Equality in employment has always been a bit of a battle, and has been for more than the last 20 years. Race, gender, and religion have all been the subject of reform, and equality in pay and opportunities is always a tough area to cover. These days, age discrimination has become a major issue in recruitment. In comparison to how it was before the recession in 2008, the job market is now incredibly competitive thanks to a number of factors:
- Graduates of higher education are increasing in number, making qualified candidates higher in number
- Able employees who were made redundant during the recession are searching for employment
- Professionals now seek to work longer to receive their pension.