Ann Swain Ann Swain
Ann Swain is global CEO of APSCo.

Demand for Contractors Surging Amidst Skills Shortages

UK labor shortages have been highly publicized this year, and it looks as though Brexit has been a key contributor to this, with a new report led by academics from Oxford university ...

The Clinical and Healthcare Sector Is Struggling — How Can the Staffing Sector Help?

The clinical and healthcare sector in the UK has been under immense strain for some time, a scenario that was pushed to breaking point during the pandemic. And it doesn’t appear that ...

UK’s Labor Market Is Reaching Breaking Point — Hiring Demand Is Unlikely to Slow Anytime Soon

Professionals across the staffing sector are feeling the pressure from the ever-growing skills shortages impacting the UK. With the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics ...

Contractors Experiencing Heightened Demand as Talent Shortages Remain Rife

The latest ONS data showed that vacancies have continued to grow at an exponential rate for 2022 so far, rising to a new record of 1,295,000 between February and April. This consistent ...

Professional Job Market Remains Strong Despite Demand Dip

Professionals working across the recruitment sector will be acutely aware that the chronic skills shortage the UK has faced of late is far from over. Figures from the Office for National ...

Industry Trends

White-collar jobs boom continues amid raging talent crisis It’s official: The hiring market in the UK is showing no signs of slowing. While this is promising for staffing firms and ...

Recruitment Market Remains Resilient Despite Consultant Shortage

It is no secret that the UK staffing sector is currently contending with unprecedented skills shortages when it comes to sourcing and securing top talent for clients. However, following ...

Creative Talent Attraction Strategies Vital Amid Skills Shortage

With widespread reports of skills shortages across the UK it is no wonder that demand for candidates is booming. The professional recruitment market in particular continues to perform ...

‘Great Resignation’ Threatens to Stall Employer Growth

News of the acute labour shortages which are currently crippling the UK is no longer confined to specialist recruitment publications; stories on skills gaps have now jumped firmly onto ...

Recruitment Market Remains Resilient Despite Summer Holiday Season

Over the 30 or so years I have worked in the recruitment sector, never before have I witnessed a year like 2021. The story of how Covid-19, subsequent lockdowns and the eventual easing ...

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