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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

How Will the Third Covid Wave Affect Europe’s Agency Work Sector?

The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis significantly impacted the global agency work market. In 2019, global agency work sector revenue, which includes agency work ...

Next Steps in the IR35 Journey

On April 6 changes to IR35 legislation came into effect for the private sector, making businesses responsible for determining the tax status of their contractors and ensuring compliance. ...

CWS Summit: Best in class, virtual or not

CWS Summit Europe kicked off today. We created a virtual experience for 700-plus attendees, our largest-ever showing for this conference. The first day of the conference highlighted ...

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 ...

Helping the UK Get Back to Work

The start of spring brings renewed hope for the UK. To date, 30 million people have received their first coronavirus vaccine dose — that’s 57% of adults. Meanwhile, unemployment ...

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