Insights

Thewlis Graham Associates is 10 years old! Read the full story here

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Reflections on the first decade of Thewlis Graham Associates. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... the spring of hope, the winter of despair.” Read our full timeline here!

REC - Report on Jobs: Hiring activity increases in August, led by steep rise in temp billings

Friday, 11 September 2020

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey signalled a renewed upturn in hiring activity in August as more parts of the economy reopened following the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Although permanent placements rose only slightly, temp billings expanded at the quickest rate for 20 months. The availability of candidates meanwhile rose at the second-steepest rate in over two-decades of data collection amid reports of widespread redundancies. At the same time, vacancy trends remained subdued, with overall demand for staff falling further in August. Consequently, recruiters signalled further drops in starting salaries and temp wages.

REC - Report on Jobs: Hiring activity increases in August, led by steep rise in temp billings

REC - Jobs Recovery Tracker: Growth in job adverts continued in late August led by north-west England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Friday, 11 September 2020

Total job postings up to 1.12 million in last week of August Growth focused in north-west England, Northern Ireland and Wales Scotland lags furthest behind for growth in job adverts Increase in adverts for crane drivers, legal professionals and air conditioning engineers

REC - Jobs Recovery Tracker: Growth in job adverts continued in late August led by north-west England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Sarah Thewlis appointed as new Chairperson of the REC Board

Monday, 7 September 2020

The REC is pleased to announce that Sarah Thewlis has been elected as the new Chair of the REC Board, which is the executive body accounting for the REC’s performance as a business. Sarah is Managing Director of executive search firm Thewlis Graham Associates which she co-founded in 2010. She initially joined the REC Council in 2013 and has held several other non-executive positions including as Chair of a cancer support charity. Sarah takes over from Chris Moore who has served the maximum term of seven years as a non-executive director and three years as Chair.

Sarah Thewlis appointed as new Chairperson of the REC Board

Book Reviews

"Reading is the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." Bill Gates in an interview with the New York Times in 2016

Everyone in a leadership position knows that gaining knowledge, remaining curious and being challenged are good and even essential ways to keep on top of things.

We all have our reading lists, but too often it’s hard to find time to get started with them. So we’ll provide a regular review by Ophicleide, one of our associates, to tempt us to read the actual book! And we are more than happy to accept reviews from others. Do please contact us if you have one to present.