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  • More than 20,000 retail job losses in 2019

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    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…

  • New Warning On Global Economic Slowdown

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    A BBC report has announced that a leading international economic organisation has warned that risks to the global outlook have increased. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development – the OECD – says in a new report that prospects have steadily deteriorated. It forecasts continued growth of around 3% but warns that the risks have…

  • UK wage growth faster than expected

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    A report today from the BBC indicates wage growth beat market and economist expectations in the three months from February to April. Pay rose by 3.4% compared with a year ago. After taking inflation into account, wage growth was 1.4%, official figures show. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, and has not been lower since…

  • Introducing a four-day working week?

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    Interesting news this week from the “Wellcome Trust” as they announce considering the introduction of a four-day working week (Source: HR Grapevine 21/1/19). As a significantly large employer, this move will no doubt create interest across the UK employment market. The organisation considers it will not only improve work life balance but also lead to…

  • Navigating Withdrawal Agreements and March 2019 – What Recruiters should really be focussed on!

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    THE IMPACT ON ACCESS TO TALENT POST BREXIT FOR EU AND NON-EU NATIONALS FROM A RECRUITERS PERSPECTIVE. In preparation for her presentation to the Board, a city based financial services client recently approached me for my thoughts on how an organisation like hers might best be able to prepare for March 2019 and beyond. In…

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