APSCo News

04
Aug

Demand for professional talent up 20% on 2013 as employers act to support upbeat growth strategies

Permanent vacancies increase 20% year-on-year as professional job market returns to pre-crisis growth IT joins Engineering, and Finance in spearheading growth with vacancies up 18%, 35% and 22% respectively Professional temporary and contract vacancies also grow strongly (up 8%) Demand continues to drive increases in professional salaries

30
Jul

APSCo launches Compliance+ for Social Work with strong stakeholder backing

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has announced the launch of APSCo Compliance+, the only best practice quality standard for social work recruitment firms.

22
Jul

APSCo joins important forum for House of Commons debate on how to help SMEs meet their potential

Last week APSCo was invited to join influential group of stakeholders tasked with looking at ways to support the growth of small businesses in the UK.

15
Jul

APSCo appoints Tweedy as Head of Communications

Roger has held a number of senior management positions including Head of Marketing and Communications at Blue Arrow and more recently at the REC where he directed the activities of the research unit developing strategic relationships with industry stakeholders and government.

15
Jul

BIS uses APSCo Members’ meeting as way of direct consultation on late payment

At the APSCo Members’ meeting last week, Laurence Ridgway, Senior Policy Adviser at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), outlined the background and Government response to the “Building a Responsible Payment Culture” consultation which will be part of the Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill.

07
Jul

APSCo video news July 2014

Recruitment Challenge Cup, APSCo’s Intern Programme, HMRC drop box and more...

07
Jul

Permanent placements for professional roles reach two year high marking an important ‘triple peak’ for the UK’s economy

Permanent placements by recruitment firms up 33% year-on-year while vacancies increase by 18% Finance and engineering sectors lead the way, up 30% and 41% respectively Recruitment firms make 10% more temporary and contract placements year-on-year Salaries mirror sector growth with yearly increases for finance and engineering professionals up 7% and 2% respectively

Recruitment News

20
Aug

PayStream awarded silver accreditation by Investors in People

PayStream, a leading provider of payroll and accountancy services to contractors and recruitment agencies, was originally recognised by Investors in People in 2011. However, in their recent audit they have managed to take this accreditation even further by being awarded the Investors in People Silver standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.

20
Aug

Developing Researchers, Resourcers, Trainee Recruiters?

In the current predominantly candidate driven environment, the Resourcer role has never been more critical in the recruitment cycle.

20
Aug

Lack of niche skills fatal for contractor prospects, say recruiters

Contractors who fail to display niche and in-demand skills risk being overlooked by recruiters, a survey has found.

19
Aug

The British Assessment Bureau (BAB) achieves ISO 27001 UKAS accreditation

The British Assessment Bureau (BAB) is delighted to announce that it now holds a UKAS accreditation for ISO 27001: the Information Security Management standard.

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