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  • Recruiters warn retail HR roles are at risk from cost-cutting

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    Recruiters warn retail HR roles are at risk from cost-cutting Warnings come after Sainsbury’s axes 2,000 jobs during HR restructuring Recruiters have warned that HR roles at major retail businesses could be cut as supermarkets reassess their business plans and increasingly turn to automation. The stark words come after Sainsbury’s announced earlier this week that… Read article/comments

  • ‘Robust’ manufacturing fails to boost UK growth

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    Via a BBC report the British Chambers of Commerce has highlighted that the UK economy grew at a muted rate in the third quarter of 2017 despite progress in the manufacturing sector. The number of manufacturers reporting improved domestic sales and orders rose in the quarter to its highest level since early 2015, the BCC… Read article/comments

  • Staff shortages are pushing up pay, recruiters say

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    The UK labour market is tightening, with employers finding it harder to recruit staff, according to a survey of employment agencies. The survey says that pay rates for both permanent and temporary staff are rising quickly due to a continuing fall in the number of job applicants. Last year’s Brexit vote is also driving some… Read article/comments

  • Bank of England Lowers Growth Forecast

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    A BBC report today has highlighted that subdued wage growth has contributed to the Bank of England lowering its growth forecast for 2017. The bank edged its growth forecast down to 1.7% from its previous forecast of 1.9% made in May. It also cut its forecast for 2018 from 1.7% to 1.6%. It is also… Read article/comments

  • Half unsure of Brexit impact.

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    A recent article in HR Magazine reports that employees are very indecisive about the impact that Brexit will have on their careers. “Employees are on the fence about their roles, job security and company prospects post-Brexit Many employees are uncertain about what impact Brexit will have on them personally, according to the Employee Brexit Barometer… Read article/comments

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