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Demand for HR professionals increases as uncertainty ramps up

Demand for HR professionals rose four percent year on year to March 2017 according to the latest data from The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Comment from Ann Swain, Chief Executive – APSCo.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 1 June 2017

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Businesses in panic over recruitment strategy

In a survey for global resourcing specialists, BPS World, has found that 30 percent of companies spend less than a day deciding on which recruitment partner to use every year and 14 percent will use whichever recruiter approaches them. Comment Simon Conington, Founder and MD of BPS World.

Contributor: Simon Conington | Published: 19 May 2017

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Jobs market growth slows

Permanent placements growth slows, but temp billings rise at sharpest pace for four months. Steepest drop in candidate availability for 16 months. Comment REC Chief Executive Kevin Green.

Contributor: Kevin Green | Published: 10 May 2017

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The top five roles in demand across the North West

New market analysis has revealed the top five roles in demand across the North West employment arena including payroll practitioners and maintenance engineers. That’s according to Preston based firm, Clayton Recruitment.

Contributor: Tracy Bolan | Published: 30 April 2017

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Data Scientist’ jobs soar

Advances in tech have boosted Data Scientist roles by 57 percent globally in one year, according to a Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Observatory run by Politecnico di Milano School of Management. Comment from Alessandro Piva, director of the research observatory and faculty member of Politecnico di Milano’s School of Management.

Contributor: Alessandro Piva | Published: 23 April 2017

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Young professionals better equipped than their predecessors

Things could be changing for the next generation of job hunters, as research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that 46 percent of the Generation Z workforce were taught about interview process through education, compared with just 20.4 percent of Millennials.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 3 April 2017

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Labour turnover falls as workers decide to sit tight

Labour turnover fell to 14 percent last year - down from 16 percent in 2015. Biggest drop is seen amongst manual workers where turnover has fallen from 17 percent to 12 percent year-on-year. Comment from Lee Hopley, Chief Economist at EEF.

Contributor: Lee Hopley | Published: 27 March 2017

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Teacher recruitment crisis facing headteachers

An increase in the number of teachers leaving the profession, coupled with an insufficient number of trainees, has prompted warnings from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) that UK schools face an impending recruitment crisis.

Contributor: Kevin Green | Published: 8 March 2017