Focus On Recruitment Agencies

The nastiest bosses are in recruitment – report - 12 Oct, 2015

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Recruitment has nastier bosses than any other industry, a survey has claimed. One hundred per cent of respondents from the profession say they have quit a job because of a horrid boss. That compares to…

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‘Cheers you guys’ – new study offers insight into common CV errors - 12 Oct, 2015

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Recruiters make up their minds about an applicant within 60 seconds of seeing their CV, new research says. The survey from New College of the Humanities has also found that 20 per cent of respondents discard…

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Battle to recruit talent heats up - 12 Oct, 2015

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Most recruiters are predicting competition in hiring to get fiercer, a study has found. The Recruiter Nation Survey, published by Jobvite, says 67 per cent expect a more competitive field in the next 12…

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Recruitment firm M&A still ‘buoyant’ - 2 Jul, 2015

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The recruitment sector appears to be bucking a downbeat trend in merger and acquisition activity. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), published on 2 June, showed that between January and…

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Buyers urged to be vigilant on margins - 2 Jul, 2015

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Recruitment is among the sectors urged to be more careful in their IT spending, following research that found many businesses were paying inflated mark-ups. The annual IT margins survey from KnowledgeBus,…

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Agencies benefit as employers struggle to find key skills - 2 Jul, 2015

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New research suggests that employers are increasingly turning to recruitment agencies to source workers as key skills become harder to find. The latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment…

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HMRC issues guidance on employment intermediary reporting - 2 Jul, 2015

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued updated guidance on the new reports that employment intermediaries – like employment agencies and recruitment firms – need to provide for agency workers if…

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Research shows room for improvement by recruiters - 24 Feb, 2015

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New research has revealed a gap between employer expectations and the performance of recruiters. Recruitment sector media reported on 9 February on research carried out with leading UK employers by BrightPool,…

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Agency steps into TV spotlight - 24 Feb, 2015

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The TV spotlight is set to shine on the recruitment industry with a new Channel 4 series. It announced on 11 February that it had commissioned Dragonfly – creators of One Born Every Minute and The…

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Sector welcomes changes in HMRC reporting plans - 24 Feb, 2015

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A leading recruitment sector body has welcomed revised HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) reporting requirements for workers whose employment taxes are not deducted at source. Following onshore intermediaries…

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