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Employee insecurity is reshaping labour market

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.

Contributor: Brian Kropp | Published: 10 April 2018

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Brexit backlash: Searches for UK jobs drops

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).

Contributor: Sinead Bunting | Published: 5 April 2018

GMB condemns 4,000 job cuts at Centrica

GMB, the union for gas workers,  says Centrica’s brutal announcement today of a 4,000 further job cuts across the company - which owns British Gas – is an inevitable’ part of a failing plan Iain Conn has implemented since his appointment as CEO. The cuts come on top of 5,000 British Gas job losses since July 2015.

Contributor: Stuart Fegan | Published: 5 March 2018

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Britain’s job creation miracle morphs into a mystery

While the increase in the jobless rate is modest, the last three months of 2017 saw the first quarterly increase in unemployment for nearly two years. And yet at the same time 88,000 more people entered work compared to the previous quarter. Such apparently contradictory numbers are a symptom of the stretched labour market’s mixed messages.

Contributor: Tara Sinclair | Published: 24 February 2018

UK job market continues to flourish, though candidates remain cautious

As we settle into 2018, new data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that the UK job market continues to flourish, with job vacancies and salaries both increasing in the last quarter of 2017. In fact, advertised pay rose by 2.7% quarter-on-quarter and 1% year-on-year.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 27 January 2018