Laws which come into effect on 1st April

As from April 2019, there are some changes taking place that are worth you knowing that could make a financial difference to you and your bank balance; not necessarily in a bad way either!  In a nutshell, here is what’s changing: National Minimum Wage is increasing – Both the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum […]

Milestones: journeying into adulthood

Interesting stats from the ONS about moving from adolescence into adulthood and the modern markers that have changed over the years.  In a nutshell: 18 Adulthood 19 Starting full time work 23 Moving out of your parents home 27 Moving in with partner 29 Having a baby 32 Getting married 34 Owning your own home You […]

Reluctant Talent

The latest REC and KMPG UK Jobs report for January 2019 shows the sharpest fall in candidate supply since 2013. This, coupled with high employment rates amongst permanent staff, also reflects a reluctance among people wanting to move jobs amid Brexit uncertainty. What does that mean for businesses in sectors where growing new markets and […]

CIPD Infographic Jan 2019

Interesting CIPD infographic here. This is why recruitment agencies and consultancies will always be needed by business and by individuals looking for work. AI is a huge help, no question but nothing beats the interaction between two humans to establish rapport, true desires, character, personality, communication and cultural fit (interpersonal relations). No amount of AI […]

Soft skills and digital skills next challenge for schools

Schools in the UK need to prepare young people for a digital revolution and a fast-changing jobs market, says England’s new education secretary, Damian Hinds. In his first public speech since taking up the post, Mr Hinds said schools needed a mix of “core academic subjects” and “soft skills” that could make young people more […]