New research from job site Indeed has revealed that optometrist roles are the hardest to fill in the UK, with more than two thirds of job postings lying vacant for at least two months.
The study found that 68.79% of optometrist vacancies posted on Indeed over the past year remained unfilled for 60 days or more, while over half of solicitor’s roles remained vacant over the same period, and 46.32% of surgeon roles were left vacant.
And with the UK employment rate currently resting at a record high, finding the right fresh talent to fill roles has never been more of a challenge for recruiters. The research also indicated that the shortage of staff is most acute in the sectors that are reliant on skilled candidates.
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