Agency Bites

Feb 22, 2017

Is it too late to say Happy New Year? (Clue: yes it is.) Nonetheless, here we are in early 2017 with the year off to a flyer and one of the industry’s biggest awards ceremonies already done and dusted. You’ll read about some big agency successes on that front in our latest round-up, which also includes the usual news on business wins, new starters and what’s keeping everyone busy. ... more or comment here

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SMEs to recruit 200,000 apprentices in the next year

Feb 23, 2017

SMEs are predicted to recruit over 200,000 apprentices over the next year, according to figures from the Department for Education (DfE). ... more or comment here

We need to talk about programmatic:
Richard Badley, SMRS

Feb 21, 2017

You would have done well to get through the last two weeks without seeing one of the many articles covering the supposed risks associated with online ads, more specifically programmatic. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Employers say uncertainty is the biggest challenge they face

Feb 22, 2017

Political and economic uncertainty is the main challenge faced by employers, and is a greater issue than a shortage of suitable candidates for roles, according to the latest Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here

Rise in self-employment driven by ‘privileged’ workers

Feb 21, 2017

The rise in self-employment has been driven by workers in relatively ‘privileged’ high-skilled, higher-paying sectors such as advertising and banking, according to research by think tank the Resolution Foundation. ... more or comment here

Indeed launches app to bring crowdsourcing to local jobs

Feb 20, 2017

Indeed has today launched Job Spotter, a mobile app designed to bring offline local job postings online, and help employers increase visibility of their local opportunities. ... more or comment here

Public sector recruiters call for IR35 tax change to be delayed

Feb 20, 2017

Public sector organisations and the recruitment industry have urged HMRC to delay the implementation of new off-payroll working legislation known as IR35. ... more or comment here

Milkround event to focus on post-school options

Feb 22, 2017

A forthcoming event hosted by Milkround is set to focus on the options currently available to school leavers, and will offer employers the opportunity to meet young talent alongside their teachers and careers advisers. ... more or comment here

Research highlights ‘true cost’ of hiring an employee

Feb 20, 2017

The true cost of hiring an employee is almost double their salary during the first year of work, according to research by serviced offices provider BE. ... more or comment here

Government launches initiative to boost disadvantaged groups in work

Feb 20, 2017

The Government has unveiled an employer toolkit designed to help businesses recruit and retain more single parents and care leavers. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 profile:
Lindsey Hatten, Metro

Feb 16, 2017

Lindsey Hatten is senior account manager across recruitment and education for both the London Metro and Evening Standard. She has worked on the titles for four years and has progressed rapidly through the ranks in that time. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Ri5 readers fear Brexit impact on overseas talent

Feb 15, 2017

Two-thirds of Ri5 readers feel overseas workers will be less likely to consider the UK as a destination for work following the EU referendum. ... more or comment here

Graduate talent pool set to shrink as overseas students reconsider working in the UK

Feb 16, 2017

Almost a third of UK-based international students have changed their post-graduation plans as a result of the Brexit vote, and many are considering leaving the UK to look for work. ... more or comment here

Fall in EU nationals driving skills and labour shortages

Feb 13, 2017

Skills and labour shortages are taking hold in sectors that employee a high number of EU nationals, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Adecco Group. ... more or comment here

Lack of career progression ‘most common reason’ for women leaving jobs

Feb 16, 2017

Two-thirds of working women say a lack of career progression in their role would lead them to look for opportunities elsewhere. ... more or comment here

WDAD launches disability video initiative

Feb 16, 2017

WDAD has announced the expansion of its diversity portfolio with a new service in partnership with Gilbey films, a leading producer of disabled access marketing films and training videos. ... more or comment here

Poor engagement by managers leading to disaffected workers

Feb 15, 2017

Senior business leaders are failing to engage with their workforces, with infrequent and impersonal communication impacting worker satisfaction and motivation. ... more or comment here

Rise in insecure work costs £4bn a year, says TUC

Feb 14, 2017

The growth of insecure employment, such as people working without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights, is costing the UK economy an estimated £4bn a year, according to a report by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... more or comment here

Third of employers unaware of Apprenticeship Levy

Feb 13, 2017

A third of employers who will be eligible to pay the Apprenticeship Levy from April are not aware of its existence, according to research by City & Guilds. ... more or comment here

Pensioners ‘earning more than working age counterparts’

Feb 13, 2017

Pensioner households are £20 a week better off than typical working-age households, with pensioners now more likely to still be in work, own a home and have access to generous private pension pots. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 profile:
Ryan Bridgman, Monster

Feb 8, 2017

Ryan Bridgman has been at Monster since 2005 and is currently employed as field sales director for the UK, leading Monster’s UK staffing, agency, key account management and enterprise teams. ... more or comment here 1 comment

The Ri5 interview:
Philippa Watkins and Anthony Lewis, CIPFA Penna

Feb 9, 2017

For several years the public sector has faced significant challenges – budget cuts and headcount reductions, while being required to maintain and in some cases improve its output. It might not seem the ideal circumstances in which to attract people to the sector, but the team at CIPFA Penna are demonstrating how to make a success of it. ... more or comment here

Older workers more likely to embrace gig working

Feb 9, 2017

Gig working is more popular among Baby Boomers than any other generation, according to research by Indeed. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Havas People unveils next Talent Bites event

Feb 9, 2017

Havas People’s Talent Bites returns on 9 March, focusing on the changing media landscape with the theme of ‘From print to programmatic’. ... more or comment here

Candidate availability remains a challenge for recruiters

Feb 8, 2017

The start of 2017 saw a continued fall in candidate availability leading to an increase in starting salaries as recruiters compete for the best talent, according to the latest Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here

Brexit could leave UK facing a ‘workforce crisis’

Feb 6, 2017

Changes to migration levels could prompt a ‘workforce crisis’ and worsen the strains caused by the UK’s aging workforce, according to research by Mercer. ... more or comment here

One in ten UK workers in insecure jobs

Feb 7, 2017

The number of people in insecure work has risen by more than a quarter in the past five years, according to research by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... more or comment here