Category: recruiters

‘Changing attitudes’ to professional support are driving contractor demand

Latest findings have revealed that a growing ‘professional gig economy’ of highly skilled, independent workers is flourishing in both the UK and Europe. According to the data compiled by Source Global Research, published by Odgers Connect, this is being driven by organisations cutting back on core staff and instead relying on outsourced professionals working for Read More…

Self-employed numbers up on last month but down compared to last year

Despite latest data showing that the number of self-employed workers in the UK has seen slight growth in the last month, this figure is less compared to the previous year. Recent Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows that there are currently 4.78 million self-employed people in the UK. This is up from 4.77 million Read More…

Oversharing online could be harming your future job prospects

Whether you’re an umbrella contractor, freelancer or ‘permie’, oversharing the wrong content on social media could very well be harming your future job prospects. A survey of 1,500 UK parents carried out by AgeChecked, looked at their concerns with regards to their children and how their social media content could have an impact on their Read More…

UK businesses continue to struggle to find talent

UK recruiters are reporting that one of the biggest challenges for businesses at the moment is being able to find the right workers for their advertised vacancies.  Latest labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that interestingly both the number of unemployed people and the number of vacancies has increased Read More…

UK self-employment continues to rise

A new survey has reported a significant rise in the number of UK individuals shunning permanent employment so that they can work for themselves. The recent CIPD Megatrends report, ‘More Selfies? Self-Employment in the UK’, has revealed that since numbers began climbing in 2001, self-employed workers now make up almost 15% of the UK labour Read More…

Construction contractor roles in demand

Despite a subdued start to the year, construction contractor demand continued to see growth during January. The latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) revealed a mixed bag for the sector. For example, a return to contraction in residential building activity was accompanied by near-stagnant commercial and civil engineering activity. However, confidence towards Read More…

9.3 million Brits plan to become self-employed

Latest survey results have shown that almost three in 10 (29%) British workers aim to become self-employed in the future – up from 15% last year. The recent data, compiled by Aldermore, revealed that of those planning to join the contracting sector, over one in six (18%) intend to make the move in the next Read More…

Gig economy workers are ‘content’ with their working life

A recent report has revealed that many gig economy workers are 'relatively content with their working life'. The latest data was published by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) alongside the government’s response to the Taylor Review. Led by the independent Institute for Employment Studies (IES), the research covered topics such as Read More…

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