There are plenty of red flags that the UK is facing a major labour shortage challenge, from the declining number of EU workers coming to Britain, through to employers finding it harder to fill vacancies. With little government reassurance, companies must prepare for all eventualities, including an exodus of EU workers.
Published: 14 August 2018
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has today released its latest Report on Jobs, revealing that while job vacancies have grown at their fastest rate since November 2017, the number of placements in permanent positions have hit a nine-month low.
Published: 12 August 2018
Next Government must invest in industry or communities will pay the price. The UK has lost almost 600,000 manufacturing jobs in the past decade, a new investigation by GMB has shown. Figures show that 599,100 jobs in the sector disappeared between 2007 and 2017, a massive fall of 17%.
Published: 6 June 2018
April jobs figures remained largely flat, month-on-month, with a mere 2 percent decrease. As was the case in 2017, April saw markets shift course after the first quarter (Q1) was marked by decline. “Paired with the hiring energy we’re seeing on the ground, if 2017 is anything to go on, we’re in for slow but steady growth in the months ahead".
Published: 19 May 2018
The pace of expansion was the softest seen in 2018 so far. In contrast, growth of temp billings picked up from March’s 13-month low. Candidate availability for both permanent and temporary roles declined further at the start of the second quarter. Furthermore, the rates of reduction quickened to three- and five-month records, respectively.
Published: 14 May 2018
A staggering 92.5 percent of Brits have got away with lying on their CV, with nearly three quarters (71.6 percent) stating that they got the job as a result. That’s according to latest research. The research surveyed 1,000 UK workers and asked them if they’ve ever considered lying on their CV, or to a potential employer, in order to secure a job.
Published: 3 May 2018
Nearly seven out of ten jobseekers (69 percent) think that employers and recruiters should make online job applications more accessible for disabled people, according to the results of a new survey. The survey of 112 jobseekers was run in collaboration between web accessibility company Recite Me and online diversity and inclusion recruitment platform VERCIDA in March 2018.
Published: 25 April 2018
Marketing roles within agencies increased 35 percent year-on-year to March 2018, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), as organisations increasingly look towards outsourcing. The number of marketing vacancies as a percentage of all available roles, increased by 1.68 percent year-on-year.
Published: 21 April 2018
Active job seeking in the UK has steadily increased by 5% over the last year, according to new data from CEB, now Gartner, with less than one third of employees reporting high intent to stay with their existing employer. However, job seekers are demonstrating increasing caution amid low wages and Brexit uncertainty, which is changing the face of the UK labour market.
Published: 10 April 2018
The number of EU workers actively searching for jobs in the UK has dropped by 11.4 percent since the referendum. The UK jobs market that employed 2.35 million EU nationals in 2017 has seen the biggest backlash from Romanian job seekers, with Romanian search traffic to UK jobs dropping by 52 percent, followed closely by Portugal (42 percent) and Poland (35 percent).
Published: 5 April 2018