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  •   Comments Off on UK’s economic performance ‘strong’, but risks remain

    The UK’s recent growth, employment progress and deficit reduction have been “strong”, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. Underlying economic vulnerabilities have been addressed, and steady growth looks set to continue, it said. But high household debt, a “strikingly large” trade deficit and high government debt are still risks to the economy. Expectations of…

  •   Comments Off on Average Pay Rises Jump To 3.5%

    Average pay rises have jumped to 3.5%, as higher inflation feeds through to wage settlements, a new report shows. The average level of deals has risen from 3% in the first quarter of the year to 3.5% at the start of the second three-month period. However the pay picture remained mixed, with wage freezes being…

  •   Comments Off on Recruitment Agencies will play bigger part in future ‘talent ecosystem’

    A recent article in Recruiter Magazine has highlighted that Recruitment agencies will become a much more important part of the “talent ecosystem” because they look after an individual’s career, says professor of management practice at London Business School, Lynda Gratton. Speaking to Recruiter following her keynote address at the Hot Spots Movement’s Talent Innovation conference…

  •   Comments Off on UK economy records fastest growth since 2007

    A recent BBC article has reported the UK’s economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007 and up from 1.7% in 2013, official figures have shown. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the economy grew by 0.5% in the final three months of 2014. That was a slowdown from…

  •   Comments Off on BBC Article Reports Age Discrimination In Job Ads……

    A recent BBC report has indicated that the government’s Universal Jobmatch website is publishing adverts using terms that could be breaking anti-age discrimination laws, the BBC has found. It also found similar jobs ads posted online by Reed – one of the UK’s biggest employment agencies. On both sites, hundreds of employers say they want…

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