Archive | Blog RSS feed for this section

Unemployment falls to 43-year low, but EU national numbers also down

UK unemployment has fallen to levels not seen for 40 years, according to official figures. The figures from the Office for National Statistics, released this morning, reveal unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36m in the quarter to June. This meant 75.6% of people aged 16-64 were in work – up from 75.1% at the same […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Sickness Absence dropped to record low in 2017

The average number of sick days taken fell to an all-time low last year, as the CIPD warns “unhealthy” working practices such as presenteeism continue to be overlooked by employers. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics showed that employees took an average of 4.1 days off sick in 2017 – almost half the […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Pimlico Plumbers worker wins Supreme Court battle

By Jo Faragher on 13 Jun 2018 in Gig economy, Latest News, Personnel Today, Employment contracts Gary Smith leaves the Supreme Court after the judgment was handed down Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images In a key gig economy case decision, the Supreme Court has decided that a plumber who brought a case against his former employer […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Employment stays at record levels, unemployment also falls

The number of people in work in the UK remains at record levels, according to official data. Released by the Office for National Statistics this morning, the data reveals in the quarter to April the number of people in employment reached a record high of 32.3m –remaining at a record high of 75.6% for a […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Skill shortages drive fastest wage growth for three years

Wages on the rise as employers are forced to up pay due to strong jobs market and growing skills shortages Average wages rose by 2.9pc in the 12 months to March The ONS has revealed a wage growth of 2.9pc in the 12 months to March, representing an acceleration from 2.8pc in February, and comes […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Industry gives cautious reaction to unemployment fall

Unemployment has fallen to levels not seen since the year Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac, Microsoft was founded and Monty Python and the Holy Grail hit cinemas. According to Office for National Statistics figures for the quarter to February 2018, unemployment fell by 16,000 to 1.42m – the lowest since the three months to May […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Employers Bugbears – CV Library finds out what irks employers

Research from CV-Library has found two thirds (62.6 per cent) of employers find their employees frustrating from time-to-time. In fact, the number one bugbear for over half (54.2 per cent) of UK employers was their staff turning up to work late. CV-Library surveyed 200 employers and explored the habits of UK professionals that drive their […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Vacancies Increase

CV-Library data gives insight into candidate market. Figures from CV-Library suggest job vacancies have increased with their own numbers going up by 7.6 per cent across the UK last month. The data explored fluctuations in pay, jobs and applications throughout March and the findings suggest that businesses across the nation were feeling confident last month. […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Five interview questions you should be asking

Ever thought about how much a bad hire could cost your company? Aside from salary, potential outgoings on new staff, include hiring costs, training fees and even IT and maintenance payments. And that’s before we bring time-to-hire and the cost of poor work into the equation. In fact, recent studies have estimated that the cost […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Bad grammar and a limp handshake: are these the signs you’ve picked the wrong applicant?

What do recruiters really want? Whatever your area of expertise, when it comes to job applications and interviews, it seems some ‘pet peeves’ are universal. Whether it’s a stock CV phrase or an interview bugbear, most hiring managers know exactly what they like and what they don’t like. We recently asked over 300 recruiters to […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }