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Return to physical right to work checks ‘unworkable’

Recruitment organisations have expressed concern at the news that from May 17 employers will no longer be able to carry out digital checks on job applicants. Since March 2020, t...

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Green shoots for recruiters despite tiered lockdown

Permanent and contract vacancies increased 17% month-on-month in September, according to new data from Apsco, with year-on-year data revealing that the percentage drop in annual...

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German recruitment sector gets back to work

Recruiters in Germany are preparing for an uptick in hiring as talks of a quick economic recovery drives confidence in trading prospects for 81% of recruitment companies. That’s...

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Flexible working has increased five-fold in the last 20 years

The number of people working ‘flexible hours’ has increased five-fold in the last two decades. That is according to an analysis of working trends by the Association of Professio...

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IR35: Time to take the bull by the horns

Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo   The draft legislation on off-payroll working in the public sector has finally landed. While the document is largely in line with our expectations, I ma...

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Vacancies in London up 23% YoY, APSCo reveals

Professional employment in London shows no signs of slowing down in the run-up to Brexit, as vacancies across the city increased by 23% year-on-year. That is according to new da...

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Management vs. leadership: where is the line?

Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo While the battle to become the next Prime Minister has gifted both Johnson and Hunt with column inches dedicated to everything from their romantic relati...

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The rise of the regions

Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo   As the city that generates approximately 22 per cent of the UK's GDP, there is no disputing that London continues to provide a lucrative market for pro...

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Demand for professionals in the Midlands up 15% YoY

Professional job availability across the Midlands remains strong, with Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester creating plenty of opportunities within region. According to new data...

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Permanent placements up 3% in January 2019, APSCo reveals

Professional recruitment firms reported that demand for permanent talent fell by 3% year-on-year in January 2019, while vacancies for contingent workers decreased by 2% over the...