‘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 ...

The UK’s Best- and Worst-Paid Industries in 2021

2020 was a historic year, one that brought uncertainty in every way. However, with the Covid-19 vaccine steadily being rolled out, industries are beginning to recover after the turmoil. ...

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 ...

It’s Time to Embrace the Agile Workforce

I have been involved in the contingent labour market in one guise or another for nearly two decades. Now more than ever, it’s an extremely exciting, ever-changing industry that leaves ...

Preparing for the Autumn Spike in Contractor Demand

September has historically tended to mark the beginning of a busy period for businesses and the engagement of contractors.  However, with increasing competition for talent amidst a ...

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, ...

Nearshoring Done Right: Do’s and Don’ts

In my last post, I explained the concepts of outsourcing, offshoring and how nearshoring benefits a company. Like everything, though, nearshore outsourcing needs to be done the right ...

Back to Work: Keeping staff and temporary workers reassured and safe

With vaccinations on the rise and key dates in the UK’s plan to leave lockdown getting closer, many temporary workers are feeling mixed emotions. On the one hand, they are gaining ...

The Rise of Nearshore Outsourcing

My business is in helping other companies staff to scale their teams. As I speak with potential clients about how nearshore outsourcing can benefit their small business, I often am ...

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 ...

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