Acre Resources have published an overview of recent hiring trends and shared their findings with IEMA.

Specialist Environment and HSE recruiters, Acre Resources, have published an overview of hiring trends emerging during the first quarter of 2011. It paints an optimistic picture of the marketplace as a whole, with placements up 13% on the last quarter.

James Irwin, Senior Consultant at Acre said "The majority of placements this quarter were roles that have been newly created - which indicates healthy growth in the sector. This trend is seemingly connected to the increasing number of positions where the sustainability function is being incorporated into other roles, particularly within the Health and Safety space."

The average salary of roles advertised was 58,000, and the average salary of positions filled by Acre was 63,000. Although salaries remain strong despite the economic conditions (which correlates with the findings fromIEMA's 2010 Pay & Benefits survey), employers are demanding an ever more wide-ranging skill-set. "We are seeing a push for candidates who not only can implement management systems, but also have proven experience influencing strategy throughout an organisation and a clear understanding of change management," said James.

For more information visit https://www.acre.com/ or call 0203 170 8039.

To view the statistics from Acre visit the Acre blog.