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Recruiters face compliance calamity

A quarter of UK recruitment firms have no idea whether recent legislative changes will affect their day-to-day operations, despite sustained warnings. Research from software company Mercury xRM shows that a large proportion of temporary and permanent staffing firms are risking … Continue reading

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UK firms plan IT hiring spree

British firms are planning to splash the cash on IT talent in a bid to boost innovation and customer service. More than a quarter (28%) of the 1,500 IT executives questioned by technology skills and training body CompTIA said they … Continue reading

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Niche skills key to securing contracting assignments

A drop in the number of available candidates has made it even more important that contractors train in niche areas if they want to get ahead. The latest Report on Jobs study by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) revealed … Continue reading

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‘Collaborate to build the world’s best jobs market’

The new Conservative government has been urged to work closely with the recruitment industry in order to ensure the UK has the best jobs market in the world. Following David Cameron’s election victory, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has … Continue reading

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‘Digital revolution’ sparks regional creativity boom

A series of technological advancements has transformed the UK’s creative sector, creating a network of regional hubs to rival London’s dominance. Online network Creativepool claims that the rise of the digital economy has enabled creative professionals to escape the capital’s … Continue reading

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