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  •   Comments Off on UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown

    A report today by the BBC highlights just how much impact the pandemic has had on the economy. The number of workers on UK company payrolls fell by 649,000 between March and June, official figures indicate. The overall jobless rate was unchanged but there are 47,000 more young people unemployed than there were a year…

  •   Comments Off on Demand for leaders soars due to coronavirus

    An article in Executive Grapevine reports that UK businesses are rushing to deal with the fallout from the India outsourcing crisis, with senior UK staff to manage the crisis now top of the Coronavirus hiring list, according to research conducted by New Street Group. India’s lockdown is having a huge impact on businesses that have…

  •   Comments Off on Lack Of Relevant Candidates Impacts Hiring

    New research reported at Executive Grapevine has discovered that 81.5% of recruiters believe that a lack of relevant candidates is impacting their recruitment efforts right now, reports CV-Library. Despite this, 85.4% of respondents to the job board’s recent study claimed that they still feel confident about hiring in 2020. In the study of over 300…

  •   Comments Off on Interviewing online to tackle Coronavirus

    An interesting report by the BBC just shows us that recruitment can still push on during challenging times. It would be great to hear from you as to what contingency plans you have in place to continue with your recruitment hires. Here at Grafton Haymes we having Zoom, Microsoft Teams and good old fashioned FaceTime…

  •   Comments Off on More than 20,000 retail job losses in 2019

    A recent article in HR Magazine has reported that the job losses on the high street rose in 2019, with 945 more employees being let go than in 2018 (an ABC Finance report) In 2019 21,826 retail staff were made redundant. In comparison, there were a recorded 20,881 job losses in 2018 and just 6,884…

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