What do employers want?

March 30, 2015 11:03 am Published by

As the job market slowly appears to be improving for young people and we enter the key recruitment period that follows the glut of fresh graduates and labour market churn, many twenty-something’s thoughts will be turning to how to get that first post-uni job, how to move into a permanent position, or even for a change of direction after seizing that first far-from-ideal chance. The good news is that the final quarter of this year could be a good one, with an anticipated rise in the number of vacancies. In August the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) published the latest of their JobsOutlook survey, a useful barometer as to the direction of the labour market in the UK. The survey... View Article

Work Programme and The Budget

March 21, 2015 10:17 am Published by

Work Programme performance figures Official Work Programme Figures released today show that just over 400,000 people have found lasting work of at least 6 months on the Work Programme and more than 150,000 have stayed in a job for at least 18 months. The DWP press release can be found here, which notes the ERSA Job Start figures. ERSA’s statement can be found here. The Budget Yesterday the Chancellor, George Osborne delivered his final budget of the parliament. He described it as a ‘truly national budget’. He opened by stating that the latest OBR report showed that the UK economy was growing faster than any other EU country, and growth had been revised up. He also stated the importance of sticking to the existing deficit... View Article