2014 was a boom year for the automotive job market. Lots of new jobs were created and salaries at last began to rise. Many employers have had to undertake salary reviews to ensure they are keeping up with the market and can hold on to existing employees and attract the best new talent.
Even with higher salaries on offer, we have still experienced an insufficient talent pool for many roles. There has been a large increase in new jobs being created, many of our clients have expanded teams, often back to pre-recession numbers. This has been particularly evident in field-based sales roles.
In general there is a much higher level of confidence in employees with many new job seekers expressing an interest in progressing their career. However there is 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 in 2014, look out for our salary survey which we will published early in the New Year.