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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – the North – January 2019

February 15, 2019 . 2:16 pm

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – the North – January 2019

Key findings from the January survey: – First decline in permanent placements for 77 months – Faster falls in both permanent and contract availability – Staff shortages lead to further rises in pay Commenting on the latest survey results, Chris Hearld, Northern Regional Chairman at KPMG UK said: “Northern businesses might want to hire staff, but a chronic shortage […]

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Half of SMEs prefer experienced workers

January 20, 2019 . 9:45 pm

People aged between 35 and 54 are at the top of the hire list for small businesses in the UK, research by Aldermore has revealed. In a survey of 1,002 SME business leaders, 50% said they would choose to hire from this age group out of all potential recruits – compared to 30% who would […]

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References – New guidance released by Acas

January 20, 2019 . 9:42 pm

Workplace experts, Acas, have published guidance to help employers and employees know the rules around employment references. A recent survey by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) found that nearly half of employers want job applicants who have relevant work experience. Tom Neil, Acas Senior Adviser said: “The job market can very competitive so it is vitally important for […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – UK Wide – December 2018

January 10, 2019 . 4:47 pm

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – UK Wide – December 2018

Key points from the December survey: – Permanent appointments rise at slowest rate since April 2017… – …as the supply of candidates falls sharply… – …leading to further marked increases in starting pay Commenting on the latest survey results, James Stewart, Vice Chair at KPMG, said: “A lack of work ready candidates is really beginning to bite UK […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – London – December 2018

January 10, 2019 . 4:47 pm

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – London – December 2018

Key points from December survey: – Sustained fall in staff supply drives starting pay higher – Agencies signal weaker rise in permanent appointments… – …despite robust uptick in job vacancies Commenting on the latest survey results, Bina Mehta, Partner at KPMG UK said: “Although December is always a bit of lean period in the jobs market, the […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – the North – December 2018

January 10, 2019 . 4:47 pm

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – the North – December 2018

Key findings from the December survey: – Slowest rise in permanent placements since April 2013 – Steeper falls in availability of both permanent and contract staff – Strong demand for staff pushes up starting pay Commenting on the latest survey results, Chris Hearld, Northern Regional Chairman at KPMG UK said: “The North is creating a healthy and encouraging volume of […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – UK Wide – November 2018

December 7, 2018 . 9:00 am

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – UK Wide – November 2018

Key points from the November survey: – Softer increases in permanent placements and contract billings – Vacancy growth edges down to 25-month low – Contract pay rises at fastest rate since July 2007 Commenting on the latest survey results, James Stewart, Vice Chair at KPMG, said: “Despite the uncertainty around Brexit, companies are still recruiting. It’s very much a candidates […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – London – November 2018

December 7, 2018 . 9:00 am

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – London – November 2018

Key points from November survey: – Permanent staff appointment growth accelerates… – …amid strong upswing in vacancies – Candidate shortages drive staring salary inflation to 42-month peak Commenting on the latest survey results, Bina Mehta, Partner at KPMG UK said: “The current employment situation in London is good news for job seekers but there are some worrying clouds on the horizon […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – the North – November 2018

December 7, 2018 . 9:00 am

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – the North – November 2018

Key findings from the November survey: – Slower growth of permanent placements and contract billings – Faster decline in labour supply – Pay pressures remain historically elevated Commenting on the latest survey results, Chris Hearld, Northern Regional Chairman at KPMG UK said: “Amidst the political noise, Northern businesses are largely unfazed in their bid to recruit and make […]

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Would you settle for leftovers when you could get something fresh?

December 6, 2018 . 5:01 pm

Would you settle for leftovers when you could get something fresh?

There are a few meals that aren’t half bad as leftovers. Cold roast chicken, potato salad, even coleslaw is good. But why settle for leftovers if you can enjoy a fresh meal instead? Surely fresh food is a better option? Yet in recruiting, when someone resigns, managers often scramble to do everything they can to […]

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