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The number of temporary employees in the UK increased slightly by 0.9% year over the year to a total of 1.54 million in the three months ended December 2018, according to data published today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
The number of temporary employees as a percentage of total employment was 5.6%., steady compared to the same period a year ago.
The ONS figures relate to all temporary workers, not just… Read more
Average advertised salaries in the UK in December 2018 hit their highest point since April 2015, having risen 3.9% year-on-year to over £34,000, according to the latest Job Market Report from job search engine Adzuna. However, advertised vacancies also hit its lowest level since 2015, falling 2.9% in December 2018 when compared to the previous year.
Among sectors, teaching jobs saw the biggest increase in salaries with a 14.4% rise in January when compared… Read more
Jobseekers in China were facing more pressure in 2018 than in 2017. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the demand for labour dropped 12% year-over-year, while the number of job seekers rose 8%, according to a report from career platform Zhaopin and the China Institute for Employment Research (CIER) at Renmin University of China.
The CIER Employment Index Report for Q4 showed a CIER index of 2.38. This meant there were 2.38 job vacancies… Read more
Professional recruitment firms in the UK reported that demand for permanent talent fell by 3% year-on-year in December 2018, while vacancies for contingent workers decreased by 5% over the same period, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
Despite this overall decline in demand, APSCo’s data does reveal pockets of positivity, most notably within the financial services sector, where vacancies for contingent workers rose by 13%.
This boom in… Read more
The number of temporary employees in the UK decreased by 2.55% year over the year to a total of 1.53 million in the three months ended November 2018, according to data released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The number of temporary employees as a percentage of total employment was 5.5%., down from 5.7% in the same period a year ago.
The ONS figures relate to all temporary workers, not just temporary agency… Read more
Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between June to August 2018 and September to November 2018, the number of people in work increased, the number of unemployed people was little changed and the number of people aged from 16 to 64 years not working and not seeking nor available to work (economically inactive) decreased.
There were an estimated 32.53m people in work, 141,000 more than for June to August 2018 and 328,000… Read more
The Chinese government will roll out a series of measures to maintain stable employment this year, reports Reuters, citing Chinese news agency Xinhua and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. The Chinese government stated that to ensure continued employment, it will reduce the burden on companies.
The Ministry stated that research on plans to cut their social insurance premium rate would be accelerated while the Ministry was quoted as saying enterprises with fewer or zero… Read more
The last quarter of 2018 saw an increase in the number of positions posted by companies in China and the number of CVs that companies received for job postings when compared to the previous three quarters, according to data from Chinese career platform Zhaopin published in ECNS.
The report, based on a survey conducted in 37 cities nationwide, stated that during the last quarter of 2018, an average of 32 candidates competed for one job, which… Read more
Plans for a new post-Brexit, skills-based immigration system were outlined on Monday by the UK’s Home Office in a white paper report.
For skilled workers, the plans call for removing an annual cap on the number of work visas issued and ending requirements for labour market tests by employers wanting to sponsor a worker. However, they recommend a minimum salary of £30,000 for skilled workers.
For unskilled workers, the plans call for a transitional program that… Read more
Growth in permanent positions will outpace growth in temporary positions for the sixth year in a row, according to the “Employment Trends Survey 2018” released on Monday by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and recruitment firm Pertemps.
It found 42% of UK firms expect to increase recruitment for permanent roles over the next 12 months, and only 14% plan to decrease permanent recruiting for a net increase of 28%.
When it comes to temporary… Read more