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

Industry first fixed fee subscription service for direct employers and staffing services

New technology will help reduce TA budgets and advertising costs Jobrapido, a global job search engine with more than 100 million registered job seekers in 58 countries has announced the launch of the Smart Subscription Service. The unique and innovative fixed-fee recruitment model, based on performance, aims help millions of direct employers and recruitment agencies

London in the lead for job applications

Twice as many job seekers in the city compared to same time last year According to job seeker data from job aggregator,, 35.4% of all job seekers in the last month were applying for roles in the capital, putting London in the lead for job applications in the UK. Year on year, these figures

Workers challenged to pass the baton in new charity fundraiser

Fundraiser takes inspiration from The Queen’s Baton Relay  Recruitment company, The Best Connection employment group has announced that they are launching a company-wide baton-relay charity fundraising campaign entitled Tour de Best Connection. The campaign is inspired by The Queen’s Baton Relay and will comprise two baton journeys. The journeys will start in Glasgow and Truro

Hiring spike might have hit its high, data suggests

Job market appears to be slowing down as we head deeper into 2022 Recent data from Broadbean Technology indicates that job numbers are beginning to slow following the spike in vacancies during the first quarter of this year. Vacancy figures were down 55% between March and April 2022, and the data also suggested that job

Demand for recruiters soars in the UK

Recruitment sector among the fastest growing industries for entry-level roles New data from LinkedIn has found that demand for recruiters is soaring in the UK. With the tightening labour market, LinkedIn’s data indicates that 2.9x more recruiter jobs were advertised on the professional networking site in April 2022 compared to January 2019. The same trend

Most sought after skills in SME recruitment

Personality over professional and education, reveals survey A new survey by small business lender iwoca has revealed the most sought-after skills that small business owners look for when hiring new employees and what impacts their hiring decisions. With small business vacancies hitting record highs at 575,000 (a 72% increase from the same period last year),

New mothers lack support, study reveals

Businesses called on to look at maternity pay policies and working models The 2022 Parental Leave Study, conducted by Fertility Family, has found that one in five women are delaying having children due to work. The new study also revealed that half of new mothers need flexible working hours compared to less than two in