Ltd can help.  With over 20 years recruiting for the Creative, Marketing and Digital sectors we are able to provide the highest quality candidates for your roles.

Data provided by CVLibrary

Heart-Warming Job News for December 2016


Winter brings more business confidence as new job vacancies are at their highest since the Brexit decision. 

Permanent placements and temporary contracts have grown towards the end of the year according to a report by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation).   The demand for permanent and temporary candidates is at its highest since May this year.

In contrast most recruitment agencies are reporting a steeper decline in staff availability across all sectors.  Which is surprising as the report also shows a stronger increase in salaries from October 2016 onwards. 

My query is

Are employees content and happy in their current roles?


Are candidates are feeling less confident about changing jobs?  

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If it’s the latter, the role of recruiters and employers has to be one of reassurance, positivity and confidence to encourage people to seek new and exciting job opportunities. 

Ann Downs

Managing Director of Green Shoots Recruitment Ltd.  With over 20 years Specialising as a Digital, Creative and Marketing Recruiter in the West and East Midlands.


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