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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Advice for the over 50s looking for work

Support for over 50 looking to return to work

We’re living longer, healthier lives and have the opportunity to think differently about working as we get older. In recent years we’ve seen more older people in employment than ever before, but many people over 50 are at risk of leaving the workforce early, and not necessarily because they want to. Staying in work and…

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Strongest rate of growth in pay

Pay rises as labour shortages continue

Growth in regular pay rose by 6.7% but fell by 3.1% in real terms The last quarter of 2022 saw the strongest rate of growth in regular pay seen outside of the coronavirus pandemic period due in part to continued labour shortages. Growth in average total pay (including bonuses) was 5.9% and growth in regular…

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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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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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How to attract talent in a challenging job market

Enhance your employee brand

Employers need to take a wide range of factors into account when they are reviewing why employees want to come to work for them, and stay, and guess what?  Your reward package shouldn’t just be about salary! Here we take a look at four key drivers of employee engagement, which are particularly important because of…

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Where Have All the Candidates Gone

where have all the candidates gone

We understand how difficult it is at the moment to recruit office staff in the Staffordshire and Cheshire areas, with candidate shortages so what can you do to attract top talent to your business? We’ve got the answer for you right here… Where Have All the Office Staff Gone? The importance of office staff is…

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Why your Business needs a Recruitment Plan

Why your business needs a recruitment plan

A 2021 CIPD Resourcing survey reported that just 30% of organisations report that their CEO has had talent management, including talent attraction, as a key priority over the last 12 months. This represents a substantial fall compared with 2020 at 48%, and 2017 at 54%. Clearly, the immediate challenges of the pandemic demanded a different…

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Appointments Personnel Celebrates 25th birthday

Celebrating 25 years supporting businesses with their recruitment

Local Recruitment Consultancy Appointments Personnel celebrates its 25th year of supporting businesses in the Staffordshire and Cheshire, including Stoke on Trent with their recruitment needs this year. Established in 1998 by sisters Kerry Bonfiglio-Bains and Emma Bonfiglio, Appointments Personnel set up shop in Hanley with a handful of committed recruitment specialists, some of which are…

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