The importance of staff retention

Do your employees love working for you?

Whilst the recruitment market is so competitive, companies are increasingly focusing on employee retention. Do your employees love working for you? If not you need to invest in engaging and rewarding your current employees as the labour market continues to be tight with companies competing for top talent. Following the impact of the pandemic and…

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Tips for carrying out a good performance review

Performance Review

Spring is that time of year when managers will be preparing to conduct their annual performance reviews for their teams. We share some useful tips to help your employee evaluations go more smoothly and run more effectively. While performance reviews take some time, regularly reviewing the work your team members are doing can have a…

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Job market remains robust at the start of the year

Job Market Remains Robust

While we are seeing some caution from employers in the face of uncertainty, overall the job market remains robust judging by the demand for new staff at the start of the year. The number of active job vacancy postings across the UK job market has remained robust since mid-August 2022. Active job adverts went above…

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Latest ONS Labour Market Report For New Year

Competition for candidates remains high in labour market report

As the ONS releases its latest labour market update, the results show demand for workers is still higher than pre-pandemic, despite signs of economic slowdown. Although some companies appear to be holding back on permanent recruitment, opting for temporary placements instead, the labour market remains competitive. Combined with candidate shortages we continue to see challenges…

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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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