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20 Aug, 2013

Employment Agency Standards

Seven out of ten members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) say “the jury’s still out” on whether government plans to re-organise the Employment Agency Standards (EAS) Inspectorate will have a positive or negative impact on the recruitment industry. Most recruiters (70%) taking part in an REC webinar...

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20 Aug, 2013

Higher Education Careers Services

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) has welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees as well as three new additions to the Board of its commercial enterprise, Graduate Prospects. Dr Tim Westlake, Director for the Student Experience at the University of Manchester, joins the HECSU Board...

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14 Aug, 2013

ONS figures

Commenting on today’s employment figures from the Office for National Statistics, CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation Kevin Green says: “The important indicators seem to be moving in the right direction. More jobs have been created and more people are in work. The UK labour market has performed...

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13 Aug, 2013

Staff placements surge in July

Key points: – Permanent staff appointments rise at fastest rate since March 2010 – Strongest increase in temp billings for 29 months – Vacancy growth accelerates to six-year high – Pay growth strengthens Summary: The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive...

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13 Aug, 2013

Employment confidence at its highest

The Summer 2013 CIPD/Success Factors Labour Market Outlook (LMO) survey report, published today, shows that for the sixth quarter in a row, employers expect jobs growth – meaning more openings for job seekers but more competition among employers for the right candidates. The report shows that the net employment...

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13 Aug, 2013

Business owners in the recruitment industry

Micro business owners in the recruitment industry are working an average of 47 hours a week, according to new research revealed today. That’s nearly 47% longer than the average Brit’s working week. The research, commissioned by Penelope, a call handling solution for small businesses, found that entrepreneurs in the...

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12 Aug, 2013

Job confidence on the up

The first national Job Confidence Index, which reveals the state of the nation’s work and employment prospects based on a study by ICM of over 4000 people in England shows an overall job confidence score of 51.8 out of 100. The Index, which is based on seven pillars ranging...

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12 Aug, 2013

Eurozone pay bubble

Although there has been much talk about the decline in real pay levels that resulted from the post 2007 economic decline, workers across the eurozone have actually fared better relative to their company’s fortunes following the downturn rather than during the period leading up to it. The sustaining of...

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12 Aug, 2013

Unfair dismissal claims

Two recent unfair dismissal cases demonstrate the danger of not following correct procedure when dismissing employees. Neither business had proper policies in place, neither followed a code of practice when dismissing staff and both paid the price! Theresa Mimnagh, Associate Director at Lawspeed said: “Coincidentally both of these cases...

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05 Aug, 2013

Growth in economy

The recent GDP figures – which have shown rises of 0.3% and just last week 0.6% – have fuelled the beginnings of a real recovery in the professional jobs market.  The latest data from The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals an upturn in both permanent and temporary...

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05 Aug, 2013

Zero hour contracts in different sectors

New CIPD research suggests that there could be about one million zero hours workers in the UK – but just 14% report that their employer often fails to provide them with sufficient hours each week. The figures released today are early findings from CIPD research designed to investigate the...

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01 Aug, 2013

Reallocating Resource

From October 1st 2013 the Gangmasters Licensing Authority will move away from mandatory inspections for all new license applicants, to a risk-based system, with the GLA using their discretion to decide whether a physical site inspection is required on a case by case basis. A full GLA briefing note...

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