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