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No place for ‘male banter’ in job adverts

Following the revelation that a ‘boutique secretarial recruitment company’ posted a job advert on LinkedIn and Guardian Jobs which included the ‘ability to deal with the 'male banter' and to be sociable but not distracting’ as part of the spec. Ann Swain, Chief Executive at APSCo was invited by the BBC to share her thoughts.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 2 February 2018

Search for staff gets tougher as vacancies reach record highs

Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), based on data from September-November 2017, show that the number of vacancies has reached a record high for the fourth month in a row whilst real wage growth is still falling. Businesses are still planning to hire and there was a record number of vacancies at the end of last year.

Contributor: Kevin Green | Published: 31 January 2018

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The long-travelling ripples of the Carillion collapse

The collapse of Carillion is, simply, tragic news: the list of major UK services companies is not a huge one and the apparent collapse of one of its number is deeply troubling for the market generally – and perhaps symptomatic of the intense pressures facing the industry today.

Contributor: Kerry Hallard | Published: 20 January 2018

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The top UK cities to find a job in 2018 revealed

Brighton, Manchester and Glasgow are the top cities for work this New Year. New data from the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library, has found that Brighton, Manchester and Glasgow are the top locations to find a new job this year, showing great promise for local job hunters looking for work in these areas.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 17 January 2018