Tags: Hiring

“Employer Inertia” driven by fear of red tape and administrative headaches

A new report from Intuit, the QuickBooks small business accounting and payroll firm, today exposes the barriers preventing Britain’s 3.8 million class zero businesses – those businesses without employees – from taking the leap to becoming an employer and the concerns small business have with taking on staff.   One Giant Leap: The Vital First…

Adecco and The SJB Group announce a new senior level recruitment partnership

Adecco Group UK & Ireland and The SJB Group have today announced a strategic partnership designed to deliver senior and critical hire resourcing solutions in the IT and technology sectors. The move comes in response to an increasing employer demand for niche and difficult to fill senior executive roles, fuelled by skills shortages at the…

Global competition for roles “the norm” by 2036

Technological advances will lead to a truly global jobs market within the next 25 years, according to new research by leading office recruitment agency, Office Angels. The survey, based on a sample of 750 jobseekers and 250 hiring decision makers, found that many employees think British companies will increasingly turn to global recruitment as a…

Solicitors predict employment law reforms will lead to ‘hire and fire’ culture

More than three quarters (78%) of employment lawyers polled in a recent survey believe the proposed employment law reforms announced last month by Business Secretary Vince Cable will lead to a ‘hire and fire’ culture within small businesses. The poll, which was conducted by find-a-solicitor service Contact Law, also revealed that two-thirds (67%) of employment…

Firms hire temporary staff to support business growth in 2012

New research shows that 18% of finance departments are comprised of non-permanent employees. Nearly two thirds (63%) of Chief Finance Officers (CFOs) plan to add temporary and/or interim staff to their finance teams in 2012, according to new research from Robert Half UK. Despite changing working practices such as the Agency Workers’ Regulation (AWR), UK…

Some seasonal cheer as short term demand for agency staff grows and longer term hiring plans remain stable

Despite the latest economic predictions, data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation is showing some glimmers of light with a slight improvement in longer term hiring intentions and strong demand for temporary staff to meet seasonal demand. The monthly report found: Temps still in strong demand: Despite the Agency Workers Regulations coming into force in…

Five things interviewees must heed when applying for a job

– Six in 10 executives consider their assistants’ opinions important when evaluating new hires – Rushing to fill awkward pauses between interview questions is the biggest downfall New research published by OfficeTeam, the leading staffing services specialist, reveals how it is vital that candidates behave as consummate professionals as soon as they enter the building…

UK Retailers Expect Bullish Christmas, But Rein In Seasonal Hiring

* High street giants expect to maintain or improve YoY Christmas sales * Majority do not plan to hire more temporary staff * Pay for Christmas workers to lag behind inflation * Staff engagement top priority to ensure consistent service The UK’s major high street retailers are optimistic about the festive season, with the significant…

Employer hiring intentions show signs of improvement

Although employer confidence remains fragile, there are signs that employers are becoming more confident about longer-term hiring intentions, as revealed by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s latest JobsOutlook. The monthly report found: Employers confident about growing workforce in the long-term: Over the next 12 months, 42 per cent of employers are planning to grow their…

Boards will need to recruit more from key management functions with existing gender diversity

Hedley May, the leading independent search firm, notes the publication of today’s interim progress report on the recommendations laid down by the Davies Review which aim to increase gender diversity at the board level of Britain’s biggest companies. It is encouraging to note that 25 of the 83 FTSE 100 board-level appointments made since February…

Employers in danger of gold plating new Agency Workers Regulations, warns UK’s largest recruiter

As the introduction of the new Agency Workers Regulations (AWR),UK’s largest recruiter suggests that confusion among employers is still rife, with many misinterpreting the regulations and the impact they will have on the hiring of agency staff. From the 1st October this year, organisations hiring agency workers for assignments that will continue beyond 12 weeks…

New on-line recruitment system rewards clients for improving candidate experience

HireMatch.me, an innovative and new online job matching and assessment solution for employers, currently in beta testing, has announced that employers will be ‘rewarded’ for improving the candidate experience as job hunters use the HireMatch.me system. The unique approach, embedded in HireMatch.me technology, launches in September 2011 after 13 months development. The new recruitment concept…