Articles from Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)

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.