Tags: recruiters

CIPD ‘not surprised’ by record ONS migration figures

According to a quarterly report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), net migration has reached an all-time high of 330,000 in the year ending in March 2015, up 94,000 from the previous year. A significant rise in immigration, up 84,000, was met with a drop of 9,000 in those emigrating from the UK, producing…

Budget 2015: Employers and recruiters concerned about lack of focus on education?

George Osbourne delivered an encouraging message for UK businesses in his final Budget before the general election this May, but there is concern over the lack of focus on education and skills. The Chancellor began his address in the House of Commons by championing the burgeoning health of the UK labour market, illustrated primarily by…

Recruitment industry turnover up over 8% on previous year

The value of the UK’s recruitment industry has surpassed its pre-recession peak, recording total revenue of £28.7 billion by the end of the financial year 2013/14, according to new research published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Total industry turnover increased by 8.2 per cent on the previous year’s total, £26.5 billion (2012/13),…

Almost half of recruitment firms planning overseas expansion

New research from business advisory firm Deloitte and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals strong performance across the UK professional recruitment sector. The second annual APSCo Deloitte UK Recruitment Index found that almost 70% of professional recruitment firms reported an increase in net fee income over a 12 month period. Average annual growth…

Professional vacancies soaring in UK except Scotland as referendum uncertainty looms

Professional recruitment firms now have 22% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from APSCo. Its latest research comes as the Treasury’s GDP growth forecast for the UK economy now stands at 3%, still significantly higher than the 1.8% expected at the beginning of the year, albeit marginally…

Half of companies failing at internal recruitment

Organisations could be missing out on top talent and increasing costs by neglecting internal recruitment, according to a new study by Cornerstone OnDemand, a global leader in cloud-based talent management software solutions. According to the research, carried out in conjunction with leading industry analysts across Europe, over three quarters of organisations (77 percent) understand that internal…

Permanent candidate availability plummets

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. Record fall in permanent staff availability in June… The latest survey of UK recruitment consultancies indicated a considerable reduction in the availability of staff to…

Melanie Forbes: Recruitment trends among some of the UK’s leading brands

HR is getting involved in outsourcing relationships earlier Making a decision about outsourcing contingent recruitment has traditionally been the responsibility of procurement, but at this year’s CWS Summit, around 20% of the attendees were HR professionals. Just five or six years ago, there would have been far fewer of the HR team in attendance. This…

60% of recruiters still do not monitor the candidate experience

Recruiters are burying their heads in the sand when it comes to measuring candidate experience. Research from member-based advisory company CEB has found that nearly three quarters (70 percent) of HR professionals agree that a positive candidate experience is important, yet 60 percent are doing nothing to monitor the impact of their hiring experience. By…

Employers will need to do more to retain talent

Consistently positive GDP results, coupled with reports that business optimism is at its highest level since 1998, has driven impressive growth across the entire professional jobs market. The latest employment trends report from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals that the placement of professional talent has increased by 29% compared to the same time…