Insights

October 2020

REC - Jobs Recovery tracker - latest

Friday, 2 October 2020

In May 2020 the REC launched the Jobs Recovery Tracker, which aims to help recruiters, businesses and policymakers see how the jobs market is evolving as the economy recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

REC - Jobs Recovery tracker - latest

PRESS RELEASE - New REC board takes office following governance shake-up

Sunday, 11 October 2020

The REC is pleased to announce that its new board has now taken office, completing a year-long overhaul designed to better serve the interests of recruiters across the UK.Earlier this year members of the REC voted to approve REC Council recommendations on modernising how the REC is run. This included making space for a more diverse range of talent and experience, creating four new Non-Executive Director positions appointed from outside the recruitment industry.

PRESS RELEASE - New REC board takes office following governance shake-up

Public Voice - Chief Executive Officer - Closing Date - 10 November 5pm

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Public Voice is a Community Interest Company founded in 2014. Our first five years of operation have seen substantial growth and development resulting in a more diverse range of contracts and services across the health, social care and housing and regeneration sectors. They are looking for someone with vision, commitment and relevant practical experience who can consolidate and build on our successes to date and lead and support the organisation through a new phase of development. Full details within.

Public Voice - Chief Executive Officer - Closing Date - 10 November 5pm

REC - Report on Jobs: Stronger increase in recruitment activity as more parts of the economy re-open

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

A further recovery in hiring activity was seen during September, according to the latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey, with both permanent placements and temp billings rising at steeper rates. Panel members indicated that the easing of lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak had led clients to take on more staff. At the same time, overall vacancies rose for the first time since February, albeit only slightly. Nonetheless, redundancies stemming from the pandemic led to a further substantial increase in staff supply, which dampened pay trends for both permanent and temporary workers. The report is compiled by IHS Markit from responses to questionnaires sent to a panel of around 400 UK recruitment and employment consultancies.

REC - Report on Jobs: Stronger increase in recruitment activity as more parts of the economy re-open

REC - Jobs Recovery Tracker: Recovery slows as virus returns – adverts fall for first time since July

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

1.28 million job adverts in the UK last week – down by 1.0% from the previous week 128,000 new job adverts posted – 7.6% fewer than the previous week Hospitality sector hit hard, with notable drop in adverts for bar staff, waiters and chefs Biggest fall in postings in the East Midlands, particularly in parts of Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire Last week saw the first fall in the number of active job adverts in the UK since July, according to figures from the REC. There were 1.28 million active job postings in the week of 5-11 October, a drop of 1.0% from the previous week.

REC - Jobs Recovery Tracker: Recovery slows as virus returns – adverts fall for first time since July

ARB - Hugh Simpson appointed as ARB Chief Executive

Friday, 30 October 2020

Thewlis Graham Associates are delighted to have worked on this assignment: The Architects Registration Board has appointed Hugh Simpson as its new Chief Executive. Hugh will join ARB as CEO designate on 10 December, taking over full powers of the Chief Executive and Registrar from 4 January 2021. Full story within.

ARB - Hugh Simpson appointed as ARB Chief Executive

REC - Jobs Outlook - Quarter ending in September saw steady optimism in businesses' hiring confidence, and growing intentions to hire

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Employers’ confidence in hiring for their own business ended its pandemic-driven fall in the third quarter of 2020, returning to net zero in July-September. This represents a recovery from a low point of net: -13 in April-June. While employers remain concerned about the overall outlook for the UK economy (net: -44, at the same level as the three months to August), this better picture on confidence for their own firms is feeding through to increased hiring.

REC - Jobs Outlook - Quarter ending in September saw steady optimism in businesses' hiring confidence, and growing intentions to hire