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A look back at 2015
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We’ve taken a look back at the automotive job market in 2015. Here are our key findings.

 
The automotive job market continued to be very buoyant throughout the year. In a survey we carried out with employers, 50% said they had increased the size of their workforce during the year and over half were concerned about loosing employees in 2016. Almost all are taking new steps to help attract and retain the best employees.

 
At Copeland we continued to experience a demand for quality candidates which outstripped the supply – with a particularly wide discrepancy at the 5 -7 years of experience level. We filled more vacancies than ever before with Sales/Business Development roles being the most frequent role we were asked to fill.

 
In general there was a high level of confidence with employees with many new job seekers expressing an interest in progressing their career. The biggest motivator for seeking a new role was to find more stimulating work – closely followed by better compensation. However we noticed an ever-growing trend for passive job seeking with many candidates waiting to be approached via social media platforms rather than actively applying for jobs.

 
For a more detailed look at automotive job market trends and salaries during the last year, look out for our salary & benefits survey which we will published early in the New Year.

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