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REC's Kevin Green chats about employer engagement & how providers & colleges can help the REC awarding body

We talk to Kevin Green, CEO of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) about engaging employers in Apprenticeship programmes. REC is the professional body for the Recruitment and Staffing industry.

Record number of new job adverts posted in mid-September

Nearly 129,000 new job postings last week, the highest number since lockdown, with the total job postings in the UK up to 1.21 million  An increase in adverts for school support roles like crossing patrols, childminders and teachers as more schools and workplaces reopened, with notable growth in south Nottinghamshire and west London, while Scotland faltered.

Hiring activity increases in August, led by steep rise in temp billings

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.  

JobsOutlook: Hiring confidence returns to positive territory but wider outlook remains gloomy

Employers report that their ability to make hiring and investment decisions is now improving for the first time since February as lockdown eases. However, business confidence in the wider economy remains weak.

With lockdown being eased and the economy opening up, hiring should grow

In response to today’s Labour Market Statistics from the ONS, Neil Carberry, CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation said:

UK hiring hotspots revealed in new Jobs Recovery Tracker

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has launched a new Jobs Recovery Tracker today (22 May), which uses job postings data to spot signs of labour market growth by county and occupation type. It found that there were around 950,000 unique job adverts in the UK between 11-17 May 2020, with the largest surges in hiring seen in rural areas.

Government must work with the recruitment industry to tackle long-term unemployment

ONS labour market statistics, published this morning for the period January to March 2020, show the beginning of the decline the jobs market as the lockdown took hold.

Schools need encouragement to follow Cabinet Office guidance to financially support supply teachers during school closures

SCHOOLS IGNORING GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTION ON PAYING SUPPLY TEACHERS  Supply teachers and other vital agency staff, including those in the NHS, must be supported financially during COVID-19 with schools being encouraged to follow Cabinet Office guidance to continue paying 80% of their temps’ salaries, the REC has said.

REC welcomes business rate discount for employment businesses but warns against continuing to charge apprenticeship levy on furloughed workers

Time to protect jobs The government has confirmed that employment businesses are eligible to apply for the business rates retail discount. Recruiters are eligible for the scheme, whether their office is now closed or not.

Many good businesses at risk of insolvency unless access to finance is sped up – REC tells government

@RECPress - Many good businesses at risk of insolvency unless access to finance is sped up – @RECNeil tells government, organisations with weekly payrolls are especially struggling due to #Coronavirus The government must speed up the availability of financial support for businesses or hundreds risk becoming insolvent, damaging the jobs market’s ability to recover, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

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