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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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02 Oct, 2015

UK businesses risks slow growth

New research revealed today by professional network LinkedIn suggests that slow adoption of new skills in the recruitment industry may be impacting the growth and productivity of UK businesses. A study of 500 senior HR and recruitment professionals revealed that nearly one in three (31 per cent) admit they...

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23 Sep, 2015

Employers and government must do more to help low-paid workers

As businesses across the economy struggle with skills shortages and seek to improve productivity, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC’s) latest research looks at the motivations of low-paid workers in the UK. The report, called Getting On: What pay and progression looks like for low-paid workers today, gives an...

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23 Sep, 2015

What you do as a job is the most important decision in life

Choosing what job to do is more important than deciding when to start a family, whether to get married, and where to live, according to the results of a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Given a list of ten life decisions...

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22 Sep, 2015

Construction and Transport Industry

Employer demand is outpacing jobseeker interest in the construction and transport sectors, jobsite Indeed can reveal. While job growth in the construction industry has increased 10% in the last quarter, jobseeker interest in these positions has remained stable since the beginning of 2015.  Similarly, Transport has seen a 13%...

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22 Sep, 2015

UK IT sector

Research on IT contractor recruitment from temporary labour specialist Comensura has shown that although recruiters claim that overall availability of temporary IT professionals and contractors is high most are still finding it a challenge to fill certain specialist roles. Typically it is niche, specialist skills sets that are proving...

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12 Sep, 2015

UK graduate over-qualification

Government statistics cited by the Universities Minister this week disguise the extent of graduate over-qualification in the UK according to the CIPD and the Edge Foundation. Universities Minister Jo Johnson said in a speech on Wednesday 9th September at the Universities UK Annual Conference that “official statistics show that...

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12 Aug, 2015

Professional hiring up 9%

Professional recruitment firms now have 9% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This is despite the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), revealing that overall employment levels dipped by...

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26 Feb, 2015

Comparison of agency pay rates to permanent salaries

A third of employers (36 per cent) say that temporary workers earn more than they would on a permanent contract at their company, and fifty-six per cent say temporary workers earn the same. Only two per cent say that temp workers earn less, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey...

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10 Nov, 2014

Placements and salaries continue to rise

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. Permanent appointments growth still strong in October, despite easing Pay growth moderates Staff availability continues...

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18 Sep, 2014

Independent professional

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has welcomed a new report calling for freelancing to be put at the heart of public policy. The Freelancing Agenda launched today by the Labour Finance and Industry Group calls for a range of recommendations to make it easier...

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05 Sep, 2014

Demand for staff increases

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. – Demand for staff increases at fastest pace since April 1998 – Growth of staff...

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04 Sep, 2014

Jobseeker confidence

A strong UK labour market and low unemployment is tipping the balance of power back to candidates, with over a third (38 per cent) confident they will get a job within the next two months, according to comprehensive new research by totaljobs.com.  This is a five per cent jump...

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04 Sep, 2014

Economic recovery solid

The UK economic recovery is on solid ground but growth will even out in the second half of 2014 and into next year, the CBI said in its latest economic forecast. The UK’s leading business group forecasts 3.0% growth in 2014 and 2.7% in 2015, unchanged from May. Between...

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