Lintberg Index takes step back despite more new positions
By: Thomas Verbeeck, Managing Director Lintberg
The Lintberg Index, representing a candidate's chances in the top segment of the labour market, took a small step backwards in November, for the first time in four months. Although a record number of new positions has been published in November, the number of Dutch positions unfortunately lagged behind. The number of applications in the past month was still above the 2012 average, but saw a 4% decline as opposed to October. The average recruitment period has seen a small decline, with its current 58 days.
January 2013 will mark the fourth year in a row without the Lintberg Index breaking the 100 point barrier.
The Lintberg Index indicates the monthly changing chances for candidates of finding a new position in the top of the labor market. The weighed index takes into calculation the number of outstanding job opportunities, newly published positions, the duration of the recruiting period and the total amount of applications for 100k+ positions, based on data provided by Lintberg.