Top 6 Recruiting Trends for 2023:

Following on from Covid, Brexit, the cost of living crisis and questions about “Are we in a recession or not?” the recruitment market has changed a lot in the last few years. Amidst a growing skills gap and the increasing difficulty to find suitable talent fast, we take a look at some of the top…

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Budget Includes Measures To Ease Labour Market Shortage

Budget measures to reduce labour shortages

The budget includes several measures to ease the labour market shortages including the expansion of free childcare hours, ‘returnships’ for over-50s, and more support for people with disabilities or long-term health conditions. With the number of new jobs adverts last month at a 14-month high, we take a look at the Chancellor’s budget plans. Changes…

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Minimum Wage rises to £10.42 in April 2023

The minimum wage for workers aged 23 and over will rise from £9.50 to £10.42 an hour in April. Are you ready to implement the changes? The increase in the minimum wage of 9.7% was announced by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt during his Autumn Statement 2022, to help workers cope with rising prices. Younger workers under…

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ONS Research Shows Labour Market Shortages Continue

Labour Market Latest Figures

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its latest labour market update on 13 December. Responding to the figures, Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), said: “The latest ONS report shows businesses and candidates are reacting to the economic situation, but the overall picture remains one of strong demand from…

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Recruitment Trends Report Shows Candidate Shortage Continues

As the number of Jobs available continues to rise, applications fall indicating that the candidate-short market doesn’t appear to be abating. The latest Recruitment Trends Reports for November revealed that jobs rose by 17% but applications decreased by -7% from October to November, a trend that we don’t usually see in the last couple of…

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Now is a good time for a Recruitment Audit

Recruitment audit

Why do you need a recruitment audit? If you haven’t reviewed your recruitment model for a long time you could be repeating poor practice, wasting time and money and alienating your prospective and future candidates. If your business is regularly recruiting or your current recruitment strategy isn’t working you should take the time for a…

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Salary Guide Provides Local Pay Insight For Staffordshire

What does the economic and local recruitment landscape look like moving into 2023? Every year Appointments Personnel carries out an in-depth review of salaries being offered in the local area to give some valuable insights for employers and jobseekers on the current recruitment landscape in our area. This year the survey follows a period of…

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Candidate Shortage Continues In Tight Labour Market

Labour Market Update CIPD

11 Oct 2022 Falling vacancies in latest labour market report suggest less demand for staff but with so few candidates to choose from the labour market remains tight. ‘With unemployment so low and inactivity increasing there are fewer candidates available to employ’, says the CIPD in response to the latest labour market statistics from the…

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HR Legislation Updates Autumn Winter 2022

legislation update

There have been several changes to legislation during 2022, that will have an impact on employers and their employees. Here are the latest legislation updates from the CIPD. 17 November Minimum Wage Increase Announced In the Autumn Statement Jeremy Hunt announced the new rates for Minimum Wage which come into force on 1 April 2023.…

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