Category: recruiters

More UK employers relying on contractors

Positive hiring figures suggest that many UK businesses are turning to the self-employed sector to help them through an uncertain outlook.

Many job adverts using sexist language

Latest research has found a high level of sexist gender-coded language present in many job adverts. The data, compiled by Adzuna, revealed that consultancy, property, sales, maintenance and travel industries were the most discouraging towards female jobseekers. Each industry used 50% or more male-biased words in their job ads. The sectors with the most female-biased Read More…

Many Brits would rather reject a dream job than face biggest fear

A recent survey has revealed that over a third of Brits would refuse their dream job if it meant facing their biggest fear. UK jobs board Jobsite surveyed more than 2,000 workers, presenting them with twelve of the most common phobias, asking them to rate their fear from ‘very afraid’ to ‘not at all’. Interestingly, Read More…

Self-employed driving record employment levels

Latest Office for National Statistics data revealed that the number of self-employed people rose by 63,000 to 4.84 million in the last quarter of 2018. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) welcome these recent figures and believe that the UK’s strong labour market is being driven by the self-employed. The ONS data Read More…

Many UK businesses look to marketing contractors

Latest findings have revealed that more businesses are turning to external agencies or freelancers for their marketing tasks. Marketing agency Marketingsignals.com surveyed 1,021 UK professionals and found that more than 42% of businesses outsource their marketing jobs instead of running it themselves in-house. According to the report, 32% said that they preferred outsourcing so as Read More…

Many contractors have no confidence in private sector IR35 reforms

A recent survey has revealed that the majority of contractors fear that the private sector won’t be ready for the IR35 reform due to be put into place next year. Qdos questioned 1,400 UK contractors on the subject and found that: – 30% have no confidence in private sector engagers to be ready for the Read More…

Over half UK professionals are unhappy in their jobs

A new survey has revealed that over half of UK professionals say that they’re unhappy in their current role. Of the 1,200 workers surveyed by CV-Library, 55.6% say that they’re unhappy in their job, with as many as 42.6% believing that quitting is their best option. The top reasons for their unhappiness include: – Not Read More…

Sharp inflation drop welcomed by self-employed

Latest data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed a sharp drop in inflation, news that will be very much welcomed by the self-employed. The figures show that inflation fell to 1.8 per cent – the lowest level in two years. In December, this figure was at 2.1 per cent. Ryan Barnett, Economic Policy Read More…

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