Category: public sector

Number of temporary workers decreases over the year

Latest labour market statistics published by the ONS reveals a low employment rate, however, the number of temporary workers in the UK saw a slight fall. According to the figures, the number of temporary workers decreased by 2.55% – there are now a total of 5.5% in temporary employment, down from 5.7% compared to the Read More…

Hospitality sector booming from Vegan-uary

More job roles are being created within the hospitality sector due to an increase in the number of people following a vegan diet. The report, carried out by the UK’s largest hospitality job board, found that the industry is seeing a significant rise in vegan-specific roles. According to the findings, vegan related jobs within Read More…

Top industries where workers are likely to feel workplace stress

A new report has revealed the top industries where people are most likely to feel stress in the workplace. The CV-Library report surveyed 1,100 workers to determine the causes behind workplace stress and the industries that experience it the most. The top industries include: -Social care (86.4%) – Recruitment (81.8%) – Sales (79.2%) – Accounting Read More…

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Inflation drop welcomed but Brexit uncertainty still a concern for contractors

Positive news for the self-employed, as recent ONS data has shown that inflation fell from 2.3 per cent in November to 2.1 per cent in December. These figures have been welcomed by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), but they warn that further Brexit uncertainty after the government’s defeat could harm the Read More…

Majority of CVs contain spelling and grammatical errors

A CV sells you and your skills before you’ve even met a potential client, however, a new survey has revealed that the majority of UK jobseekers have errors in their CV. According to an Adzuna study analysing 20,000 CV’s, more than nine in 10 have either spelling or grammatical mistakes, with only 1,134 being fault Read More…

More teachers choosing the self-employment route

According to latest findings, the increasing benefits of being a teacher on a contract basis, is the reason for so many permanent workers looking for supply opportunities instead. Research from Giant Group, taken from its contractor database, revealed that job security among supply teachers has grown by 4% over the last year. Within the same Read More…

2015 to see IT opportunities rise

IT contractors will be pleased to learn that new research has revealed that it has been predicted that IT opportunities will continue to grow during 2015. Latest findings from Robert Half UK show that the vast majority (94%) of UK information technology (IT) directors predict that technology will play either a very (49%) or somewhat Read More…


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