Tag Archives: Contracting News

Scottish Labour Market Improving says Bank of Scotland

The Chief Economist at the Bank of Scotland, Donald McRae, said that “Recovery from the recession is extending to the labour market, with the demand for permanent staff rising at the fastest pace for three and a half years. Permanent staff appointments also increased for the sixth consecutive month, although growth eased from February’s 14-month […]

16% increase in job offers within financial services says Powerchex

Key highlights from the survey included: Confirmed job offers within the Financial Services sector increased by 16% last month Investment Banking recorded 82% more job offers in March compared to February 2011 Stockbroker firms and Investment Management firms increased that recruitment levels by 73% and 56% respectively There were 23% more placements offered and accepted […]

BCC survey does not recognise the important role that agencies play says REC

The survey found that: In 53% of businesses the owner is responsible for recruitment Less than 25% of companies have a personnel department Only 3% of businesses regularly use a recruitment agency 46% of respondents said they would never use a recruitment agency 66% of respondents cited high costs as a reason for not using […]

New Survey reveals that 49% of people would consider working overseas

Key points from the survey: 49% of people are interested in working overseas due to the health of the British Economy 61% of people would be happy to take a cut in salary in order to secure a new position 67% of people think that employers are in the strongest position in the hiring process […]

Surprise fall in Unemployment reported in latest ONS figures

Overall things appear to be on an upward curve, news that will be welcomed by many professional contractors, especially those working in Information Technology. So far this year and also at the back end of 2010 many IT Contractors found a far greater number of opportunities, especially those working in technologies such as .NET, C, […]

Recruitment Agency facing £10m bill under MSC legislation

The Chair of the FCSA, Stuart Davis, said that “This need for appropriate due diligence is the basis of the FCSA Code of Conduct. We would advise all recruitment agencies to apply this Code or simply use FCSA member businesses if it wants to put a PSL in place. The Code demonstrates that FCSA member […]

CIPD calls for Public Sector Job Cut Audit

Recently the latest JobsMarket survey conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG showed that both permanent and temporary staff appointments rose at a slower rate in March 2011 when compared with February 2011. However the real concern was in the difference between private sector and public sector job offers and losses. According […]

JobsMarket Survey show slower growth in March 2011

The Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Kevin Green, said that “The jobs market is still growing but at a slower rate than in February. The report again highlights that the UK has a two-speed labour market with the private sector creating jobs as the public sector reduces employment. The good news […]

Massive Retail Sales drop could hit Contract offers

The Director General of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), Stephen Robertson, said that \”This is the worst drop in total sales since we first collected these figures in 1995. Non-food retailers were particularly hard-hit. This is strong evidence of the pressure customers and traders are under. This year\’s later Easter is a factor but this […]

REC meets BIS to discuss draft AWR Guidance

Speaking following the meeting the Head of Public Policy at the REC, Gillian Econopouly, said that \”This was an excellent opportunity to take stock and to take forward some of the initial feedback and comments we have already received from members.  The draft guidance already provides useful clarity on a number of areas such as […]