Category: recruiters

Too many employment firms failing to record staff diversity

APSCo: ‘Without a clear and honest picture of your workforce, it will be difficult for staffing companies to identify where there are gaps or what demographics are currently under-represented’.

Jobs data shows ongoing value of recruitment sector

APSCo: ‘This data points very clearly to the ongoing value of the recruitment sector to the economy as organisations look for help to find the right skill sets’.

Good recruitment is boosting UK productivity by £7.7 billion each year

REC: ‘From temporary work to permanent roles, at home or at a workplace, recruiters have stepped up through the pandemic to keep the wheels of our economy turning’.

Permanent staff recruitment falls, while temp billings continue to rise

REC: ‘Economic uncertainty is weighing on employers’ minds even where they see potential for their own firm to grow, so it’s no surprise that temporary work is leading the jobs recovery’.

REC makes changes to help further support recruitment sector

REC: ‘This new generation of REC leadership shares a vision of delivering market-leading business support, advocacy and compliance advice to recruitment businesses’.

Calls for firms to be more strategic with recruiting diverse candidates

CIPD: ‘The findings of this report suggest that improvements in workforce diversity have happened by accident rather than design’.

Pandemic having negative impact on recruitment professionals’ mental health

Forty-six per cent of recruitment employees feel their work-life balance is worse than a year ago.

Employers’ hiring confidence on the up

REC: ‘Employers remain cautious and concerned about the future path of the economy – but are much more sanguine now about their own plans’.