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An upsurge in employment opportunities is great news for jobseekers!

An upsurge in employment opportunities is great news for jobseekers!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The last year (and a bit), it’s safe to say, has not been an easy one for anyone, least of all jobseekers and those looking to change careers, move up a step or in a fresh change of direction. What was once a fairly commonplace process became near-impossible for many people, as the pandemic and the UK’s subsequent lockdowns meant most business was put on ice. But we are slowly nearing the end of the tunnel. Although the Delta variant ...

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Returning to the office post-pandemic

Returning to the office post-pandemic

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

With the vaccination drive so far proving a rousing success and COVID-19 restrictions gradually easing across the UK, many businesses are now looking at a feasible return to the office workspace. Although the overall picture differs depending on where in the UK you are — with Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland all presenting different roadmaps for lifting coronavirus restrictions, it is hoped that most of the count...

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Changes in the National Living Wage from April 2021

Changes in the National Living Wage from April 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021

From 1 April, those earning the National Living Wage across the UK will see an increase in their pay, in what is welcome news to the UK’s lowest-paid workers. For some lucky folks, it’s going to mean a pay increase of almost 9% — and that’s not an April Fool’s joke! According to the changes set down by the Spending Review, conducted by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak in November 2020, the NLW is set to rise from 1 April....

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More than half of UK firms plan to recruit this spring!

More than half of UK firms plan to recruit this spring!

Monday, March 01, 2021

More than half of UK employers intend to recruit staff in the next three months, according to new research. The human resources body, the CIPD, said it was the first positive signs for employment prospects it had seen in a year. About 56% of 2,000 firms surveyed planned to hire in the first three months of 2021. The sectors with the strongest hiring intentions include healthcare, finance and insurance, education and ICT. "Our findings suggest...

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New REC report points to positivity

New REC report points to positivity

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Industry Trade Association the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) have published a new report today, revealing some interesting findings about the recruitment sector and our significant contribution to the economy. The report was compiled as they wanted to look at the socio-economic impact of recruitment and how our industry sector could support the UK' economic recovery – the results of the report are fascinating! Below ...

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