Industry & Company News

January 2021

2021 The Dark before the Dawn

Friday, 15 January 2021

Thewlis Graham Associate Managing Director - Sarah Thewlis - with a few words about what we are all going through right now.

REC - Report on Jobs: Permanent staff appointments increase for first time since September

Friday, 15 January 2021

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey signalled a renewed rise in permanent placements at the end of 2020, as increased market activity and vaccine news led some firms to press on with hiring plans. At the same time, temp billings rose at the sharpest pace for over two years, as companies often opted for short-term staff due to lingering uncertainty around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and Brexit. Demand for staff also increased in December, though temporary vacancies rose at a much steeper rate than that seen for permanent workers. At the same time, both permanent pay and temp wages rose for the first time since March, albeit at mild rates. The availability of workers meanwhile expanded at a softer, but still sharp, rate at the end of 2020. Recruiters frequently mentioned that staff supply rose due to redundancies and worries over current job security.

REC - Report on Jobs: Permanent staff appointments increase for first time since September

Alphabet of our times. What's your Covid Alphabet? By Roy Lilley

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Roy Lilley is a health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on the National Health Service and social issues.

REC - Jobs Outlook - December 2020

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Employers became more confident about their ability to hire new staff in the last month, but their confidence in the wider economy fell. Read more about this within.

A conversation on wellbeing, mental health and the impact of Covid

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

It’s increasingly clear that pandemic has had different impacts on everyone’s physical, mental, educational and financial welfare. Thewlis Graham Associates have commissioned a sort of “listening project”, rather as the BBC has done over many years. Our two willing participants live in different parts of the country —the Welsh Borders and South London— and are at different stage of life. As they say, it’s surprising what you hear when you listen. See for yourself.

The way you hire from the EU has changed - check out the new requirements

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Thinking of hiring from the EU? The way you hire from the EU has changed. You need to register as a licensed sponsor to hire eligible people from outside the UK. Full details within.

A second conversation on wellbeing, mental health and the effects of covid

Monday, 25 January 2021

Our second lockdown conversation between Max and John. In this conversation Max and John explore the importance of relationships and how video conferencing and social media has enabled them to keep in contact with friends and family whom they can’t physically see. As introverts, they both also recognise how very fortunate they are to have their own space in which to be private.