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Alex Fourlis is general manager at Veritone Hire.

Recovery sparks hope for UK jobs growth

As we close out the first half of 2024, positive indications are starting to appear. The latest UK GDP figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the ...

The state of the hiring market

Looking at our hiring data from the last year, it’s clear that there have been significant trends, most notably — and perhaps unsurprisingly for regular readers — that businesses ...

Talent Attraction Focus Key to Plugging Skills Gaps

Looking at our data for the end of the first half of 2023, the standout revelation is that while job vacancies were down marginally in June compared to May (a fall of 2%), this was ...

Skill Shortages Fuel Demand for Talent Despite UK Slowdown

Given the precarious UK economic situation, it is not altogether surprising that Q1 cumulative job vacancy and application numbers are down in 2023 by 9.2% and 7% respectively compared ...

No Signs of a Slowdown in Talent Demand

Although rising inflation and the cost-of-living crisis dented consumer confidence and hit workers in the pocket, the number of job vacancies and applications remained remarkably resilient ...

If You Haven’t Evolved Your Rec Tech Now, 2023 Will Be the Year to Sort it

The last 12 months have been incredible. As a sector, we’ve witnessed the impressive bounce back of hiring post-Covid, with the Office for National Statistics reporting record vacancies. ...

Skills Shortages: New Data Shows UK Reaching Critical Point

You don’t need to look far to find evidence of the severe skills shortages that are currently blighting the UK, with a national scarcity of Walkers crisps becoming the latest in a ...

Covid Not to Blame for All Talent Shortages

We are all aware that the UK is suffering the effects of severe talent shortages. In fact, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD), a lack of staff is now impacting 44% of British ...

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