Official Statistics Show Decline In Temporary Workers

Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics shows that the number of temporary employees in the UK fell by approximately 29,000 in the April-June 2023, compared to the January-March 2023 period.  Total employment fell by 66,000 jobs to 32.9 million during the same period, and the UK’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.2% from […]

Demand For Temps Increases – But Slower Rate Than Previous Months

Demand for temps continued to increase in December, but overall hiring activity was dampened at the end of 2022 according to the latest KPMG and REC UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global.  Permanent placements fell for the third month in a row, and at the quickest rate since the start of 2021, while billings […]

Temps Continue To Prop Up The Economy

Today’s ONS labour market data show our increasing reliance on temporary workers, who’s numbers have increased by 7.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis to approximately 1.67 million for the three-month period from December 2021 to February 2022.   The number of temps as a percentage of total employment was 5.97%, up from 5.61% when compared to […]

Temps Are Powering The Economy

Latest official figures show that the number of temporary workers increased by 9.32% for the three months from September to November 2021 compared to the same period one year prior.  This is a significant jump and shows that temps are effectively powering the economy as businesses struggle to recruit permanent staff. The ONS workforce figures […]

Recruiters Are Busier Than Ever But It’s Taking Longer

Skills shortages in all sectors are inevitably having a significant impact on the recruitment industry, with three in five (58%) saying that they have at least 30% more roles to fill now than before the pandemic.  Almost every respondent to the REC survey (97%) said that it was taking longer than usual to fill those vacancies, […]

001: Current Job Scams, an interview with Keith Rosser, Chair of SAFERjobs

Join Julia Kermode as she talks to Keith Rosser, Chair of SAFERjobs, about the increasing number of job related scams that are exploiting people currently. If you are looking for work then this is an incredibly important podcast episode for you to listen to. Keith shares his insight and knowledge of what the current job scams […]