Read. Review. Recruit. | Winter 2018/19 Edition

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Welcome to the winter edition of our recruitment newsletter.

We are pleased to bring you our latest newsletter focused on advising and supporting businesses in the recruitment sector. We endeavour to bring you the latest news as well as our tips and advice from lessons we have learned from working with businesses in the recruitment sector.

It appears, in the latest ONS statistics on the UK labour market, that the uncertainty of Brexit has tightened the jobs market. The latest results published in December show:

  • UK employment increases to 32.48million, 79,000 more than for May to July 2018
  • The unemployment rate was estimated at 4.1%, virtually unchanged from the previous period
  • Number of vacancies sits at 848,000 for September to November 2018 – 10,000 more than the estimate for the previous period
  • The number of people aged from 16 to 64 years not working and not seeking or available to work (economically inactive) was 8.66million, 95,000 fewer than the previous period

Indeed, these latest statistics indicate the strength of the UK job market, but with near-record numbers of vacancies and candidate availability tightening, the challenge of finding skilled candidates is set to intensify.

To help your agency prepare for the year to come our Special Feature on page 4 looks at the impending changes (announced at the Budget) and our article on page 5 indicates the trends that you should be aware of this year.

To help you succeed we also bring you the best ‘Tax Tips for Recruitment Agencies’ (page 10) and ‘Ten Traits of Successful Recruitment Agencies’ (page 12).

If there are any topics you would like to see discussed in the next edition, or if you would like to submit an article of your own, please get in touch with lauren.kelly@raffingers.co.uk.

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