Emails Outside Work..are they illegal?

It is common for many employees to send, read and reply to work emails at all hours of the day and night, including weekends. This change in work culture developed in recent decades and has accelerated with the advent of smartphones. But is this a breach of employment law? The short answer is that ‘it […]

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Recruitment Still Strong despite Brexit…

Despite the uncertainty around Brexit, companies are still recruiting. It’s very much a candidates market at the moment and demand for workers is driving a sharp increase in starting salaries. It’s been getting harder and harder for firms to find good staff and with UK immigration policy likely to tighten, this trend isn’t going to […]

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Market Commentary Nov 18 – Demand still high

Steeper increases in permanent placements Starting salary inflation close to September’s recent high Steeper decline in candidate supply Commentary  “firms continue to hire new staff at near record rates. With the jobs market so heated, businesses across the country, of all types, are struggling to find work ready staff. Some clients tell us they are […]

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August news….Permanent placements rise at slower pace

Key market points: Permanent placement growth softens to nine-month low… Staff vacancies expand at quickest rate since last November Decline in candidate availability eases, but remains historically sharp Commentary The rise in interest rates for only the second time in a decade may leave some people feeling the pinch. But a new job is one […]

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June / July recruitment news….Candidate shortages remains sharp!

Candidate shortages contribute to slower rise in recruitment in June… Key points from June: Permanent placements continue to rise, but not as sharply as previous months Candidate availability deteriorates at steeper pace Robust demand for staff leads to further marked rises in pay Commentary : It’s a great time for people looking to take the […]

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Further marked rise in recruitment

 Key points market indicators : Steep increases in permanent placements Severe staff shortages leads to quickest rise in starting salaries for three years Staff vacancies expand at the quickest pace since last November Despite growth in demand for staff this month, there has been another drop in staff availability. There has been a rise in […]

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May news …Rise in Vacancies…Drop in candidate availability.

Key Points: Continued rise in permanent placements; Growth of demand for staff picks up for the first time in nine months; Steeper decline in candidate availability triggers greater rises in pay. Permanent placements… There has been an increase in permanent placements but the rate of expansion in April was the softest witnessed in 2018. The […]

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Latest market news: High demand for staff but low candidate Availability

 Key points from the March Survey: Permanent placements continue to rise; Growth of demand for staff remains high, but candidate availability drops lower; Starting salaries increase to greatest extent for five months. Growth in permanent placements… Although the rate of expansion has softened from February’s three-year record high, the growth in permanent placements remains sharp. […]

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Inflation Remains at a Record High Amid Candidate Shortages

Key Points from the February Survey: Softer rise in permanent placements High levels of candidate shortages amid high starting salaries Softer rise in staff vacancies Softer rise in permanent placements… The number of people placed in permanent jobs increased in February although at a slower rate than January’s recent high. The continued increase has  been […]

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Is it legal to ask about mental health in job interviews?

Mental health can be a difficult subject for employers and candidates to bring up and discuss although it’s much more open now than ever before. Many organisations are afraid of legal repercussions if they ask too soon or fail to ask at all. Is it legal to ask employees about their mental health during a […]

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