My journey within the recruitment industry has been shaped by a blend of personal experiences and professional observations. As a gay man, hailing from a privileged background in a predominantly white, straight area, I became acutely aware of the underrepresentation that persisted into my adult life, especially within the LGBTQ+ community.
Two recent APSCo and OutSource events brought skills to the fore. At a House of Commons executive dinner led by the skills expert Baroness Sue Garden of Frognall, a most gracious and humorous host, the leaders of our larger staffing businesses discussed how jobs and careers should be weaved throughout the school curriculum, bringing relevance to academic and technical modules.
As you would expect there has been a noticeable bounce in all month-on-month (January 2024 versus December 2023) metrics. This positive trend, while encouraging, is accompanied by discernible cautionary signals that demand thoughtful consideration. Notably, both permanent and contract vacancies for January 2024 reached their lowest points in recorded data history.
Following a tough hiring landscape in 2023, recruitment across financial services has reported a much-needed boost, with January data up on the latter part of last year. That’s according to new research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
It's critical that the next generation of children choosing their options at age 13/14 make the right decisions for them, to provide them with opportunities for a fulfilling career, helping the skills shortage in the process.
Following today’s announcement of the UK's entry into a recession, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) urges the government to adopt proactive pro-growth policies to stimulate the economy. With the latest GDP statistics revealing a downturn, APSCo emphasises the critical need for targeted measures to bolster the economy and support businesses nationwide.
Have you heard about the latest email rules from Google and Yahoo?
As a subscriber, they're great for reducing the amount of spam you receive.
Sounds good right? And who can blame them? We all hate spam and those pesky phishing threats. So, to combat these annoyances, they're tightening up their email validation rules.
Every year, we survey global recruitment professionals to find out their top priorities, challenges, and predictions for the year ahead to create our GRID Industry Report. We’ve taken these results and are excited to present to you the top trends we’re seeing going into 2024.
The Recruitment Agency Expo London is the UK’s biggest recruitment and professional networking event held annually. Over two days, people from all over the country come to share ideas, gather industry insights, and become inspired.
In today’s fast-paced world, the concept of lifelong learning has become more crucial than ever. As the saying goes, "Every day is a school day," and this growth mindset is at the heart of staying relevant and successful in our careers and businesses.
With talks of GDP falling and a recession on the cards, I thought it pertinent to write a blog on how recruitment can survive a recession. As someone who started her PR career as the financial crisis hit, I’ve witnessed first-hand from the first day of my working life what tactics do and don’t work during turbulent times like these.
There are thousands of recruitment agencies in the UK, with new firms popping up every day—often by industry professionals looking to strike out on their own. But figuring out how to start a recruitment agency can be daunting.
The recruitment industry is built on relationships, literally and figuratively. Many new business owners get up and running by building relationships with a few tried and true clients. But how can you find clients for your recruitment agency?