According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the nation’s high employment rate is a mixed bag of positive and negative.
APSCo, REC, KMPG and HM (new) Govt all foresee economic growth. Plus, new job posts are increasing. BUT, skilled labour is in decline. What to do?
Umbrella company contractors and freelance workers were in deep demand last month according to new figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
According to the REC, the skills shortage has finally persisted long enough to finally impact the freelancing and umbrella company contracting communities.
If it feels like there’s blood in the water, you wouldn’t be wrong, especially if you’re a STEM contractor: employers are hungering for your expertise.
When the Recruitment & Employment Confederation speaks, people listen – and the REC says that the next quarter will be a good one for contract workers.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation says that there needs to be protections for umbrella company contractors in the Agency Conduct Regulation overhaul.u
The government should take steps to encourage the NHS to utilise interim workers such as freelancers and umbrella company contractors to fix staffing problems.
When AWR first came onto the scene there were major concerns that the legislation would have an adverse affect on contractors and other temporary workers. It now appears that those fears were largely unwarranted.
Billings for IT freelancers reached their second highest level of the year in April, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the REC.
Within hours on HMRC publishing its IR35 guidance, members of the IR35 Forum issued a statement saying the document did not take key elements of their advice into consideration.
Umbrella company contractors might find themselves under more scrutiny after it was revealed that some recruiters have been targeted by conmen.
The latest Report on jobs from the REC/KPMG suggests that AWR might after all be having an affect on temporary recruitment. If that were to be true, it could be a matter of concern for umbrella company contractors.
The March edition of the REC’s JobsOutlook report showed that employer confidence in February increased to its highest level in 12 months. It also held good news for both temporary and permanent job candidates.
IT contractors may be interested to learn which skills are currently in short supply in the IT sector.
Umbrella company contractors may not be aware that the UK now has a new employment relations minister. Norman Lamb has taken over from Edward Davey and part of his remit is to look into ways to reduce the amount of red tape facing recruiters.