Labour Market Recovers as Lockdown Restrictions Ease

New research has shown that, over the month of March, hiring activity has substantially improved. The labour market showing signs of recovery is thought to be a result of lockdown restrictions easing, seeing many sectors re-open.  The KPMG and REC ‘UK Report on Jobs’ has shown that there has been a significant improvement in recruitment activity …

Employers prioritise leadership & digital skills for 2021

Leadership skills including Coaching, Onboarding and Decision Making top the list of most sought-after skills employers are looking for in new recruits, according to job search engine Adzuna. The study analysed over 600,000 UK job ads advertised in 2020 and just under 150,000 jobseeker CVs to compare the skills sought after by employers with the skills …

Jobseeker secured 16 interviews…but had no human interaction

Whilst the recruitment industry has defended its use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the sector could be in danger of losing its human touch. A recent report told how a graduate recently applied for 60 jobs, securing around 16 interviews – yet he never met one of his potential employers! “They were all video-based screening interviews …

Stagnating real wages means moving job the best way to secure a pay rise

A recent Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) press release illustrated the issue relating to Real wages. For the sixth consecutive month, wages continue to fall, according to today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The release also shows that employment reached 32.1 million in the three months to August. It …