Professional recruitment firms reported that overall vacancy numbers for permanent roles increased by 1% in May 2017, while demand for contractors decreased by 13% year-on-year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This stability in permanent employment is reflected in the most recent figuresRead More
Inflation has risen again, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics. In a report released recently, the ONS revealed that Consumer Price Inflation has now reached 2.9%, which is 0.9% over the Bank of England’s target.
The ONS data suggests that the driving force behind this is the rapidly increasingRead More
Employers must recognise the rise of the gig-economy – and implement strategic workforce planning strategies to reflect this shift. That is the advice from global talent acquisition and management specialist, Alexander Mann Solutions.
The recommendation in response to data from Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study, which found that despite theRead More
Working from home is growing fast across Europe and North America, but how should employees be managed that cannot be seen at their desks from 9 to 5? Can they be trusted to work just as hard as their colleagues at the office? These are among the dilemmas facing bothRead More
In the same week that new IR35 legislation came into effect in the public sector, contracting and contractors expert Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of ContractorCalculator has suggested that HMRC’s IR35 status tool could be facilitating tax avoidance. This is based on the analysis of over 558 results that contractors have obtainedRead More
According to insight from global talent acquisition and management firm, Alexander Mann Solutions, freelancers will perform an inherently fundamental role in the future workplace as greater numbers of millennials continue to enter the workforce. However, few firms are equipped to attract and manage such a workforce, they reveal.
Market insights indicateRead More
The Government published its draft legislation on ‘off payroll’ arrangements (IR35) in the public sector as part of The Finance Bill on Monday. Having taken the time to go through the legislation in detail, Tania Bowers, General Counsel at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) says:
“While the draftRead More
Despite widespread speculation about a negative impact on City jobs following our Brexit decision, specialist contractors in the change and transformation arena have never had it so good. That’s according to market analysis by Venquis.
The specialist business transformation recruiter has found that contractors across the financial services sector are hotRead More
A national survey from IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has found that many freelancers are struggling to find ways to save for their retirement. IPSE urges Government to work with NEST, its auto-enrolment provider, to create a more flexible pension solution for the self-employed.
The researchRead More