The REC's Chief Executive Kevin Green was interviewed on BBC Radio Five Live's agenda-shaping programme, Wake Up To Money this morning, ahead of the latest inflation figures being published today.
Today’s Sunday Telegraph included a front page article on agency spend within the NHS. The REC responded by highlighting the need to look at the benefits that flexible staffing arrangements provide rather than seeing it as a budget line to be systematically eroded. “The ability to bring in specialist staff when there is a need – rather than increasing headcount – is a feature of cost-effective resourcing models in both the private and public sector. Recruitment agencies make this happen by sourcing, vetting and placing highly skilled flexible workers at short notice and on a 24/7 basis”.
The amount of business generated by the UK’s top interim managers has jumped 93 per cent in the past five years to £196m, compared with just £102m in 2006.
The REC has responded to the Which? report on poor quality of elderly care that has appeared extensively in the media today
A delegation of Ciett – the representative body for the worldwide recruitment industry – visited Japan this month to promote the positive role of agency work and to present the findings of the Adapting to Change report.
Report on Jobs: Permanent appointments and vacancies rise at solid rates in North of England, says regional director Keith Gallagher
The number of people placed in permanent jobs by North of England recruitment consultants continued to rise in February. Growth has now been sustained for seven months, and February’s increase was again stronger than the UK average. This was the key finding of the first-ever regional Report on Jobs for the North of England published today by the REC and KPMG.
The Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable has today announced the latest consultation as part of the Government's Employment Law Review. Proposed measures include streamlining dismissal procedures for smaller businesses and addressing other causes of red tape.
The number of unemployed currently stands at 2.67 million and is expected to rise further in tomorrow’s ONS figures, there has never been a more important time for a Chancellor to deliver a decisive budget for growth and jobs.
Report on Jobs: Increase in permanent positions and salaries in the Midlands must be celebrated, says regional director Paul Ross
Permanent placements at companies in the Midlands increased sharply in February. This was the strongest rise recorded in all four regions covered by the first ever regional Report on Jobs published today by the REC and KPMG, which cover the South of England, London, the Midlands and the North. The rise was also faster than that seen across the UK economy as a whole.