Video Interviews – some tips..

1   Find the best environment and video background Find a private, quiet location where you won’t be interrupted. Find a simple, neutral background and ensure that your shot is well-lit. It’s best to have the light source coming from in front of you. Adjust the lighting if required once the shot is set up. 2   Technology & MS Teams You will need a laptop with a webcam,…

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COVID-19 pandemic leads to record fall in hiring activity in April

Permanent placements decline at record rates Renewed falls in both starting salaries and temp pay Demand for staff deteriorates at fastest rate in series history Permanent staff appointments fall at record pace The number of people placed into permanent job roles in the South of England fell for the second month running in April. Furthermore, the rate of decline gathered pace since March and was the most severe in…

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Severe drop in recruitment activity during March

Quickest drops in permanent placements and temp billings since early-2009 Staff vacancies decline Slower increases in pay for both permanent and temp staff The coronavirus pandemic has put the labour market on pause. It does mean massive disruption in the short term, but we need to remember that this has to be done in order to protect businesses and save lives.What we should be concerned about is how we…

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Furlough – what does it mean?

From relative obscurity just weeks ago, the term furlough has suddenly dominated the public lexicon. You’ll see it splashed all over newspaper headlines, printed across Government updates and probably mentioned in workplace conversations, but what does this weird term actually mean? In early March, the Government and specifically Chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced that it would put in place measures to ensure that the vast rate of widespread redundancies across…

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Coronavirus: Your Employment-related Questions Answered

What are our obligations from a health and safety perspective in relation to our staff? Employers have a duty to ensure the health and safety of their employees and non-employees (contractors, members of the public, etc.) so far as is reasonably practicable. This would include taking reasonable steps to control the spread of the coronavirus at sites under the control of the employer. Employers should carry out a risk…

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The exemption from disclosure for confidential employment references….

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), which implemented many of its provisions, are now over a year old.  The aim of the GDPR was to increase the protection of individuals’ personal data.  Employees are better informed than ever of their data protection rights, with employers receiving an increased number of subject access requests from their employees. Interesting, however, under the DPA, individuals…

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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. Permanent placements vacancies continue to rise at a slightly faster pace than that for…

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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 attributed to a strong demand for staff and a greater willingness among candidates to…

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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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