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

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 ...

Hiring Up as Staffing Sector Contends with Skills Shortages

In recent months, we have reported how the professional job market has bounced back since the dark days of the first lockdown – and I’m delighted, though not altogether surprised, ...

Recruitment Sector Continues to Bounce Back

Back in March I mentioned the positive recruitment trends APSCo was reporting one year on from the start of the pandemic. At the time, we had seen a spike in hiring, with vacancies ...

Positive Signs for UK Recruitment as Data Reveals an Upward Trend

It’s hard to believe that a year ago the UK was embroiled in the first national lockdown of its kind as the Covid-19 pandemic first took hold. Twelve months on and we are all much ...

Embracing Diversity in the Recruitment Profession

The importance of diversity has certainly been on an upward trajectory as the business case for a more diverse workforce becomes increasingly clear. Global management consulting firm, ...

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