As I write at the start of September our vacancy board has pretty much the same jobs on it as six weeks ago, plus half as many again of new ones that have come in since. We bust our two month target in early July, but since then most companies have struggled to get much
Don’t bank on easy hires as the balance of power shifts in favour of candidates: I can take immense please in saying ‘Told you so…’ if you care to check my blog for February last year. Part of that article was referring to Stephen Hester, the now departing RBS boss. You’ll recall that politics forced
So the stunning news about UK unemployment provided an apt close to 2013. Within just three months of Mark Carney’s forward guidance linking bank rate rises to unemployment, the gap to his trigger point has halved as unemployment fell from 7.8% to 7.4% over the last quarter. With unemployment at its lowest point since 2009,
We can all sense the recovery: The news trumpets growth figures to be proud of and order books are strengthening across all business sectors. However, the challenge of hiring new staff seems to grow with every day. The latest KPMG employment survey highlights that new candidate registrations on jobsites are at a ten year low,
This year the employment news has been widely positive with government, surveys and business leaders all indicating a broad upswing in staffing plans from here on. If the June REC survey is correct, ’60 per cent of companies are now looking to increase headcount’. So where on earth are these candidates going to come from?
It seems that January pay day precipitated the greatest number of resignations across UK industry for many a year. It sounds paradoxical, but if you want to improve your job prospects the best thing you can do is leave your job. It turns out a lot of people have secured a new role in January
So the latest TUC survey shows that whether you can feel the benefit of the economic recovery is dependent on where you live in the UK. No surprises there. London powers ahead followed closely by Manchester and Birmingham, but for most people, in most places, all they know is that life is still tough. The