London’s financial sector set to lead demand for new workers

Chris Papadopoullos
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Finance executives are planning to raise headcount by more than other professional sectors
THE FINANCIAL services sector is expected to drive London’s professional sector hiring over the next six months, recruiter Robert Half said today.

Financial services firms are keener than others to take on more staff, with 56 per cent of them saying they will be looking to fill new roles during the second half the year.

It compares to 51 per cent of executives across all professional sectors in the capital.

“All of the indicators across the index demonstrate that senior executives in London are hiring for growth. Despite recent news of restructuring in some areas of the financial services industry, confidence levels amongst senior executives in the region are high and momentum will continue to build,” said Matt Weston, a director at Robert Half.

“Companies who are looking to hire financial professionals in the second half of the year should do so with haste or risk losing top talent to competitors.”