Tags: Growth

EU pension changes would slash jobs and growth – CBI

Proposed EU pension changes would force £350 billion (€440 billion) of extra costs on UK businesses, hit long-term growth by a potential 2.5%, slash 180,000 jobs and cut the value of pensions, according to a new independent analysis commissioned by the CBI. The European Commission wants to impose a new funding regime for pensions, which…

REC/KPMG Report on Jobs: Growth of staff appointments strengthens further in November

Key points: Permanent placements rise at fastest rate for 19 months Strongest increase in temp billings since March 2011 Sharper expansion of job vacancies Robust demand from private sector offsets public sector weakness Pay growth remains muted Summary: The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the…

Ten top tips for recruitment growth from Business Brains on Tour

In November the REC took three experts or ‘business brains’ on the road to Birmingham, Manchester and London. These ‘brains’ shared their thinking with packed audiences of recruiters all keen to learn how to grow their recruitment business in the current market. We captured the key messages to act as a refresher to those that…

Local councils preventing SMEs from growing

According to new research by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), local business growth is being jeopardised by council’s decisions. Five-hundred SMEs were surveyed, and the results showed that one in five UK small and medium sized enterprises feel that decisions made by their local councils are having a detrimental impact on their business.…

Talent Q appoints international MD as part of a global growth strategy

Assessment specialist strengthens its senior management team with the appointment of Sean Howard from SHL Talent Q, the assessment and talent management specialist, has appointed Sean Howard to the newly-created position of Managing Director International, as part of its global growth strategy. The company currently has operations and partners in 23 countries worldwide. Sean will…

CIPD report predicts employers will continue to hire

According to the latest CIPD Labour Market Outlook report, employment levels should grow steadily throughout the remainder of the year. Net employment intentions – the difference between the proportion of employers that intend to increase and decrease total staffing levels rose to +7 in the third quarter of 2012, compared to +5 during the previous…

Employee owner plans to boost growth

Government introducing new laws, including an optional ‘employee-owner’ status for companies to offer their workers. As part of a package to support growth, a consultation has been published today. It sets out plans for a new employment status called an ‘employee owner’. This will give workers a financial stake in their firm’s growth and success…

Latest round of Regional Growth Fund to invest £1bn

It has been announced that the Regional Growth Fund will invest £1bn across 130 projects in a bid to boost economic growth in England. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the Government scheme is set to invest in projects “in the parts of the country that need it most.” Business leaders have welcomed the…

Growth in european online recruitment at 2%, according to the monster employment index

July 2012 Index Highlights: The Monster Employment Index Europe demonstrates two percent growth year-over-year in July, relatively consistent with June’s one percent rise Germany continues to lead all regions at 13 percent growth, while Sweden remains flat The Netherlands, France, Italy, Belgium and UK all report reduced demand in online recruitment activity year-over-year Environment, architecture,…

Poor managers need to look in the mirror if they want to get the best out of their people

New research finds ‘reality gap’ in the capability of UK plc’s 8 million managers, undermining attempts to boost economic growth. New research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found that three quarters of employers report a lack of leadership and management skills and too many managers have an inflated opinion of…

12-month apprenticeships ‘at heart of skills policy

According to new Government figures released this month, the number of new apprenticeships will reach half a million this year. Provisional figures show that 256,500 people embarked on an apprenticeship between August 2011 and January 2012, consisting of 79,100 people aged under 19, 77,100 aged between 19 and 24, and 100,300 adults aged 25 or…

Budget redraws tax boundaries but economic big picture looks worse

A budget that rewards work, but not a budget for growth and jobs. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) responds as follows to the Chancellor’s Budget statement. John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the CIPD, comments: “The Chancellor has redrawn the boundaries of taxation but, judging by the central forecast of the Office…