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· Average salaries fall to yearly low in December
· Salaries dip compared to same month in previous year for only third time in 2013
· Number of new vacancies remains steady, but candidate registrations fall
Salaries down in December
After a largely positive year, December’s fall in travel salaries meant that 2013 ended on a low note. The latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Recruitment Consultancy (http://www.candm.co.uk/)
Analysing the stats, Barbara Kolosinska, sales director at C&M Recruitment Consultancy (http://www.candm.co.uk/
“However, 2013 was certainly a positive period and the fact that salaries increased annually in nine of the 12 months in the year is a great indication of how encouraging it was.”
Christmas distracts candidates from jobs market
In addition to the fall in salaries, December also saw a big drop in the number of new candidates registering for travel jobs, with the figure being easily the lowest seen in 2013. However, the end of the year often results in candidates briefly turning their attention away from the jobs market, with 2012 also following a similar pattern.
In more encouraging news for the industry, travel companies showed few signs of looking to reduce their recruitment drive over Christmas, with December seeing only a minimal fall in new vacancies compared to November and remaining well above the 2013 average.
“It’s no surprise that we saw fewer candidates looking for new jobs in December – the month obviously comes with its fair share of distractions!
“It’s also extremely encouraging to see so many travel companies continuing to make more jobs available, meaning that it could be a great time for candidates to consider re-entering the jobs market.”
All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Recruitment Consultancy and Chisholm & Moore Executive Recruitment.
C&M Recruitment Consultancy was established in 1998 and is the largest and most successful specialist travel recruitment company in the UK.
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