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Government urged to listen following General Election

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Government urged to listen following General Election

Last week’s unexpected General Election result, leading to a hung parliament has prompted a variety of responses from recruitment industry bodies. The overarching verdict is that it will be crucial for the next government to listen to the needs of the UK’s workers by liaising more with recruitment industry bodies, and to prioritise the UK […]

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Agencies warned to check suppliers’ compliance

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Agencies warned to check suppliers’ compliance

A contractor compliance consultancy has warned recruitment agencies to ensure that their suppliers are fully compliant before committing to using their services. 6CATS International has urged agency directors to check that all their suppliers are operating in a completely transparent and legal way in the wake of a fraud case involving Quality Premier Services (QPS), […]

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REC launches commission with a vision for UK’s labour market

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

REC launches commission with a vision for UK’s labour market

In the wake of last week’s General Election, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has announced the ‘Future of Jobs commission’, a strategic review to help recruiters and employers prepare for emerging labour market challenges. Chaired by former employment minister and now Member of Parliament for Tatton, The Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, the Future […]

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Family law and other specialist vacancies increase

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Family law and other specialist vacancies increase

Vacancies in family law practices grew by 47% to the end of April 2017 in the UK regions, with an increase in probate lawyer vacancies of 56% over the 12-month period. That’s according to data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which also revealed that while Real Estate continues to be the largest […]

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Latest ONS figures reveal UK’s lowest unemployment rate since 1975

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Latest ONS figures reveal UK’s lowest unemployment rate since 1975

The latest UK labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment fell to 4.6% in the three months to March, the lowest level since 1975. Estimates for the period between October to December 2016 and January to March 2017 show that the number of people in work increased, the number of […]

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General Election 2017: Recruitment industry responds

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

General Election 2017: Recruitment industry responds

Following the announcement of the forthcoming general election on 8th June, recruitment industry bodies have responded to the main parties’ manifestos and how they could affect recruiters. Very soon after the election was called, The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) urged all parties to set out their respective positions on employment issues, status and tax […]

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APSCo launches new manifesto

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

APSCo launches new manifesto

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) recently launched its new manifesto with key policy recommendations aimed at promoting the value of flexible professional talent for a post-election and post-Brexit economy. The manifesto outlines five main areas of focus: A new tax and regulatory framework – which differentiates highly skilled, highly paid professionals and which […]

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Employers could turn to temps to plug skills gap – REC 

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Employers could turn to temps to plug skills gap – REC

Nine in ten UK employers (89%) will increase or maintain their temporary workforce in the next three months, according to a survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). This is a rise of nine percentage points compared to findings reported in March (80%), suggesting that businesses may become increasingly reliant on temporary workers. The […]

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Permanent placements increase at slowest pace since last September

By   /  May 11, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Permanent placements increase at slowest pace since last September

The latest Markit/REC Report on Jobs published this week has revealed that April saw the slowest increase in permanent placements for seven months, according to survey data provided by recruitment consultancies.  In contrast, temp billings increased at a sharp and accelerated pace that was the fastest seen in 2017 so far. Candidate availability for both […]

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New code of conduct for teacher recruitment

By   /  May 11, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

New code of conduct for teacher recruitment

New guidance for teacher recruitment has been unveiled this week by The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) for their respective members. NAHT’s members will be offered guidance on working with teacher supply and recruitment companies, and will be introduced to APSCo’s new Code of Conduct for […]

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