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HR salaries and vacancies both on the rise according to Badenoch & Clark

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Permanent vacancies have 1.55% month on month to 1,967 and permanent salaries up 0.08% on average, according to the Talent Spotlight Report from Badenoch & Clark.

HR assistant salaries rose the most, up 1.67% ?month on month to £23,236.

Duncan Ward, operations director, HR, Badenoch & Clark, said: "Whilst contractor vacancy numbers remain fairly static, demand for permanent staff has risen more significantly with 1.55% more vacancies compared to last month. This is driven, in part, by the natural resource sector and the need for language skills in internationally focused roles.

"There is stronger demand for permanent candidates within the natural resources sector. Both big players and newer ventures within natural resources are looking for generalist HR staff at all levels with strong backgrounds from organisations with good global coverage. Having been less affected by current economic volatility, recruitment hasn't been frozen as it has in other sectors.

"Organisations with a focus on growth in emerging markets in particular are placing increased emphasis on language skills. As a result candidates with language skills, as well as HR skills, are in higher demand for internationally focused roles.

"With the financial services and banking sectors still going through significant organisational change, restructuring or change of ownership, change and project candidates are in high demand. HR change managers, TUPE consultants and HR project leads with experience of large scale organisational change are particularly sought after."

The trends described in the Talent Spotlight are based on insight from Badenoch & Clark's industry experts. The market data, is drawn together using market intelligence from job boards, data from all brands within the Adecco Group UK & Ireland, company websites, social networking sites, SalaryTrack, the earnings information service and mysalarychecker.com.