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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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