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More than half of UK firms plan to hire new staff

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More than half of UK employers intend to recruit staff in the next three months, according to new research. The human resources body, the CIPD, said it was the first positive signs of employment prospects it had seen in a year. About 56% of 2,000 firms surveyed planned to hire in the first three months […]

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UK service sector optimism grows to highest level since 2006

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Firms planning to expand despite being hit by Brexit port delays and falling orders due to Covid Optimism across the services sector improved for the fourth consecutive month in February to its highest level since 2006, reflecting hopes that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will lead to a strong economic rebound. The IHS Markit survey found that […]

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Over-Hyping or Over-Selling?

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  You may have noticed that today the starting pistol was announced on, based on your political point of view, the most calamitous or liberating marathon that this country has ever embarked on. Amusingly the whole process is being hyped by Sky News as some long-winded transfer deadline day, complete with ticking clock, “Breaking News” […]

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Part Time Roles

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Over the last few months we have seen increased interest in candidates looking for part time roles in order to balance their work with commitments at home. These candidates have a wealth of experience, technical knowledge and a real interest in developing their careers. The benefit for clients hiring candidates on a part-time basis is […]