Robert Walters European Job Index – Q4 2014
10th February 2015
The number of jobs advertised in Q4 2014 in Ireland increased by 26% year-on-year, according to the latest Robert Walters European Job Index. This represents the largest year-on-year increase in advertising volumes across Europe, followed by Germany, Switzerland and France which saw adverts increase by 23%, 12% and 11% respectively.
The figures reflect the increased levels of job activity across all sectors, following a year of strong economic growth in Ireland. Signalling growing candidate confidence is a 33% year-on-year increase in senior management and strategic roles, as well as a 30% rise in secretarial and support roles advertised, clearly demonstrating that businesses are recruiting at all levels. Businesses are increasingly hiring at an executive level, looking for senior professionals with over 10 years’ experience.
Louise Campbell (pictured), Managing Director Robert Walters Ireland, said: “In a clear sign that both business and candidate confidence have increased, job advertisements surged in the last quarter of 2014. Bolstered by the strong economic growth in Ireland last year, one of the strongest in Europe, we saw both foreign multinationals and domestic businesses investing in growing headcount, irrespective of sector.”