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Tempo calls for more effective enforcement across the recruitment industry

Tempo, an alliance for temporary recruitment agencies and hirers, calls for more effective enforcement and a better informed workforce to stamp out malpractice in the temporary staffing sector and give the public greater confidence in the quality of services provided. There is a good deal of regulation for the recruitment industry in the UK but…

Local authorities increasingly using skilled professionals in temporary roles

The latest Comensura Government Index (GI) has revealed that during the financial year of April 2013 to March 2014, temporary labour usage in local authorities and other public bodies increased by 2.7%. This suggests that local authorities are continuing to use temporary labour to provide greater workforce flexibility in delivering front-line services. In line with…

6,000 Christmas jobs still unfilled as demand soars

A new study from job search engine Adzuna.co.uk has revealed over 6,000 Christmas jobs are still available in the UK, an impressive 50% increase on last year, as employers struggle to cope with the festive rush. The big British Retailers are hiring almost 5% extra staff this winter, amounting to thousands of temporary roles flooding…

28,000 temp workers needed between now and Christmas, especially multi-lingual operators

An average 28,000 temporary workers will be hired per week between now and Christmas according to multi-brand recruitment organisation, The Cordant Group,’s own internal vacancy figures, as companies prepare for the seasonal rush.  This is an increase of 8,000 a week compared to The Cordant Group’s number of average weekly temporary job vacancies. With the British Retail Consortium describing…

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…