Slow wage growth is much better than struggling on benefits

Commenting on the latest employment figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today which reported that unemployment fell and employment numbers rose over the past three months, REC CEO Kevin Green stated: “This month’s figures support our own job market indicator which shows that growth in permanent employment is at a six month […]

Employers predict jobs growth for 2013

A new survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows that more than half of employers are planning to hire more permanent staff in 2013. According to the latest monthly JobsOutlook, a survey of 600 employers, the UK’s jobs market is set to continue on a trend of slow growth during 2013 with more […]

The National Minimum Wage review 2012

From October 2012, National Minimum Wage rates will rise for apprentices for workers over the age of 20. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid. The rate depends on age and whether the worker is an apprentice, so be sure […]

Increase to the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices

The government will increase the national minimum wage by 1.9% effective 01 October, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) has announced. The adult minimum wage (for those aged 21 and above) rises by 12p to £6.31 per hour. The rates for 18-20-year-olds and 16-17-year-olds respectively rise by 5p to £5.03 an hour, and […]

Employers plan to use more temporary staff

According to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s latest Jobs Outlook, almost one in four (22%) of UK employers are planning to increase their use of temporary labour in the next three months. The report also shows 28% are planning to recruit more agency workers over the next 12 months. Meanwhile, 83% indicate their workforces will […]