REC/KPMG: Growth of staff placements eases, but salaries rise at sharpest rate in six years
The latest Report on Jobs from the REC and KPMG for December 2013.
What does the Autumn Statement mean for recruiters?
The Office for Budge Responsibility has revised its GDP forecast up from 0.6% to 1.4% in 2013 and from 1.8% to 2.4% in 2014. With the return to growth well established, the Chancellor could afford to be unashamedly positive perhaps for the first time since taking office, laying out some long-term plans that focus on ensuring the UK economy continues to grow and that the UK workforce can meet the changing demands of that growing economy.
Relationships between clients and agency recruiters becoming more complex - REC
Recruiters will need to up their game to maintain their reputation as the most valued source of quality hires in the eyes of HR professionals, according to a new report published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) today. The Client Paradox: The changing relationship between client and agency recruiter explores employers’ current and emerging recruitment priorities, the key strengths that external recruiters are perceived to have, the areas where agencies need to enhance the value they offer and new market opportunities.
2013 IRP Award winners announced
The REC’s Institute of Recruitment Professional (IRP) Awards were held at the London Marriott Hotel to celebrate recruitment’s top professionals in a ceremony hosted by the BBC’s Jeremy Vine.
REC appoints NSL Validation Solutions as Business Partner
The REC has today announced a business partnership with specialist identity validation organisation NSL Validation Solutions.
Implementing automatic enrolment
The Pensions Regulator has recently carried out a series of ‘fact finding visits’ to recruitment agencies to obtain first-hand knowledge how agencies are tacking automatic enrolment.
REC identifies priorities ahead of the Autumn Statement
The Chancellor, George Osborne, will set out the government’s economic strategy for 2014 next Thursday, 5 December. Ahead of this, the REC has written to the Treasury to highlight the areas, which we believe should be their priorities to support better business growth.
REC responds to CIPD research on zero hours contracts
REC responds to CIPD research, ‘Zero-hours contracts: myth and reality’
Regional voice – Liverpool roundtable flags benefits of REC/DWP Partnership Agreement
As part of the Partnership Agreement between the REC and the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), the latest roundtable between local recruitment agencies and JobCentre Plus officials was hosted at the DWP offices in Cressington House, Liverpool.
National Freelancers Day: Interim Managers are an essential part of the UK workforce
Today marks the fifth annual National Freelancers Day, an event established by the PCG to recognise alternative ways of working and the valuable contribution made by freelancers to the UK’s economy.
REC JobsOutlook: Employers predict rise in demand for permanent and temporary workers
Two thirds of bosses (66%) are planning to increase their permanent workforce in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), up from 58% last month.
HR Calling - The Dos and Don’ts of office support recruitment
The latest REC Office Professionals sector group met with HR Managers from the Financial Ombudsman Service and publishing company, Condé Nast, to explore changes in hiring behaviour.
REC survey shows one in four employers plan to take on seasonal staff this Christmas
A survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has revealed that approximately one in four (24%) of employers will be taking on seasonal staff this year.
Sector focused industrial strategy and the role of STEM
Stimulating sustainable economic growth is key! In recent years the government has refocused its efforts towards developing a long-term industrial strategy that creates policy certainty for businesses.
REC/KPMG Report on Jobs: Permanent salaries rise at fastest rate since December 2007
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market.
REC Drivers: Collaboration key says CILT Transport Managers Forum
The first meeting of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) new Transport Managers Forum, rather controversially titled “Is your O-License safe in the hands of an Agency Driver?”, brought together over forty representatives from UK logistics and haulage firms in the room, along with Beverly Bell, the senior traffic commissioner for the North West, and Andy Mitchell, the head of the Driver CPC Systems Service at the DSA.
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