Who Is Entitled To Parental Leave?

Parental leave allows parents to take time off work, unpaid, with any children under the age of 18 years old. Through unpaid parental leave, parents can spend more time with their children and strike a better balance between family commitments and work commitments – but not all of your employees will be entitled to parental … read more ≫

Permanent placements growth softens slightly in March

The Markit/REC Report on Jobs published on 7th April 2017 – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies. Key points: Growth in permanent placements weakens from February’s one-year peak Demand for staff holds close to its strongest for 18 months Availability of temp staff falls … read more ≫

How to improve the recruitment process for your candidates

The Candidate Strikes Back explores the changing relationship between jobseekers and hirers in a candidate-driven market. Businesses are looking to hire the best talent. But skills shortages are rife across the economy, and it’s getting harder for employers to find the people they need. Despite this, the candidate experience is getting worse, not better, and this is … read more ≫

Half of employers expect candidate shortage for permanent roles

51 per cent of employers anticipate a shortage of candidates to fill permanent jobs, according to the latest JobsOutlook report from the REC. Employers with more than 250 staff are particularly concerned about the lack of talent available, with 63 per cent expecting a shortage. 22 per cent plan to take on more permanent staff … read more ≫