Permanent placements rise at slower pace amid further drop in candidate availability-REC

Key points: Permanent placement growth softens to nine-month low, while temp billings increase at faster pace Staff vacancies expand at quickest rate since last November Decline in candidate availability eases, but remains historically sharp Softer rise in permanent staff appointments...  Permanent placements continued to rise sharply in July, though the rate of expansion was the

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Candidate shortage- REC

Candidate shortage hits hiring businesses as short-term outlook on jobs remains good Wednesday, 25 July 2018 New data shows that half of UK employers looking to recruit for permanent roles expect to find a shortage of candidates – 5 points higher than in the same period last year (March – June 2017), with construction and

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‘Tick-box’ approach to recruitment is failing businesses- Rec Grapevine

Companies are missing out on some great hires because of their ‘tick-box’ approach to recruitment, according to research from Robert Half. The researchers found that almost two-thirds (62%) of companies prioritise experience and technical skills when recruiting, despite admitting that cultural fit and a candidate’s overall potential result in more successful hires. By comparison, soft skills (15%),

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UK Boards to ramp up senior European hires post-Brexit- Rec Grapevine

Brussels-based executive search company, Odgers Berndtson has predicted that the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) will prompt the appointment of more international Directors in FTSE companies. Odgers Berndtson predict that these senior hires will come from the existing EU27 countries. Baroness Virginia Bottomley, Chair of the firm’s Board Practice said that post-Brexit, it

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Annual Report- REC

The REC is a vibrant and growing organisation. We have been championing the UK recruitment industry for 86 years, and speak on behalf of the whole industry, not just an isolated part of our profession.   Recruiters make a difference to people’s lives: we help businesses get the skills and talent they need and we

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