The US continues to add jobs despite declining employment trends

Recession concerns mount up  Despite the US adding 528,000 jobs in July, The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index saw a drop, showing signs of slower job gains ahead. The organization also showed concern about a possible recession. July’s Employment Trends Index level of 117.63 dropped from June’s downwardly revised reading of 118.71. It is thought

New Jersey senate approves equal pay regulation for temp workers

Concerns that new bill could lead to increased litigation  The New Jersey Senate has approved bill S. 511, increasing regulations on the staffing industry. This is according to a tweet by the bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Joe Cryan, D-Union. Amongst other aspects, the bill provides for equal pay between contingent and directly employed workers. However,

US Jobless up by 14,000

CPI remains static Although the previous week’s level was revised downward by 12,000, jobless claims increased by 14,000 last week. With this increase, the jobless claims level is now 262,000, according to the latest US Department of Labor reports. According to a Reuters poll, economists forecast 263,000 applications for the latest week. Other stats show

Police force successfully makes use of tech for recruitment

Over 35 new emergency call handlers recruited with the help of disruptive tech   The Hertfordshire constabulary is celebrating after recruiting more than 35 emergency call handlers with the help of disruptive technology-led recruitment firm, Crooton. The firm ran three job campaigns for the Hertfordshire Constabulary, which attracted many more applications than expected. Its custom-developed

New record number of job adverts for 2022

London remains a hiring hotspot The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)’s latest Labour Market Tracker has revealed that in the last week of July, the number of active job adverts in the UK hit a new record high for this year at 1.85 million The number of new job adverts posted each week has been

Korn Ferry acquires Infinity Consulting Solutions

Infinity Consulting Solutions has vast experience with interim professional placement offerings and expertise  Korn Ferry has announced that it has acquired Infinity Consulting Solutions (ICS). Headquartered in New York, with nine offices throughout the United States, ICS offers substantial interim professional solutions expertise which will further enhance Korn Ferry’s industry-leading portfolio. ICS is a widely regarded

Northern Ireland’s vacancies decline

Decline causes GDP growth to take a tumble According to research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), job numbers in Northern Ireland were down by over 50% compared to March. This drop reflected a marked fall in GDP growth. The data provided by Broadbean Technology showed that vacancy numbers decreased across all major

Recruitment problems hit record levels

Three out of four companies struggling to hire The British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook has revealed that three out of four companies struggle to hire staff. According to the report, 61% of firms were recruiting in the second quarter. This number is slightly higher than the 60% recruiting in the first quarter. However,

Culture “revamp” necessary weather recession

A recession should not have any impact on staff turnover or retention Predictions of a spiralling economic crisis will be another blow to businesses’ hiring headway but according to Steven Jagger, founder of tech recruitment firm Maxwell Bond business leaders should “revamp” their culture in order to weather the looming recession and avoid a Great Resignation 2.0. The

Permanent recruitment growth drops to a 16-month low in June

Temporary billings rise more than permanent placements The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey has found that permanent staff appointments and temp billings have grown at the lowest rate in 16 months in June. While recruitment activity continues to expand across the UK, temporary billings have risen more than permanent placements. According