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 […]

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Growth in permanent placements slows slightly in December

Key points from the December survey:   Slightly weaker rise in permanent placements…   Candidate availability declines at weakest pace for over three years   Growth in permanent staff placements softens slightly… A further increase in permanent staff placements during December, though the rate of growth softened slightly from November’s nine-month peak.   Softer decline […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Pay Is Not Only Workers Gripe

    A Job Exodus Trends poll carried out in December 2015 by Investors in People has found that many employees want improvements in the quality of their working life more than they want a pay rise.  In the survey, employees across the UK were asked to choose between a 3 per cent increase in […]

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Pension Plan Pay Warning

  Just one in ten self-employed workers paid into a personal pension plan in 2013/14, according to an analysis by pension firm Prudential of the most recent data made available by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Office for National Statistics.   This is a sharp drop on the 2001/02 figure of 34 per […]

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Golden Oldies

Do you want to hire ambitious young go-getters or experienced staff with a touch of silver in their hair?   The FSB survey of attitudes to skills reveals the older generation offer far more than their millennial rivals.  We asked employers “which skills are most lacking?” in recruits under the age of 24 and over […]

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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 […]

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November Job Market Report

Report on Jobs – November Key points from the October survey: Growth of both permanent placements and temp billings accelerates Salaries continue to rise strongly Candidate availability remains tight Faster growth of permanent and temporary appointments… October data signalled a further increase in permanent staff placements. Growth was solid and the sharpest in four months. […]

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