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  •   Comments Off on Brexit leaves employers ‘uncertain’ about recruitment

    A recent report in HR Magazine has seen that employers are reluctant to hire more workers during economic uncertainty, research has revealed The REC’s Jobs Outlook survey found that plans to recruit both permanent and temporary workers have stalled. A third (34%) of employers are unsure about their short-term hiring plans for temporary agency workers,…

  •   Comments Off on Productivity growth strongest since 2008

    A recent BBC article reports that the UK has seen the strongest two quarters of productivity growth since the recession of 2008, according to the latest data. Output per hour rose 0.8% in the three months to December, the Office for National Statistics said. It follows growth of 0.9% in the previous period. There was…

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

    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…

  •   Comments Off on ‘Robust’ manufacturing fails to boost UK growth

    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…

  •   Comments Off on Staff shortages are pushing up pay, recruiters say

    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…

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