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20 Oct, 2016

    UK Labour Market Statistical bulletin October 2016

    The results are out for the UK Labour Market: October 2016, with estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related statistics for the UK. Between March to May 2016 and June to August 2016, the number of people in work and the number of unemployed people increased. The...

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    01 Aug, 2016

      Think Your MBA is Your Ticket to Freedom? Think Again

      Have you just graduated from business school, armed with your MBA and ready to attack the job market? First of all, congratulations! Second, take a seat and consider your current situation. While having an MBA is a great asset, and definitely opens up both exciting career opportunities, and your...

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      22 Jul, 2016

        Brexit plunges UK economy

        Britain’s decision to leave the EU has led to a “dramatic deterioration” in economic activity, not seen since the aftermath of the financial crisis. Data from Markit’s Purchasing Manager’s Index, or PMI, shows a fall to 47.7 in July, the lowest level since April in 2009. A reading below...

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        20 Jul, 2016

          Brexit causing job security fears

          70% of employers have received concerns from staff about job security or right to work in the UK following the vote to leave the EU. The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left many employees feeling vulnerable about their job security, a new CIPD survey has revealed. In...

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          15 Jul, 2016

            Talent boost for the UK’s small enterprises

            A growing trend of professionals moving from large to small companies is providing a welcome talent boost for the UK’s small enterprises, according to new findings released today by the online professional network LinkedIn. The findings – based on a sample of its 20 million UK members – showed...

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            27 May, 2016

              Considering a career change

              Over a quarter of British workers (28%) are considering a career change in the next ten years, with 11% considering it in the next year, according to a new poll commissioned by Oxford Open Learning Trust. Over a third of British workers (34%) that have changed careers saw an...

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              22 Apr, 2016

                The next 5 most important questions you should ask a prospective headhunter – Part Two

                Hopefully you have read my earlier article – The top 5 questions you should ask a Headhunter. If not then I will summarise the main subject areas that should be considered. What methods of headhunting does the firm offer? Retained or contingency? Fee structure Guarantees Promises Headhunting methodologies. So...

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                31 Mar, 2016

                  Digital skills gap

                  British businesses are not doing enough to boost employees’ digital competence, according to new research commissioned by Barclays. While almost half (47%) of all businesses believe better digital skills would lead to a more productive workforce, investment in digital upskilling remains low at only £109 per employee among medium...

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                  31 Mar, 2016

                    Eurozone in deflation

                    Consumer prices in the eurozone fell for the second month running in March thanks again to falling energy prices. Prices were 0.1% lower than a year ago. The figure was a small improvement on February, when deflation was running at 0.2%, but it maintains pressure on the European Central...

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                    23 Mar, 2016

                      Economic conditions are improving

                      Eight in ten employers (79 per cent) believe that economic conditions are improving, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Overall, 81 per cent of businesses plan to hire more permanent staff in the next three months. However, the data also indicates that...

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                      11 Mar, 2016

                        Staff appointments continue to rise at solid pace in February

                        The Markit/REC Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. Key points: Permanent placements increase at quickest pace in three months Temp billings growth remains steady Permanent salaries rise at stronger...

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                        02 Feb, 2016

                          MSC Headhunting supports “Yellow Boats” – GULA BÅTARNA

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                          10 Dec, 2015

                            UK trade deficit widens in October

                            The UK’s trade deficit – the difference between the amount it imports and exports – widened considerably in October, according to official figures. The monthly deficit was £4.14bn, up from £1.07bn in September. Between August and October there was a deficit of £8.4bn, a £2.4bn increase from the previous...

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                            10 Dec, 2015

                              Rising transport costs

                              London’s low-paid workers, already struggling with high housing and living costs in the capital, are being disproportionately affected by rising transport costs according to a new report. The report – ‘Living on the Edge’ – was commissioned by London Councils, London TravelWatch and Trust for London and reveals the...

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                              10 Dec, 2015

                                Personal finance education

                                Two-thirds (64%) of UK employees have never received any personal finance education, according to research commissioned on behalf of the Open University Business School (OUBS) and Share Radio Two thirds of UK staff admit they have never received personal finance education such as how to manage everyday spending and...

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