The Week in Numbers – 13th May

The Week in Numbers 12m – Number of actions taken by MAS users in 2014/15 – far higher than the organisation’s 4.5 million target 1% – cashback offer for first-time buyers launched by Halifax this week 8 – Number of advice firms issued with Section 166 reports (also known as a skilled persons report) by […]

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April Employment Survey News

Key points from the April survey: Strongest increase in permanent staff appointments in eight months Acceleration of pay growth for permanent and temporary staff Candidate availability deteriorated further   The main findings for April are: Permanent placements growth accelerates… The number of people placed in permanent jobs by recruitment consultants continued to rise in April. […]

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Telephone Interviews – A Serious Business

Recruiters reveal an alarming level of complacency by job applicants during important telephone interviews Distractions detract from telephone performance Going to the toilet, having a bath, eating a meal, walking a dog, breastfeeding a baby, arguing with a family member. These are all perfectly normal human activities; and they are all things that recruitment candidates […]

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Recruitment in the UK rises at fastest rate in five months

Key points: Stronger growth of appointments Record decline in availability of candidates Starting salary growth close to June’s high The main market indicators for July are: Acceleration in growth of staff appointments… Greater numbers of people move into permanent and temporary roles during July, with rates of expansion accelerating to five- and seven-month highs respectively. […]

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