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  • REC JobsOutlook

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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    Employers predict rise in demand for permanent and temporary workers.

    Two thirds of bosses (66%) are planning to increase their permanent workforce in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC... [Read Full Article]

  • REC Predicts Continued Upturn

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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    It seems that the recruitment industry is well on track to make up for ground lost between 2007 and 2009.

    We've have three consecutive years of growth, with total recruitment industry turnover at £26.5bn - a 3.1% increase from last year. And future prospects are good.... [Read Full Article]

  • Improved Rights For Agency Workers

    Thursday, March 07, 2013
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    Agency workers to have improved rights after Commission helps woman win discrimination case.

    Agency workers are set to have better anti-discrimination rights after an Employment Tribunal awarded a woman over £35,000 for disability discrimination and unfair dismissal in a case f... [Read Full Article]

  • MPs call for action on expenses schemes

    Friday, November 23, 2012
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    A group of MPs today stepped up pressure on the government to take action on travel and subsistence expenses schemes.

    Led by Labour MP Michael Connarty, the group of five has produced an Early Day Motion calling for action in the 5 December Autumn Statement on the schemes run by some te... [Read Full Article]

  • Employer confidence reaches 12 month high

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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    This month’s JobsOutlook report, from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, shows employer confidence increased again in February and now stands at its highest level in the past 12 months. This reflects the steady improvement in hiring intentions that began in December.[Read Full Article]

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REC JobsOutlook

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Employers predict rise in demand for permanent and temporary workers.

Two thirds of bosses (66%) are planning to increase their permanent workforce in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), up from 58% last month.

Demand for agency staff has also increased 9% on last month to 44%, showing that there are opportunities for both flexible and full time permanent work.

REC chief executive Kevin Green said: “This is fantastic news for people looking for work around the UK with managers on the lookout for temporary and permanent staff and in the build up to Christmas and beyond.

“There are also signs that consumer confidence is returning and that people are beginning to spend again because demand for workers is outstripping supply in the logistics and hospitality sectors. The rise in consumer confidence is also likely to impact on job fluidity as increased opportunities in the jobs market will allow people to take the next step in their career.”

This month’s JobsOutlook survey reported that:

• In the next three months, two thirds (66%) of bosses plan to increase their permanent workforce (up eight percent from the previous month)

• Looking further ahead over the next year, more than half of employers (52%) plan to increase their permanent workforce (also up 2%)

• In the next three months 45 per cent plan to increase their use of agency workers (up 9% since last month).

• 30% of employers plan to increase their use of agency workers over the next 4-12 months.

The JobsOutlook survey also reveals that one in four employers (24%) plan to take on seasonal staff this Christmas. For more information go to the REC website.