15 September 2017
The UK construction industry has seen its growth slow down within the last 3 months a new
study has suggested. Research from Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) found that
the commercial sector index reading fell below the 50 mark (50 separates expansion from
contraction), meaning work volumes are falling.
Besides last year’s post-EU referendum fall, it is the first time commercial activity dropped since
2013. Overall, growth slipped from 54.8 in June to 51.9 in July.
Residential building was the strongest performing sector in July, but its latest rise was the
slowest for three months.
However significant increase within the civil engineering sector has increased the demand for
more talented staff and recruiters including ourselves at Zenrec Recruitment are seeing
invaluable assets to helping business find candidates that have particular requirements to fill
each job role. The benefit for companies means less time is spent on training and looking online
Coly Robb from Zenrec Recruitment, Northern Ireland Recruitment Company states, “We have
seen a very steady increase across all vacancies and we haven't dropped off during tricky times
of year, the Northern Irish market is certainly open for hiring and seeking talented individuals
within the Recruitment Sector”. He added, “Some of our latest roles include Engineer
Graduates, Shovel Drivers, Business Development roles within leading construction companies,
Bid Managers, Electrical Panel Builders, Electrical Technicians and more.
It’s no doubt however within the UK that due to uncertainty surrounding Brexit, companies have
adopted more cautious recruitment policies, are planning smarter and using the right channels
and support for what recruitment requirements they have.
If you are a business owner and looking for advice about hiring within your company get in
touch with Zenrec Recruitment on UK +44 (0)28 3815 1112, ROI 0044 28 3815 1112 or email
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needs, read our latest article on the right path to recruitment for more information.