Recruitment industry operating at peak flow commsDealerlogo

Recruitment’s Manic Monday reveals that over 30% of telecoms people would like a new job. With the first week of the recruitment year behind us, 2015 looks set to be the year of much change for most resellers and their employees, writes Clive Jefferys, JMA Network. The first key evidence originates from the rapid rise

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Staff shortages force salary increases to a five year high commsDealerlogo

Our MD, Clive Jeffery, commented in Comms Dealer today: Staff shortages have pushed salary increases to a five year high, with the latest vacancy advertising report by Adzuna jobsite revealing an overall 5.8% increase in new starter salaries offered in 2014, driven mostly by candidate availability falling to an all-time low of 0.89 jobseekers per job.

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National Insurance scrapped on apprentices!

National Insurance scrapped on apprentices! Our director, Clive Jefferys, comments: People who have known me long enough will recall how much I hate Employers National Insurance Contributions. It’s the hidden tax on jobs that hardly any employee knows about, yet as a levy of 11 -14% on every £ paid to staff, it’s a huge

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Excessive overtime indicates widening resource shortfalls in UK economy

Excessive overtime indicates widening resource shortfalls in UK economy! A new survey indicates that overtime by company managers is worth £22billion a year to the economy. I’m not quite sure how anyone can calculate such a significant number, but it does underscore the extreme pressures of modern working practices. Most people complete a day’s work and have

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Just when we all thought Nokia had gone forever…

Just when we all thought Nokia had gone forever… I was still lamenting the demise of the Nokia brand… but it seems there is some life left in our Finnish Grand-dad of Mobile Devices after all! Hurrah! (call me a sentimental old fool if you like) Admittedly it is a product made under licence in Taiwan,

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Zero-Hours Battle Begins – Politics, Brickbats and “Victorian Practices”

Zero-Hours Battle Begins – Politics, Brickbats and “Victorian Practices” According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the politicians are already drawing up their battle lines, sparked by the recent ruling that Overtime should be included in calculating employee’s holiday pay. This was, and in my mind quite rightly, aimed at stopping the exploitation of thousands of people

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