Tag Archives: Skills Shortages

Employer confidence at a 12-month high

This month’s JobsOutlook report from the REC shows employer confidence increased again in February and now stands at its highest level in the past 12 months. This reflects the steady improvement in hiring intentions that began in December. The JobsOutlook … Continue reading

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Rise in perm hires January

There was a modest rise in permanent staff appointments for the first time in four months during January, the latest REC/KPMG Report on Jobs published today has revealed. However, agencies’ temporary/contract staff billings fell slightly for the second month running. … Continue reading

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REC Response to Immigration Policy

Following Immigration Minister Damian Green’s speech on increased ‘selectivity’ for immigration policy this morning in the House of Commons, the REC has expressed concerns about the impact on economic growth. Gillian Econopouly Head of Public Policy, who attended the speech, … Continue reading

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Jobs 2012 – The Recruitment Industry Perspective

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has today predicted that the jobs market in 2012 will continue to  deteriorate. Providing a recruitment industry perspective on the jobs outlook, Kevin Green, the REC’s Chief Executive,  says: “The labour market … Continue reading

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13-Year Low on People Leaving Jobs

The number of people leaving their primary occupation between April and June in 2011 was 674,000, or around 2.4% of the UK workforce, a drop of 42% from the peak of 1.17m in 1998, according to Office for National Statistics … Continue reading

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Poor communication skills from UK Bosses

Just one in five UK workers think their boss has good communication skills, according to research from global executive search firm Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann. The research also shows UK workers rate communication skills as most important in a good business … Continue reading

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New work permit categories unlikely to ease skills shortages

A new work permit category introduced today (August 9) for those with ‘exceptional talent’ will do little to help UK employers fill skills shortages, according to leading employment lawyers. According to the UK Border Agency, “This route is for exceptionally … Continue reading

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