Tags: Permanent staff

Sharp increase in salaries as skilled workers in short supply

Sharper increase in salaries as candidate availability deteriorates further Strong growth of permanent and temporary appointments maintained Overall vacancies rise at sharpest rate in over six years The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today (8 November) – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing…

Half of employers expect to increase staff levels over next year

Almost six out of ten companies surveyed by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in September said they intended to hire more permanent staff between now and Christmas. The latest JobsOutlook also reports a jump from 43 percent to 50 percent in the proportion of employers that expect their permanent headcount to increase over the next…

Silver lining for UK’s permanent workers

A new survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows that over half of employers (54 per cent) plan to increase their permanent workforce in the next three months, while 49 per cent see their permanent workforce growing in the long term. In fact, according to the JobsOutlook survey, only a tiny percentage of…

Permanent placements rise at fastest rate for 17 months

Key points: Permanent appointments increase for first time since May Growth of temp billings accelerates to 18-month high Sharpest rise in job vacancies since June 2011 Nursing/Medical/Care staff remain most in-demand Further weak pay growth recorded Summary: The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – provides the most comprehensive guide to…

Rise in permanent placements, while temp billings continue to fall

The key findings of this month’s Report on Jobs, a survey of 400 recruitment agencies by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG LLP, are: * Growth of permanent placements eases * Temporary/contract staff appointments fall at fastest rate since July 2009 * Midlands outperforms the rest of the UK * Engineering and construction sector…

Agency workers regs have mixed impact among employers

New research finds that, for two organisations in three (65.1%) there has been no change in their use of agencies to help find temps since the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, although the use of agencies has fallen in 22.1% of organisations. Under the Regulations, after completing a 12-week qualification period, agency workers…

Contractors willing to go permanent – for the right offer

Businesses having trouble recruiting permanent members of staff for specialist roles should take a look at the packages they’re offering. Results from the 2012 Contractor Confidence survey by The Pulse Umbrella Group show that almost a third of contractors (31 per cent) would be willing to take on a permanent role if a position with…

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…

Britain’s 1.5m contract staff “misunderstood” by bosses

New research challenges the myth that permanent workers are more loyal 360° research involving UK bosses, contractors and permanent employees reveals just how employers view contract staff in comparison with their permanent counterparts, with some of the views woefully outdated. The report – from Hudson, the recruitment consultancy – shows that although twice as many…

Three-quarters of employers looking to hire more permanent staff

Business confidence is on the rise again with nearly three-quarters of employers – 74 per cent – expecting to increase their workforce over the next three months, according to the REC’s July JobsOutlook. A further 66 per are looking to increase their permanent workforce in the next 12 months which is encouraging news and counters…