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On the road to recovery
Recruitment: The first steps on the road to recovery

​The Recruitment industry is almost unique in that it can herald the first indicators of a growing or a struggling economy. It forms a thermostat on the wall of the world indicating which areas are...

What was announced in the 2021 budget review
How does the 2021 budget affect you?

​In his annual Budget review Rishi Sunak has vowed to ‘protect jobs and livelihoods’. A bold statement and one that he, and the rest of the government, need to deliver on for our economic and publi...

The time to start recruiting for 2021 is now
January 2021: The Starting Line

​The new year is always a good time to take stock of what is going on around you. The jobs market is always a good place to start, giving you an indication of the shape of the world around you and ...

Minimum wage goes up to £8.91
National living and minimum wage increases in 2021

​In the Government’s 2020 spending review, presented by Rishi Sunak on the 25th November, they confirmed that the National Living Wage (NLW) will be increasing in 2021.Here is a table outlining the...

How will changes to IR35 affect you?
What is IR35 and how will it impact you?

​If you are a contractor or a company that employs contractors, you are going to want to know as much about IR35 as possible. Draft legislation that was introduced in the 2020 Finance Bill has alre...

Brexit has had massive impacts on the temporary hiring market in the UK
How is Brexit going to affect the temporary hiring market

​In the latest Labour Force Surveyby the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in February 2020, an estimated 2.31 million EU nationals were working in the UK. That amounts to just over 14% of the UK...

Engineering in Manufacturing
Engineering: The saviour of UK manufacturing

​The whole world has seen the vital part engineering has played in fighting the pandemic. Without engineers, the Nightingale hospitals would never have been built, the Ventilator Challenge would ne...

Employers are seeing huge rises in applications
As applications rise, time to hire increases

​As the government winds down its furlough scheme, concerns are mounting over the pace of Britain’s economic recovery and the fate of many employees who won’t be welcomed back to work after furloug...

Now is the time to adapt your business to digital
Adapt & thrive: 5 jobs in demand during & after lockdown

​We are just now venturing into a whole new world, as employees begin to come back to work and businesses reopen their doors after a time which can only be described as extraordinary. Those that ca...

How will Brexit affect the jobs market?
Brave NEU world: Business and jobs after Brexit

​Three years of campaigns, negotiations, delays and uncertainty have finally come to a head; on 31st January 2020, the United Kingdom formally exited the world’s largest trading bloc. For businesse...

Renewable power a focus of recruitment for the future
Powering up recruitment in the energy industry

​As reports of the terrible impact human activity is having on the planet have been increasing, so have levels of consumer awareness. With views on climate change, pollution, wildlife decline and h...

July 2018 candidate shortages.
Candidate Shortages Continue to Hit the UK

July has arrived and it’s about time that we take a mid-year look at what the employment market is doing. Trends for 2018 have been largely positive with unemployment down to 4.2% (as of Feb-Apr 20...

Demand for Staff is high
Beginning 2018 on a High

Recent statistics reflect the happy trend that recruitment in 2018 is on the up for job seekers and recruiters alike!2017 saw the number of people finding jobs through recruiters rise, even whilst ...