The market reflects the recent Business Tendency Survey, which revealed an 11% positivity rating across all businesses, with finance showing the most positive indicators at 28%.
Business tendency ratings for Q4 2018 show the future employment outlook for business in Jersey is neutral overall at 3%, with most demand coming through finance, which is 12% positive compared to -1% for non-finance.
Employment expectations for 2019 were positive too, at 24% across sectors, with 55% of finance firms expecting an increase in staffing levels.
Shelley Kendrick, Kendrick Rose managing director, said: ‘The latest Business Tendency Survey demonstrates growth in Jersey’s employment market is still primarily driven by finance, and this is replicated in most roles we are placing candidates in.
‘However, as an executive recruitment firm, we also see the wider picture. Q4 of 2018 saw a real surge in activity at Kendrick Rose, a number of new inquiries from businesses looking to set up in Jersey and businesses in the Island already planning budgets and new roles for 2019.
‘We have seen an incredibly busy start to the year, with new vacancies across the whole remit of roles, particularly with tech developments and business change plus key roles at director level and above.’