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  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 years,...

  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’ fears...

  1. 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 average,...

  2. 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 warned....

  3. 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 the...

  4. 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 will...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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 picking...

  8. 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 that...

  9. 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 of...

  10. 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 contractors’...

  11. 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 to a...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 market...

  14. 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 market, a...

  15. 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 next...

  16. 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 made no...

  17. 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, according to...

  18. 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 sign...

  19. 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 in...

  20. 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...

  21. 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 surveys...

  22. 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 tips...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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, a...

  26. 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” that...

  27. 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 ready...

  28. 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 a...

  29. 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 its...

  30. 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 of...

  31. 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...

  32. 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 Jazz...

  33. 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 Lehman...

  34. 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 plans...

  35. 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 the...

  36. 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 will...

  37. July 6, 2011

    Head to head: Kevin Green, REC chief executive

    Kevin Green is chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation What did you do before moving into...

  38. July 6, 2011

    Jobs market recovery loses steam

    The jobs market recovery lost momentum last month with appointments of permanent staff increasing at the weakest rate for...

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