Blog Tag Archives: Recession

Looking for work? It’s looking up!

I’m sure most of us still baulk at the word “recession”. Yes, the last few years have seen a bit of a downtrodden economic climate – and if workers have been feeling the pinch, it’s certainly fair to suggest that their employers have too. However, the latest figures are painting a decidedly sunnier picture. So, […]

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Recessional Recruiting Report


We thought you might be interested in seeing the key findings from JobSite’s recently published “Recessional Recruiting” report which summarises the opinions of over 4,000 employees and 500 HR managers. 41% of HR Managers are concerned about being able to retain their employees during the recession

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“Cautious Optimism” or “Green Shoots”?

Green Shoots

The news from within the recruitment industry, based on this months ‘Report on Jobs‘ (produced jointly by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and KPMG), talks about the first rise in permanent appointments for 17 months coupled with an increase in temporary/contractor billing since July 2008 which is all very positive news.

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Recruiting in a Recession


Amidst the current economic uncertainty and rising unemployment there is some very good news for those companies considering hiring, since they now have the pick of some of the best candidates to hit the market for some considerable time. What has characterised this credit-driven recession is the speed and scale of the decline, which many […]

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Will The Current Economic Climate Increase Demand For Contractors?


According to Vincente Cuñat (Finance Lecturer, London School of Economics) firms will begin to offer more short fixed-term contracts rather than permanent jobs in the current economic climate.  This will allow firms to save money in the short term as well as using them as a true flexible resource, thus making it easy to let […]

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