A survey of 7,000 UK businesses by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found that a shortage of skilled workers is reaching “critical levels,” with significant numbers of firms finding it difficult to recruit suitably qualified staff. Recruitment difficulties in the services sector, which accounts for four-fifths of UK economic output, have never been […]
The Christmas period is well and truly over, new year’s resolutions have been made, and the daily grind has begun once again. For many, January is a clean slate, the chance to start afresh. Maybe that means expanding your business? Or maybe you’re finally going to take the plunge and change profession? Whatever 2018 has […]
Considering it’s a known fact that people stay in companies because of people, and people leave companies because of people, it’s surprising why more companies don’t look towards management when staff turnover is high. The report in the Wall Street Journal is indicative of this very fact. More businesses should be brave enough to ‘rate […]
In the run up to Christmas FCR (F1rst Commercial Recruitment) wanted to give you an early present. So here it is… our summary of November’s ‘Report on Jobs’ by the UK Labour Market. As always, we think it’s important to share the most recent findings with you, whether you’re a candidate or an employer, so that […]
Employment boom means Britain’s businesses are struggling to find new workers, after the UK’s dramatic fall in unemployment slashed the pool of potential staff. Unemployment fell by 26,000 in the three months to October, dipping to 1.4m, while the jobless rate stayed at a 42-year low of 4.3%, according to official figures. A total of […]
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond announced yesterday that National Living Wage is to rise in April 2018 by 4.4%, from £7.50 an hour to £7.83.
The team at FCR (F1rst Commercial Recruitment) has just received October’s report on the UK’s labour market and as always wanted to share it with you. Whether you’re an employer or a candidate, taking a minute to read through the key points will give you a better idea about the current job market. Here’s are […]
More than 150,000 workers in the UK whose firms are signed up to the voluntary living wage rate are set to get a pay rise. The voluntary rate, promoted by the Living Wage Foundation campaign group, is to rise by 30p an hour to £8.75. For those living in London, the rate will rise by […]
Well, what an amazing night at Stockport Town Hall last night. Big congratulations goes to all the winners! Some really tough competition this year and every single one of the shortlisted candidates deserved their places and did amazingly well even to get to the shortlist! Here’s to Stockports finest!
Interesting news for those deciding what route to take for future careers…. People may worry that robots are coming for their jobs – but the companies making the bots are struggling to find qualified employees, reports the BBC. According to analysis from jobs site Indeed, there are at least twice as many jobs in artificial […]