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Contractor rates of pay rise significantly
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Contractor rates of pay rise significantly

REC: ‘Demand for workers continued to grow last month, while staff availability fell at a near record pace. Competition for staff has led to the fastest growth in starting salaries since this survey began’.

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Government to hold consultation on making flexible working requests a right from day one
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Government to hold consultation on making flexible working requests a right from day one

CIPD: ‘Better access to flexible working is an important step forward and the pandemic is acting as a catalyst. People have a higher expectation now of how working practices can be more flexible and supportive for the future’.

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Millions of workers considering changing jobs before Christmas
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Millions of workers considering changing jobs before Christmas

Totaljobs: ‘With Covid-19 changing our day-to-day working lives, people are increasingly searching for work-life balance, flexibility or simply for a job they can get more satisfaction out of’.

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Talent gap shows skills strategies need a new approach
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Talent gap shows skills strategies need a new approach

Guidant Global: ‘Talent gaps are having a tangible impact on both our everyday lives and the wider economy: a scarcity of resources across the UK is impacting everything from the availability of mattresses to fuel at petrol stations’.

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Marketing roles in high demand
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Marketing roles in high demand

APSCo: ‘As we progress throughout the latter months of 2021, we expect to see the recruitment market for marketing professionals continue on a positive trajectory’.

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Majority of professionals believe employers should be allowed to ask staff if they’re vaccinated
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Majority of professionals believe employers should be allowed to ask staff if they’re vaccinated

CV-Library: ‘While the majority of UK professionals are happy to be asked about their vaccination record, it’s an incredibly emotive and divisive subject. It’s vital that businesses tread carefully to avoid discrimination’.

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Contractor demand remains high as employer confidence continues to grow
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Contractor demand remains high as employer confidence continues to grow

REC: ‘Businesses’ confidence levels remain robust and that has led to sky-high demand for workers’.

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IR35 a major factor for HGV crisis, says IPSE
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

IR35 a major factor for HGV crisis, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘The changes to IR35 are the forgotten factor driving the HGV crisis. The IR35 changes have already had numerous unintended consequences. Now we can add fuel and food shortages to the list’.

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