Recruitment Outlook Report – December 2023

F1rst Commercial Recruitment report on jobs for April 2021

As we embark on 2024, reflecting on the end-of-year data for the jobs market provides insight into the trends that will help shape hiring decisions. While the economic climate was charged and uncertain in 2023, creating ripples of concern, the UK jobs market has proven strong and resilient. It’s a similar picture as we head […]

Looking for a new job? Choose your recruitment agency based on the agency’s relationship with employers

At F1rst Commercial Recruitment, employers trust us. There’s one core stat that explains that: we’ve got a 100% success rate at filling their jobs. Why? Because they get excellent choice of potential employee and the candidate, they choose both understands and wants the job opportunity and know that it’s a good company to work for. […]

To hybrid or not to hybrid: which working style suits you best?

Hang out on LinkedIn for a while and you’ll sense a rumbling of mounting pressure amongst employers for workers to get back into the office full time. It seems that many employers would prefer the one-size-fits-all approach. That makes sense – it’s easier to manage. But in reality, the days of everyone in the office […]

Recruitment Outlook Report – August 2022

F1rst Commercial Recruitment report on jobs for April 2021

As I am heading off to the House of Commons early next week to discuss the skills shortages faced by businesses and how these impact the UK economy, the latest Report on Jobs from the REC is particularly revealing. Talking with ministers about how to create a sustainable labour market is essential as part of […]

Recruitment Outlook Report – July 2022

F1rst Commercial Recruitment report on jobs for April 2021

Economic uncertainty is starting to impact recruitment data with the slowest increases in permanent placements for 17 months. Bear in mind this is on the back of unsustainable growth following the pandemic bounce back. As such, it’s not a bleak picture and the broadly positive trends we’ve seen continue, with good opportunities for candidates. As […]

The gap between what employees want and what they get

When it comes to the gap between what employees are looking for and what employers actually provide, does it really matter? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes’ on both sides, for both employee’s wellbeing and career growth, as well as for the employer’s productivity and the bottom line. Yet recent research in the 2022 Tivian […]

Jobs Outlook Report – May 2022

F1rst Commercial Recruitment report on jobs for April 2021

The news on the ground remains that it is an excellent time to be looking for a job with vacancies continuing to rise month on month. It’s a tougher picture for employers. They need to work closely with expert recruitment businesses to find the right candidates in a time of record low unemployment and high […]

How to successfully apply for a job when you are overqualified

There are many reasons why you may wish to apply for a job where you are overqualified. However, usually it only applies to a small percentage of job seekers. At the moment, that minority has swelled, as workers who took early retirement during the pandemic are looking for ways back into the workplace, without the […]