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Recruitment industry turnover up by 11%, finds REC

The UK recruitment industry shrugged off the country’s volatile political and economic climate with industry turnover rising by 11% to hit £35.7bn, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) Recruitment Industry Trends report for 2017/18.

12 December 2018
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Recruitment agency leaders warn of Brexit uncertainty risks

The Brexit impasse, which is showing no signs of being resolved, has led recruitment agency leaders to warn of the dangers of continuing uncertainty and to highlight the need for a speedy decision on the UK’s future relationship with the EU. 

12 December 2018

Apprentice levy drives trend for upskilling rather than for hiring

Employers are increasingly using apprenticeships as a way to upskill existing staff rather than to bring new entrants into their organisations, according to those responsible for training and placing apprentices with employers.

Not all doom and gloom on the high street, says recruiter

You could be forgiven for thinking that it is all doom and gloom for recruiters on the the high street, with Debenhams announcing today that it is looking to close up to 50 stores with the potential loss of 4,000 jobs.

Retail 25 October 2018

Hirers shrug off concerns about economy

Employers are shrugging off their concerns about the prospects for the UK economy by accelerating their plans to hire, according to the latest REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) JobsOutlook report.

Marketing, Transport & logistics 24 October 2018

Recruiters struggle with quality of hire and talent scarcities

The biggest challenge facing recruiters in 2018 is a combination of getting the right quality of hire and talent scarcities, according to the results of a recent survey by recruitment technology firm Oleeo (formerly known as WCN) in association with Recruiter.

20 June 2018

Latest Report on Jobs shows sharp rise in perm placements

Recruiters witnessed a sharp increase in perm placements last month, according to the latest IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs.

UK businesses worry about long-term job creation

UK companies remain optimistic about their ability to generate jobs in the short term but warn that long-term success will depend on whether they can remain competitive if they choose to base staff here, according to the latest CBI/Pertemps Employment Trends Survey.

19 December 2017

Unemployment falls to 1975 levels

The UK’s unemployment rate has plunged to levels not seen since 1975 – the year Margaret Thatcher became Tory leader, Queen first hit number one with Bohemian Rhapsody and no-one had ever heard of Star Wars.

13 December 2017

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Airline pilots: the model for intelligent recruiting?

Artificial Intelligence can help fight the wars for future stars – you need only look at the role of a pilot
 

Rec-to-rec, HR 18 July 2017

Wise up to candidate dissatisfaction

"Transparency, feedback and status updates can help create a good candidate experience – so why are companies still ignoring them?"

HR 16 June 2017
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Video technology: reinventing the interview

To recruit exceptional talent, employers have to challenge both their assumptions and established recruitment 
norms – and the interview itself needs significant reinvention

HR 24 May 2017

Manager vs Leader

Too often organisations neglect to differentiate between managers and leaders. The result? Potentially disastrous.

16 March 2017

Self-employed could be at risk despite record unemployment levels

While unemployment has fallen to its lowest levels in more than 40 years, growth in the number of self-employed people could be at risk.

15 March 2017

Will you be Naughty or Nice

If there’s one thing us recruiters are good at – it’s celebrating and partying.

Rec-to-rec, Hospitality/Leisure 20 February 2017

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