Articles from Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)

Extending the #Brexit deadline is limited comfort for employers

New data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows that UK employers remain in limbo due to uncertainty even after the UK’s date for leaving the EU was postponed in April.

REC JobsOutlook survey of employers in the UK published

Employers’ reliance on agency workers increases as confidence slides further

Employer confidence plunges as uncertainty over #Brexit bites

New data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows employers’ confidence in economic prospects for the UK have dropped again, by eight percentage points from last month to net: -28. This is the lowest level since the JobsOutlook survey began measuring sentiment about the economy amongst Britain’s businesses, and is 54 percentage points lower than in June 2016.

March 2019 ONS labour statistics

Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the number of vacancies at 854,000 for December 2018 to February 2019, 3,000 more than for September to November 2018 and 39,000 more than a year earlier.

Record low employer confidence in UK economy

RECORD LOW IN EMPLOYER VIEW OF ECONOMY ACCOMPANIES DENTED JOB PLANS

UK labour market remains resilient, but fear remains of lower growth in the future

Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the number of vacancies at 870,000 for November 2018 to January 2019 – 16,000 more than for August to October 2018 and 46,000 more than a year earlier. This was the highest estimate since comparable records began in 2001.

JobsOutlook report - Take no deal off the table to restore business confidence

New data shows that employers’ confidence in the prospects for the UK economy remained negative for the sixth successive month, falling by two percentage points to net:-14 from the previous month, the joint-lowest since June 2016, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s latest JobsOutlook report.

MPs back REC proposals to make the Apprenticeship Levy more flexible

MPs back REC proposals to make the Apprenticeship Levy more flexible to help women get the skills they need to “get on” in the workplace

Recruitment & Employment Confederation respond to the defeat of the Government’s EU withdrawal deal

Neil Carberry, Recruitment & Employment Confederation chief executive responding to the defeat of the Government’s EU withdrawal deal says:

The UK recruitment industry grew by 11% to £35.7 billion in 2017/18 despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Recruiters and associated HR services placed over 1.1 million people into permanent jobs in 2017/18, and were responsible for placing more than 1 million agency workers on any given day, according to new data published today by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

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