APSCo News

16
Sep

The Scottish Recruitment Market - Whatever the vote – the future is bright

With a continued focus on the Scottish professional recruitment market, APSCo says that while there is undoubtedly uncertainty around the upcoming independence vote, recruitment firms have every reason to feel optimistic.

02
Sep

Demand for professional talent up 22% on 2013 as business confidence reaches a seven year high

Professional recruitment firms now have 22% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from APSCo. Its latest research comes as the Treasury’s GDP growth forecast for the UK economy now stands at 3%, still significantly higher than the 1.8% expected at the beginning of the year, albeit marginally lower than last month (3.1%).

04
Aug

Demand for professional talent up 20% on 2013 as employers act to support upbeat growth strategies

Permanent vacancies increase 20% year-on-year as professional job market returns to pre-crisis growth IT joins Engineering, and Finance in spearheading growth with vacancies up 18%, 35% and 22% respectively Professional temporary and contract vacancies also grow strongly (up 8%) Demand continues to drive increases in professional salaries

30
Jul

APSCo launches Compliance+ for Social Work with strong stakeholder backing

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has announced the launch of APSCo Compliance+, the only best practice quality standard for social work recruitment firms.

22
Jul

APSCo joins important forum for House of Commons debate on how to help SMEs meet their potential

Last week APSCo was invited to join influential group of stakeholders tasked with looking at ways to support the growth of small businesses in the UK.

15
Jul

APSCo appoints Tweedy as Head of Communications

Roger has held a number of senior management positions including Head of Marketing and Communications at Blue Arrow and more recently at the REC where he directed the activities of the research unit developing strategic relationships with industry stakeholders and government.

15
Jul

BIS uses APSCo Members’ meeting as way of direct consultation on late payment

At the APSCo Members’ meeting last week, Laurence Ridgway, Senior Policy Adviser at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), outlined the background and Government response to the “Building a Responsible Payment Culture” consultation which will be part of the Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill.

Recruitment News

22
Sep

The rise and rise of information security

Many APSCo members will already be familiar with ISO 9001, the quality management standard.

22
Sep

Demand for IT contractors in education driven by national curriculum changes

IT contractors are being drafted in to schools to help embed new systems as a result of changes to the national curriculum, according to giant group.

22
Sep

The five things U.A.E private sector businesses need to do to achieve Emiratisation

There has been an increasingly competitive talent attraction landscape amongst U.A.E businesses for some time now, with many companies, particularly in the private sector, struggling to recruit enough Emirati nationals to fulfil goals laid out by the government.

22
Sep

Recruiters in Asia Pacific or considering move to region prepare for key summit

Recruiters looking to begin or expand their reach into the Asia Pacific region have just weeks in which to sign up for the The Global Recruiter’s Asia Pacific Recruitment Summit.

22
Sep

City hiring remains static as strong equity markets offset slowdown in FICC trading

The number of City vacancies remained static in August with the number of new jobs created down by 3% compared to July, according to Astbury Marsden.

19
Sep

No doesn’t necessarily mean status quo, says giant group

Many companies had threatened to relocate if Scotland was to become independent, however although the Union has been maintained there still could be changes that affect both businesses and contractors.

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