20 Jul 2017

Last week, we reported on the continuing trend of higher demand for staff. This week, more good news follows for skilled jobseekers – according to data published this week courtesy of the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC). Its July JobsOutlook survey revealed somewhat buoyant business confidence. Just over a third of UK employers think that economic conditions […]

11 Jul 2017

(Sector) demand for permanent staff Demand for permanent staff persisted yet again in June, according to the latest Markit/REC Report on Jobs. With a job vacancy index of 63.0, proving to be a slight dip from May’s 63.6, the figure remained well above the neutral 50 – pointing to a further “sharp increase” in the […]

04 Jul 2017

The IT sector is always evolving, meaning that every day presents either new challenges or opportunities to businesses looking to stay ahead of the competition. So, it’s becoming increasingly vital for employers to hire the most talented specialist IT professionals around – including you. With this in mind, we break down the steps to ensure […]

26 Jun 2017

Behind every successful senior manager or director, you’ll typically find a personal assistant (PA). Working as the first point of contact for C-level executives’ coworkers and clients, PAs are the discreet powerhouses who handle everything from screening phone calls plus handling email enquiries to managing daily diaries to taking meeting notes. Clearly, the appeal of […]

07 Jun 2017
Demand for highly skilled jobseekers

As we look ahead to tomorrow’s General Election and the implications on the UK jobs market, following whichever party forms the next government, newly published data reveals that jobseekers are in demand more than ever.   The latest Markit/REC Report on Jobs highlights that demand for permanent and temporary staff in May reached a 21-month […]

25 May 2017
HR is a popular career choice

This month’s ONS UK Labour Market reveals some pleasing news. Amid a rising number of people in work, the employment rate remains at 74.8% which is the highest on record; pointing to a buoyant jobs market. With this data in mind, we take a look at how recruitment activity has recently fared within the Human Resources […]

23 May 2017
IT professionals in high demand

The latest ONS UK Labour Market brings a positively inspiring outlook for jobseekers. The unemployment rate has continued to fall. Meanwhile, the number of people in work has reached 31.95 million, with the employment rate at 74.8% which is the highest since records began. Both findings continue to indicate a resilient job market – welcome […]

10 May 2017
Skilled jobseekers can look forward to higher starting salaries

Jobseekers in the UK are looking forward to higher starting salaries, following the sharpest fall in 16 months in the availability of permanent and temporary candidates – according to a report that otherwise paints a general positive outlook. The latest Markit/REC Report on Jobs reveals that 38% of 400 recruitment consultancies reported a lower number […]