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

Celebrating 25 years of recruitment evolution: But what next?

If we think back to before the millennium, the world as we knew it has changed significantly. In the year that the London Eye and Millenium Dome were constructed and we all worried ...

Recruitment compliance in the UK: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In a general election year that kicked off with a recession (albeit a seemingly short and shallow one), staffing businesses are understandably looking for not only stability, but also ...

Hiring market: Which regions are being hardest hit?

It’s no secret that the recruitment market is tough. We have seen vacancies decline, which, in the shadow of the post-pandemic highs many firms rode, is making life more difficult ...

Why the labor market is still strong despite the economic turmoil

As we come to the end of what I have described as a year of four very different quarters, it’s a prime time to step back and reflect on the last few months. It’s been a tough time ...

Engagement Is Dead: Long Live Fulfillment

The staffing sector is known for influencing people strategies through recruitment solutions, but in many cases a lot of the same attention isn’t put into staffing businesses themselves. ...

Will the UK’s Engineering Skills Shortages Hinder Projects?

The engineering sector in the UK is in a state of disruption. There are a wealth of emerging opportunities that present exciting opportunities for firms. At the end of July, Prime Minister ...

Investing in Recruitment Skills: Why Softer Attributes Matter

As a profession, recruitment has a rather unique reputation when it comes to staff training and skills development. On one hand, I would argue that there’s no other profession where ...

A Tale of Strikes, Skills and Economic Uncertainty

The first quarter of 2023 has certainly kept the recruitment market on its toes. With strike action continuing across the public sector, the chancellor’s first official budget and ...

Rebuilding the UK’s Skills

Reports of a recession in the UK at the end of 2022 have now been refuted, with the National Institute of Economic & Social Research (Niesr) confirming that we have avoided economic ...

What Does an Employed Recession Mean for Recruitment?

Concerns around the economic climate may be growing, but all signs are pointing to a relatively stable hiring market at the moment, even though we have seen a slowdown in hiring. Data ...

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