London 'a global leader in terms of tech talent'06/10/2015 14:26
A new report has shed light on the world-leading availability of IT and technology skills available to businesses in London.
Research carried out by Stack Overflow has indicated that London is home to more than 71,000 professional developers at the moment... more
Construction output and job growth continues in September05/10/2015 17:01
The construction sector has continued to experience improved health during September 2015, with a corresponding positive impact on job market conditions.
Data from the latest purchasing managers' index from Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement... more
Female IT professionals 'underrepresented in information security jobs'02/10/2015 15:52
Female IT professionals are not being handed enough opportunities in the information security field, despite strong demand for skilled staff in this area.
This is according to a new global report from the not-for-profit organisation (ISC)², conducted... more
Availability of UK job vacancies 'continues to climb'01/10/2015 14:55
The availability of temporary and permanent job vacancies within the UK labour market continues to rise, according to a new industry study.
New survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has indicated that growth in the... more
New government report highlights need for new construction jobs30/09/2015 16:14
A large number of new construction jobs will need to be created in the UK over the coming years if national targets for infrastructure development are to be achieved.
This is according to the new National Infrastructure Plan for Skills report, published... more
Economic recovery 'will prompt continued investment in agency workers'28/09/2015 14:59
Agency workers are being seen as key contributors to growth among British businesses that are looking to expand as the economy continues its recent recovery.
The latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has polled... more
Report calls for action to get more women into IT jobs24/09/2015 15:19
Women are currently significantly underrepresented in UK IT jobs, according to a new report.
The 2015 Women in IT Scorecard research, published by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and the Tech Partnership, indicated that only 17 per cent of the 1.18... more
New APPG for self-employment and freelancing established23/09/2015 17:04
A new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) for self-employment and freelancing has been established in order to ensure the needs of these workers are better represented in governmental discussions.
The group held its first meeting today on September... more
Construction skills shortage 'holding back UK housebuilding efforts'22/09/2015 17:01
Efforts to tackle the UK's housing crisis are being hindered by a shortage of skilled workers in the construction sector.
This is according to the latest Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking report, which surveyed those within the housing supply chain... more
Government 'needs to do more to promote UK self-employment'22/09/2015 08:29
The government ought to be doing more to encourage self-employment.
That is the view of the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) chief executive Chris Bryce, who claims that the UK's 4.5 million self-employed workers... more
Latest labour figures 'indicate stabilisation in jobs market'17/09/2015 16:00
The UK jobs market may be reaching a period of stability following recent fluctuations, according to new official government data.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics have indicated there were 31.09 million people in work in the UK between... more
IPSE: Government must focus on building infrastructure for contractors16/09/2015 16:27
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has called on the government to invest more in the country's physical and digital infrastructure.
IPSE chief executive Chris Bryce has highlighted the need for greater investment... more
New ECJ ruling redefines travelling as part of working time15/09/2015 16:50
Staff without a fixed or habitual place of work are to have some of their travelling time redefined as part of their working hours following a new EU ruling.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that travel between an employee's home and... more
Cloud and mobile growth driving demand for IT professionals11/09/2015 14:28
Contractors and self-employed people with IT skills are likely to be in greater demand than ever before, according to a new report.
The survey from Robert Half Technology has indicated that chief information officers (CIOs) are looking to expand their... more
Construction sector growth leads to increased job creation10/09/2015 15:17
More UK construction jobs are to be created thanks to the recent strong performance of the sector, according to a new report.
The latest purchasing managers' index (PMI) from Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) recorded... more
Independence 'a key motivator for going freelance'08/09/2015 15:27
The desire for greater flexibility and independence have been cited as important reasons to pursue freelance careers in a new industry survey.
Carried out by PeoplePerHour, the poll revealed that 23.6 per cent of UK freelancers cite the need to have... more
Hiring growth continues to rise at slower pace in August07/09/2015 16:15
Demand for temporary and contract workers has continued to increase in August 2015, albeit at a slower pace than has been seen in recent months.
The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs has revealed that permanent... more
Self-employed people 'finding it hard to save for retirement'03/09/2015 15:58
The government needs to do more to make it easier for self-employed and freelance workers to save for their retirement, according to an industry body.
A new national survey from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE)... more
UK temporary workers 'largely happy with staffing agencies'31/08/2015 12:46
A majority of temporary workers in the UK are either satisfied or extremely satisfied with the professionalism of the staffing agency they are signed up with.
That's according to a new study, which asked around 6,000 temporary workers whether or... more
New childcare scheme to benefit working parents28/08/2015 12:41
Working parents are to be given more help in juggling their jobs and family responsibilities.
As of September 2016, some families across the UK will be able to take advantage of a new government scheme guaranteeing them 30 hours of free childcare every... more
Opportunities for contractors continue to grow, according to jobs data26/08/2015 14:30
A new survey has suggested that opportunities for temporary and umbrella workers are increasing.
Conducted by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), the survey of professional recruitment firms show that they now have nine per cent... more