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    1. Westminster Blog

      April 22, 2015

      Another coalition? Your boss couldn't care less.

      It might be the closest general election in living memory, but another coalition government after May 7 won’t affect...

    2. September 5, 2014

      Women to dominate high-skill roles in UK

      Women will take two-thirds of the high-skilled jobs created during the next six years as men fall further behind in...

    1. June 6, 2014

      UK sees sharp drop in candidates available for permanent jobs

      The availability of candidates to fill permanent job vacancies fell last month at its sharpest rate for almost 17...

    2. May 8, 2014

      UK employers fear lack of skilled workers, say recruiters

      The availability of staff to fill permanent jobs has fallen at its fastest rate for 10 years, reinforcing employers’...

    3. March 27, 2014

      Manufacturing pay settlements average 2.6% in first quarter

      Pay settlements in manufacturing rose to 2.6 per cent in the first quarter, compared with last year’s 2.4 per cent...

    4. March 7, 2014

      Ministers urged to relax visa rules to help plug UK skills gap

      Britain’s skills shortages will grow unless visa restrictions are eased for highly skilled workers, recruiters have...

    5. October 23, 2013

      Conference looks forward to ‘age of the interim’

      A room full of delegates in London was waiting to hear news of progress towards a radically different world of work at...

    6. September 8, 2013

      UK job vacancies rise at fastest pace in six years

      Job vacancies rose at their fastest pace for more than six years last month, raising hopes that the economic recovery...

    7. August 21, 2013

      Zero-hours contracts used by more than a quarter of companies

      More than one in four companies employ someone on a zero-hours contract, the practice that has proved controversial in...

    8. July 10, 2013

      Recruitment Diary: executive MBA scholarship on offer

      ● Women on boards Men and women network in very different ways, Meryl Bushell tells a seminar organised by the FT...

    9. July 8, 2013

      UK employment market shows fresh signs of growth

      Hiring of permanent staff grew at its fastest pace for more than two years in June in the latest sign of the economy...

    10. June 24, 2013

      Employers fail to take up subsidy to hire jobless young people

      The government has been accused of botching a flagship policy to tackle youth unemployment after fresh evidence emerged...

    11. May 9, 2013

      UK permanent hirings on the increase

      More people are getting permanent jobs and the hiring of temporary workers has declined, according to a monthly survey...

    12. April 17, 2013

      Recruitment Diary: average salaries in UK show small rise

      ● Salary survey Average salaries across the UK have risen by a piffling 0.6 per cent over the past year, and...

    13. April 9, 2013

      Jobs growth slows in UK

      The UK jobs market appears to be slowing, with vacancies growing last month at the lowest rate since October, according...

    14. January 9, 2013

      Employment growth ‘signals skills shortage’

      Skills shortages will worsen this year if employment growth continues to outstrip the sluggish economy, a leading...

    15. December 28, 2012

      Slower jobs market forecast for 2013

      Fewer jobs are likely to be created over the coming year despite economic growth being expected to pick up, labour...

    16. November 8, 2012

      Report shows rise in permanent jobs in UK

      Permanent appointments have increased for the first time since May in the latest sign of buoyancy in the UK jobs...

    17. October 25, 2012

      Recruitment Diary: October 25 2012

      ● Never mind the content Most UK chief executives (93 per cent) plan to maintain or increase training budgets over the...

    18. October 11, 2012

      Recruitment Diary: October 11 2012

      ● Jobs riddle Explaining the discrepancy between the level of UK employment and the general state of the economy is...

    19. October 1, 2012

      Agency staff rules have little impact

      New rules on agency workers have had a less serious effect on hiring of temporary staff than initially feared,...

    20. September 10, 2012

      Decline in permanent staff jobs eases

      Recruitment companies have reported an easing in the decline of permanent staff appointments in a further optimistic...

    21. July 9, 2012

      Jobs market heads for downturn

      The gravity-defying jobs market appears to be heading for a downturn as recruitment companies report the biggest drop...

    22. June 14, 2012

      Employers project ‘brand’ message

      At the end of a gruelling day assessing shortlisted candidates for one of the UK’s most sought-after graduate trainee...

    23. June 12, 2012

      Hiring too slow to cut jobless total

      Employers are continuing to create jobs, but too slowly to stop unemployment from rising in the next few months, two...

    24. May 24, 2012

      Recruitment Diary: May 24 2012

      ● Out of work Anyone seeking a job might try heeding Robert Half’s advice. The recruitment firm has listed its top 10...

    25. May 9, 2012

      City forecast to lose 33,000 jobs this year

      The City is likely to lose 33,000 jobs this year, or 11.5 per cent of the total, as a result of the eurozone crisis, an...

    26. March 6, 2012

      New jobs boost hopes of labour market revival

      The creation of 2,000 jobs at Nissan and its suppliers, on top of Tesco’s announcement of plans to take on 20,000 store...

    27. February 23, 2012

      Recruitment Diary: February 23 2012

      ● One in a million Careers can take unexpected and exciting turns – even for those without a job. I asked Jazz Jagger,...

    28. February 8, 2012

      Rise seen in staff recruitment

      Recruitment of permanent staff rose slightly in January for the first time in four months, offering a “glimmer of hope”...

    29. January 26, 2012

      Recruitment Diary: January 26 2012

      ● On the move Senior professionals are prepared to work farther from home: recruiter Axon Resourcing says the number...

    30. January 12, 2012

      Recruitment Diary: January 12 2012

      ● Opportunities up Let us begin with positive news: there were 17 per cent more UK job vacancies in December 2011 than...

    31. January 11, 2012

      Business jitters cause drop in temp workers

      Hiring of temporary staff has fallen for the first time in almost two-and-a-half years as economic uncertainty takes...

    32. January 8, 2012

      New rules likely to affect temporary workers

      Almost a third of employers of professional staff are likely to end temp and contractor assignments prematurely because...

    33. December 6, 2011

      Jobs gloom as hiring of permanent staff falls

      Hiring of permanent staff is falling at its fastest rate for more than two years as the UK jobs market continues to...

    34. December 1, 2011

      Recruitment Diary: December 1 2011

      ● Mentoring offer Last week, Executive Appointments gave a voice to the UK’s unemployed graduates with a feature by...

    35. November 21, 2011

      Number of freelancers on the increase

      The number of people who work as freelancers has increased by 12 per cent since 2008, the year when the collapse of...

    36. November 9, 2011

      Community work plan mooted for unemployed

      People who have been unemployed for more than two years may have to do community work or face losing benefits under...

    37. October 5, 2011

      Jobs growth dips to slowest rate in two years

      The jobs market has slowed to its weakest growth rate for more than two years as employers put hiring plans on hold in...

    38. September 7, 2011

      Pace of staff hire in UK remains modest

      Employers continued to hire last month but at a modest pace, adding to uncertainty over whether the slowing economy...

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