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Employees Secretly Recording Meetings May Not Be Gross Misconduct

July 23, 2019 . 10:32 am

Employees Secretly Recording Meetings May Not Be Gross Misconduct

(30 sec read) An Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that staff covertly recording conversations spoken during meetings at work may not always be considered as gross misconduct. In fact, the tribunal stated that it is acceptable in specific cases when, for example, an employee may be concerned about misrepresentation. In this case, Tatiana Stockman, […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – London – June 2019

July 17, 2019 . 10:26 am

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – London – June 2019

London employers focus on hiring contract workers amid uncertain outlook Key points from June survey: – Permanent hires fall; contract billings grow further – Starting salary inflation remains weak… – …while contract pay increases sharply Commenting on the latest survey results, James Stewart, Vice Chair at KPMG, said: “Brexit stagnation continues to seize up the […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – UK Wide – June 2019

July 17, 2019 . 9:06 am

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – UK Wide – June 2019

Slowdown in recruitment activity persists in June as market confidence remains subdued Key points from the June survey: – Permanent placements decline for fifth time in six months – Contract billings expand only slightly – Vacancy growth holds close to multi-year low Commenting on the latest survey results, James Stewart, Vice Chair at KPMG, said: […]

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

July 17, 2019 . 9:00 am

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

Permanent placements increase solidly in June, as contract billings fall slightly Key findings from the June survey: – Solid rise in permanent staff placements – Permanent candidate availability falls at softest rate in eight months – Starting salaries increase sharply Commenting on the latest survey results, Nicola Quayle, Office Senior Partner at KPMG in Manchester […]

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Are Your Hiring Managers Leaving Your Business Vulnerable?

July 1, 2019 . 10:42 am

Are Your Hiring Managers Leaving Your Business Vulnerable?

(2 min read) Managers are paid to lead, organise and motivate. Most have successfully risen through the ranks before being rewarded with management opportunities to inspire others to follow in their glory. However, despite their professional strengths they are unlikely to have ever received formal training on how to interview and recruit someone. Business leaders […]

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5 Crazy But True Interview Tales

June 25, 2019 . 11:02 am

5 Crazy But True Interview Tales

(1 min read) Are you sitting comfortably? You probably won’t be after reading these crazy but true short recruitment stories from our experiences with candidates and employers.  Without further waffle, let us begin…  Life in the fast lane Barbara was cutting it fine. Racing along in the outside lane she had just 20 minutes to […]

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Langley James Recruits Again!

June 12, 2019 . 12:43 pm

Langley James Recruits Again!

Its yet another busy month for Langley James as new Recruitment Consultant Rachael Bretherton joins the team. With a highly successful sales background and formal training in education, Rachael Bretherton joins the rapidly expanding Sector Specialist Team focused on Langley James’ extensive School, College and University client portfolio.  “We’re very lucky to have had the […]

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3 Ways to Improve IT Recruitment in Brexit Threatened Sectors

June 12, 2019 . 11:50 am

3 Ways to Improve IT Recruitment in Brexit Threatened Sectors

If you’re looking to recruit an IT professional you’ve probably found it harder than expected. Worse, if you’re in an industry seriously threatened by Brexit your recruitment problems are likely to be much worse.  May’s UK Job Market report from KPMG and REC details a rise in vacancies and an inevitable drop in candidate availability […]

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

June 10, 2019 . 10:00 am

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

Fastest increase in permanent staff placements since January 2018 Key findings from the May survey: – Permanent staff appointments rise at marked pace… – … but contract billings decline solidly – Lower candidate supply pushes up starting pay Commenting on the latest survey results, Nicola Quayle, Office Senior Partner at KPMG in Manchester said: “The […]

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Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – UK Wide – May 2019

June 10, 2019 . 10:00 am

Langley James IT Recruitment Market Review – UK Wide – May 2019

Hiring activity remains muted in May as uncertainty lingers around the outlook Key points from the May survey: – Modest decline in permanent staff placements – Contract billings growth at 73-month low – Demand for staff rises at historically subdued pace Commenting on the latest survey results, James Stewart, Vice Chair at KPMG, said: “Brexit […]

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