Categories: Recruitment News

Recruitment News for January 2024

January 22, 2024

Now that we are a couple of weeks into the new year and figures are in for the last quarter of 2023, it's interesting to see that job vacancy numbers across the UK dropped for the 18th consecutive month. Vacancy numbers fell on the quarter for a record 18th consecutive…

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Make your CV stand out in 2024!

December 22, 2023

With the jobs market starting to slow down to pre-pandemic levels, companies becoming more selective when it comes to making hiring decisions, and more candidates on the market due to redundancies, it's time to make sure that your CV is working for you! Despite the rise of AI writing tools…

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UK Recruitment News – Autumn 2023

November 24, 2023

With the end of the year fast approaching and the festive season nearly upon us, this is usually the time we start to see a flurry of recruitment activity. Was that the case this October? In this comprehensive update, let’s delve into the key developments that shaped the recruitment industry…

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National Minimum Wage to increase from April 2024

November 24, 2023

Despite the cost of living crisis causing much of the UK to struggle to make ends meet, many people are still forgoing work altogether. The number of people who aren’t working despite having no illness or disability could be as high as 300,000, and one of the reasons for this…

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What Is the New Flexible Working Bill?

October 3, 2023

It’s fair to say that life hasn’t exactly been stable these past few years. The need for flexibility, both at work and in life, has become a sticking point for many for obvious reasons. Last May, 39% of UK adults worked from home at some point in the week, and…

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Are UK Bosses Right to Enforce a Return to Office Working?

September 11, 2023

Could we have survived the pandemic without Zoom? That’s debatable, but most of us used this vital app to keep in touch with friends, host game nights, and, yes, even work. So, it’s with some degree of sadness and confusion that Zoom recently decided that workers simply have to return…

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Why are job applicants ‘Ghosting’ potential employers?

August 23, 2023

Ghosting. It used to be confined to the dating world, but over the past few years, we’ve seen a slew of poor employers dealing with this recent rejection, too. What is ghosting in the recruitment world, you ask? Simply put, it’s when a prospective employee just... disappears. You can imagine…

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UK Wage growth hits a record high, despite a slower jobs market

July 20, 2023

Despite a lot of fear mongering these past few months, the UK jobs market has continued to defy expectations. More and more people are looking for jobs in a shrinking market. In the UK, there were roughly 1.05 million open positions in the three months leading up to May 2023,…

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Help! Is my job going to be replaced by A.I?

June 20, 2023

"The robots are coming! The robots are coming!" Yes, it looks like the day has finally arrived. Artificial intelligence, AI, has finally evolved and is coming for everyone's livelihoods. At least, that's what the latest cascade of news articles would have us believe. You don't have to look very long…

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Is it safe to change jobs right now?

April 14, 2023

There has been a lot of doom and gloom circulated in the press recently regarding the economy, but it looks like the clouds are parting, and sunshine might finally be streaming through.  That’s not only because it’s spring; the latest outlook is that the UK will avoid a recession and…

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2023 – A busy year for employment law changes

January 17, 2023

Now that we have been back in the office for a couple of weeks and have well and truly blown off the post-Christmas cobwebs, it’s time to give you a taster of some of the proposed (and confirmed) employment law changes, that may have some bearing on your recruitment activities.…

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Unsure about looking for a new job in 2023?

January 11, 2023

With the UK job market on the rise, now’s the best time to search for a new job. Whether you're an experienced professional looking for a career change, or a recent graduate just starting out, it's essential that you keep up with the current trends and skills in demand. This…

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