Growing demand for quality candidates

Growth in permanent placements….. The key points from the March 2017 survey: The demand for staff holds close to its strongest for 18 months with sustained growth in permanent placements Salaries continue to increase.. However, the number of candidates available for permanent vacancies has reduced Growth of permanent placements increases at softer pace Latest data points to sustained growth in permanent placements during March. Although the pace of expansion…

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Changing employers is becoming a more attractive option for those looking for more money…

Growth in placements reaches one-year high Key points from the February survey: Permanent placements increase at quickest pace in one year… Demand for staff reaches 18-month peak Although permanent placements have hit a 12 month high, businesses across the UK are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit for permanent roles. The big question still remains about how employers will fill their vacancies. There are  acute staff shortages in a…

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Permanent placements see stronger growth in October

Key points from the October survey: Permanent placements growth reaches eight-month high  Demand for permanent candidates at its highest since May Decline in staff availability Despite ongoing uncertainty the UK jobs market is thriving again in most areas of the UK. Job vacancies are back to levels not seen since April, and for the third consecutive month recruiters have reported an increase in the amount of people finding permanent…

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Hidden Talent

Many small businesses who struggle to recruit the skills they need could source from an often overlooked source of talented employees…those with a disability.. In numbers 6 Million. The number of people of working age in the UK who are disabled or have a health condition, according to the government’s Disability Confident campaign. 83% The proportion of disabled people who acquire their disability while at work (disability confident) 520,000…

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Quick stats

Pensions uncertainty Almost half of business owners without a workplace pension scheme are still unclear about their responsibilities, with a quarter not confident their business can cope. and FSB pole has found… 26% The proportion of small firms that say they would recommend their bank to others – up from 23% in 2014. £255bn The amount owed by British small firms in late payment according to insurance firm Zurich.

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Report on Jobs: South (ex London) – March 2016

Key points from February survey: Slower demand growth and less marked drop in supply of permanent candidates… …results in weakest rise in salaries for new starters since October 2014 Growth in temp billings remains relatively subdued Staff Appointment:  Growth of permanent placements remains below 2015 trend Recruitment agencies in the South of England reported a further rise in full-time appointments in February. The rate of growth remained above the…

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Report on Jobs – March 2016

Key points from the February survey: Permanent placements increase at quickest pace in three months Permanent salaries rise at stronger rate but temp pay growth eases Commenting on the latest survey results, REC chief executive Kevin Green, said: “The UK labour market is at a critical juncture. Permanent hiring improved last month, demand for staff remains strong, and pay is going in the right direction – but serious threats…

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What Do Staff Want From You?

What better way to let people know they are expendable commodities than calling them ”resources” (human or otherwise)? We all know what we want from our people; the question is how to get it consistently.  The answer, more often than not, lies in understanding what your people want from you. Remuneration, incentives, reward and opportunity are important tools in achieving a “happy advisory family”.  However, if we accept getting the…

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EU referendum: pros and cons of Britain leaving Europe

So what are the advantages and disadvantages of being a part of Europe? Would Britain be better off staying inside the club or going it alone? Trade: One of the biggest advantages of the EU is free trade between member nations, making it easier and cheaper for British companies to export their goods to Europe. Some business leaders think the boost to income outweighs the billions of pounds in membership fees…

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The Week in Numbers – 4th February 2016

15% – Proportion of Ucits funds that could be “closet trackers”, according to the European Securities and Markets Authority 20% – Rise in revenue reported by Mattioli Woods following a spate of acquisitions 30 – Number of sales roles being cut by Aegon as part of a shift towards its platform business £600m – Value of build-to-rent deal entered into by Legal & General with Dutch asset manager PGGM.  The rental income from…

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