Category: recruiters

CIPD’s Festival of Work returns in June

CIPD: ‘With the pandemic accelerating new ways of working it’s important to come together so we can share and understand the challenges organisations are facing, as well as solutions to help build better work and working lives for all.’

Staff shortages ongoing challenge for both employers and staff

Totaljobs: ‘While employers are making good strides in offering wellbeing initiatives, skills shortages mean that many workers will continue to feel the pressure of empty seats in their teams’.

Over half of workers would consider changing career for a ‘greener’ role

Aviva: ‘Sustainability is very much on the radar for businesses large and small and it is positive news that so many UK people are bringing green thinking into their working routines, as well as their personal lives’.

UK business confidence bounces back to five-month high

Lloyds Bank: ‘The UK’s expected future growth is in positive territory following February’s rise in business confidence, trading prospects and economic optimism’.

Retention becoming just as vital as recruitment to maintain workforce

CIPD: ‘Today’s figures show that employers will have to work even harder in 2022 to both find and keep staff as vacancies remain at record levels and more workers take advantage of a job-seeker friendly market to find a new and better job’.

Hospitality recruiters having to invest more to find the best talent ‘At a time when skills shortages have reached a critical point across the UK, many hiring managers in the hospitality sector are pumping investment into recruitment activity in the hope that this will be enough to give them an edge over the competition’.

Innovative technology vital for recruiters to secure talent

JobAdder: ‘At a time when the number of open job vacancies across the UK has surpassed one million for the first time ever, organisations are unsurprisingly scrambling to secure sought-after skills – and only those who can offer the slickest recruitment journey to candidates will victor in the war for talent’.

Recruiters say labour shortages are biggest concern for the rest of 2021

REC: ‘Vacancy numbers are far higher than pre-pandemic, and it is taking much longer to fill them. This is putting the recovery at risk by putting capacity constraints on the economy’.