Nationally skills shortages bite as permanent placements rise at slowest rate in eight months…

Key points from the May survey: Weaker rise in permanent placements amid EU referendum uncertainty Pay growth softens but remains marked. Slower growth of staff appointments… Permanent staff placements continued to rise in May, but the rate of expansion eased to an eight-month low. Temporary/contract staff billings growth also eased, following April’s 13-month high. …despite robust demand for staff Vacancies rose at a marked pace in May, with the…

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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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Market News in brief April 16

Contrasting trends in permanent and temporary appointments The number of people placed in permanent jobs continued to increase during March. That said, the rate of growth eased to a six-month low. Temporary/contract staff billings on the other hand rose at the sharpest pace in four months. Slowest rise in vacancies since June 2013 March data pointed to softer growth of demand for staff. The latest increase in overall vacancy…

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Five rec-tech buzzwords you need to know

Contextualisation – We’re seeing greater sophistication in websites that are “self-aware” and can adapt to different users, depending on the context to them viewing the content – based on things like the time of day, proximity and even the current weather. The aim is to give users more specific, targeted messaging. Re-engagement – This approach is designed to stop candidates dropping out of the application “funnel”, and could be in the…

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February Report on Jobs

Key points from the January survey: Permanent placements growth quickens Permanent salaries continued to increase, albeit at weakest rate in 27 months Candidate availability remains tight Commenting on the latest survey results, REC chief executive Kevin Green, said: “The jobs market has started 2016 with a bang – our latest data shows strong growth in demand for staff and in permanent placements.  Professional service jobs are among those leading…

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January’s Job Market Report

January Job Market Report Key points from the survey: Slower rises in both permanent and temporary staff appointments Permanent salary growth moderates to 26-month low Candidate availability falls at weaker, but still marked, rate   Commenting on the latest survey results, Bernard Brown, Partner at KPMG, said: “Hiring remained slow but steady during December, with businesses and candidates keen to complete negotiations before Christmas. We are beginning to see…

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The Best Way To Resign

When it comes to leaving your job, however tempting the two-finger salute, or the verbal equivalent may be, you should never let your emotions get the better of you. ‘Don’t wait until you’re hopping mad to resign. Do it while you’re strong. And never express your anger to your boss, bide your time and keep it professional,’ advises occupational psychologist Colin Selby. You may have landed the job of…

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‘ALWAYS ON’ WORKERS PUT JOB BEFORE HEALTH SAYS REPORT

48% of UK employees have gone into work when ill in the last year 40% haven’t taken a single day off sick in last 12 months 28% say bosses pressure them into working through illness The health of British workers is threatened by an epidemic of ‘presenteeism’ according to a new report, with research showing that not even lunch, holidays or illness will stop us from leaving our desks….

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