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 […]

National recognition by Financial Times

F1rst Commercial Recruitment

The Financial Times has recognised F1rst Commercial Recruitment as a Leading UK Recruiter for 2024! We’re thrilled to be able to share this news. Yes, it’s a wonderful pat on the back for our team, but it matters to our clients too. The awards, and being placed on a list of just 154 recruiters (out […]

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 […]

Jobs Outlook Report – April 2022

F1rst Commercial Recruitment report on jobs for April 2021

As we near the halfway mark for the year, the overriding story of the 2022 jobs market is that it is tight. All data from the latest REC Report on Jobs underlines the same key headlines we’ve seen for months now. Against a backdrop of inflation rising 6.2% in the year to March 2022, different […]

Jobs Outlook Report – March 2022

F1rst Commercial Recruitment report on jobs for April 2021

The labour market is tight, and there’s currently no let up. As Claire Warnes, Head of Education, Skills and Productivity at KPMG commented, in relation to the latest REC Report on Jobs: “There’s no end in sight to the deep-seated workforce challenge facing the UK economy. Once again this month, job vacancies are increasing while […]

Bercow isn’t the only bully: how to deal with bullying at work

March saw John Bercow, former Speaker of the Commons, deemed a workplace bully in a scathing report from an independent parliamentary appeals panel. There have been tales of him being wracked with fury, blocking people’s exits, shouting aggressively and being “repeatedly dishonest”. If you’ve recently watched Adam Kay’s medical TV dramatization This is Going to […]

Hybrid working is here to stay

We often think of employers and employees as being on different sides of tug o’war. In the area of hybrid working, since lockdowns have ended, there’s been renewed jostling. On one hand employees want to keep the flexibility of the hybrid model and on the other, employers are encouraging employees back into the workplace. Indeed, […]