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28 Oct, 2013

Changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules mean positive changes for UK business

From the beginning of October 2013 the UK’s Immigration Rules have been amended with specific reference to business visitors and overseas workers coming to the UK under Tier 2 of the Points Based System. This change is sure to have a positive and wide ranging impact on UK businesses...

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12 Sep, 2013

Jobs and growth

The Party Conference circus rolls into town next weekend with the Lib Dems in Glasgow, followed by Labour in Brighton, and the Conservatives in Manchester. We will be in amongst it, fighting our industry’s corner and providing regular updates from various fringe sessions and networking events. Jobs and growth...

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12 Sep, 2013

ONS figures show jobs market is on road to recovery

Commenting on today’s employment figures from the Office for National Statistics, director of policy of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation Tom Hadley says: “The jobs market continues to be on the road to recovery and there are signs that this recovery is accelerating. We’ve seen job vacancies rising to...

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12 Sep, 2013

Labour Market continues to generate jobs

Commenting on the latest Labour Market Statistics released today by the Office for National Statistics, CIPD Chief Economist Mark Beatson said: “Today’s headline figures continue the pattern of recent months, with increased employment and a smaller, although welcome, reduction to unemployment, which is now below 2.5 million. “These results...

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10 Sep, 2013

REC Audited Education panel

The first REC Audited Education panel is set to meet this week to bring together recruiters working in the education sector with key stakeholders. Chaired by Professor John Howson, from the University of Oxford, the panel will offer the opportunity for representatives from key education bodies to raise and...

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09 Sep, 2013

REC/KPMG Report on Jobs

Key points: – Fastest rise in short-term appointments since July 1998 – Permanent placements growth eases, but remains strong – Total vacancies increase at sharpest rate in over six years – Permanent salary inflation strongest in five-and-a-half years Summary: The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today...

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09 Sep, 2013

60,000 new job opportunities

Barclays has partnered with the British Hospitality Association (BHA) to support the industry body’s goal of creating 60,000 new jobs in the sector by 2015. The two organisations will use their collective power and flagship employability campaigns to help young people get ready for work, and find quality apprenticeships...

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09 Sep, 2013

Microbusinesses in Britain booming

A study of 300,000 small businesses across the UK has shown a rise in the number of people setting up micro businesses and hiring people for part-time work. The study undertaken by Freelancer.co.uk, the world’s largest small business marketplace, assessed 300,000 businesses over the past 12 months and found...

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03 Sep, 2013

TUC complaint

The TUC’s latest move in complaining to the EU Commission that the UK implementation of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) has not adequately protected agency workers rights is ‘cynical’ says the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC). Adrian Marlowe, chairman of the ARC, said “The AWR came into being after...

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03 Sep, 2013

Rise in global oil and gas activity

The latest joint report from OilCareers.com, the international jobs board for the oil and gas industry, and partner Air Energi, a global provider of manpower solutions to the energy sector, reveals the drive towards extracting oil and gas reserves from unconventional sources such as shale, is putting more pressure...

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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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