Posted on 9:24am Wednesday 20th August 2014
Although the outlook for creation of new jobs is the best it has been in years, not all in the UK labour market is rosy. The shortage of candidates with appropriate skills to match the jobs available is a growing problem.
Latest research from the REC provides us with vital information on why people are searching for flexibility in employment
Posted on 4:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014
More than 1 in 3 people in Great Britain have worked as a temp freelancer or contractor at some point in their career according to latest research from REC. Thirsty-six percent of people who currently have hiring responsibility at work have been an agency worker themselves. Our experience bears this out – a number of our current clients started life as one of our temporary team and have worked their way up to a management position and are now hiring from us! Flexibility is the key reason people chose to temp, it particularly appeals to young people parents and people scaling back as they approach retirement. On any given day 1.1million people in the UK are working in temporary assignments, it is clearly a significant feature of the labour force. A large number of temporary workers find permanent job opportunities – this is certainly the case with Hewett Recruitment where over 100 of their temporary team have been offered permanent jobs with local employers since the start of 2014. The nature of work is changing – there has been a structured change in the labour market. Flexible work is here to stay. Project based employment will become more mainstream and effect a much larger proportion of the workforce including a higher and medium skilled workforce. Flexible working is central to understanding why people work as a temporary worker. For young people or people returning after a long break, temping is a great way to gain experience, get an idea of what type of business they want to work for and demonstrate their skills to a potential new employer. People with specialist, in demand skills have the opportunity to work independently and choose very specific types of work, contracts and employers who suit them best. Business can benefit from parachuting talent into their organisation for a limited period to address specific challenges. Skilled individuals may be too expensive for a growing business to employ full-time but may be affordable to solve a burning problem over a 3/6 month period. Hewett Recruitment offer a free Talent Health-Check to local employers. For more information contact Louise Hewett. Email email@example.com To view the Flex Appeal Report on the REC website click here
Posted on 11:49am Thursday 26th June 2014
If we think we’ve seen change over the past 50 years, the coming years we will see significantly more, leading to immense employment challenges according to Kevin Green CEO of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, who spoke passionately and captivated his audience at the recent HR Professionals Conference. The talent we need now must be able to inspire and motivate through change and work both strategically and operationally he explained.
Posted on 3:52pm Wednesday 25th June 2014
Did you see Suarez sink his teeth into Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini last night? How many times is he going to do this? As it happens, experts believe that Suarez is likely to strike again. Apparently, Suarez’s biting behaviour is a reflex reaction to highly stressful situations.
Posted on 10:57am Wednesday 18th June 2014
Apart from being a significant and popular tourist destination, Worcestershire offers businesses a thriving place to grow and prosper. The supportive and well-connected business community backed by organisations such as the Worcestershire Ambassadors, Chamber of Commerce and Worcestershire Business Central enable both new and growing organisations to access support, help and bespoke advice to achieve their full potential. There is no doubt that 2014 is shaping up to be a year where innovation is flourishing and opportunities are there to be taken and developed. New initiatives are being introduced aimed at ensuring Worcestershire continues to prosper into the next generation and beyond.
Posted on 12:18pm Wednesday 30th April 2014
A new survey conducted by Nutmeg found that 1 in 5 UK workers would take a pay cut to work locally. Time to start recruiting locally?
Posted on 4:42pm Friday 25th April 2014
I am sure that you cannot fail to have noticed the increased prevalence of solar panels appearing on UK homes in the last few years. Maybe you have noticed acres of solar panels reflecting the sun in fields - mostly in south-west England?
Posted on 12:13pm Thursday 24th April 2014
As demand returns to the economy and businesses are looking to hire more staff, fine tuning resourcing strategies becomes critical. This is the right time to create a focus on good recruitment, it is vital that good practice prevails throughout the resourcing process to ensure the successful attraction and selection of personnel at all levels.
Posted on 11:44am Wednesday 26th March 2014
The HR and business landscape is rapidly transforming, are you ready to meet the challenges facing all HR Professionals? The HR Conference promises an impressive line-up of speakers and is a date not to be missed for those wanting to understand the current and future innovations and challenges facing business. Hewett Recruitment have secured Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the REC as key note speaker at the next Human Resources Professionals Conference on 4th June 2014 run in association with the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce. Kevin spoke at the inaugural conference last year and his speech captivated his audience of senior HR managers from across the region as he explained the changing dynamics and key challenges facing HR professionals and business owners. Kevin is a regular commentator on the UK labour market on national TV and radio and his background includes his time as HR Director of Royal Mail. Whilst holding that position he was responsible for all people related issues for a business with 165,000 employees and helped to transform an organisation losing £1million a day in 2003 to making more than £600m profit in 2007. Speakers include Bernie Bird, Group Head of HR at Sanctuary Housing will be taking a look at ‘the holistic approach to recruiting and retaining the best’. Two highly regarded legal eagles include, Sally Morris Head of Employment at MFG who asks ‘how geared up are we for growth and flexibility?’ and Paul Chamberlain from Brabners who is a nationally recognised expert on agency workers regulations and status of temporary workers. BE THERE. BE INFORMED. BE READY to meet the challenges facing all HR Professionals. Join the HR Community of Herefordshire and Worcestershire on 4th June at Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium for the HR Professionals Conference. To book contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For full details visit the Hewett Recruitment website
Posted on 9:36am Wednesday 19th February 2014
Are you looking for a relatively easy and very affordable way to give your business and its services some good exposure?
Posted on 12:57pm Wednesday 29th January 2014
Outdated formalities of corporate culture are being sacked off, in favour of creating a more pleasant working environment. Conglomerate, Google, is notorious for it. Google boasts a plethora of perks
Posted on 10:37am Monday 27th January 2014
Keeping jobs and information updated is important, but visitors to your careers page also need to get a flavour of the business
Posted on 12:16pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014
So, we’re feeling pretty sorry for the genuine job seekers living on James Turner Street. Their address alone is going to be a big black mark on their CV. Here are some job seeking tips.
Posted on 11:27am Friday 20th December 2013
Volunteering as a trustee for a charity adds real value to both the charitable organisation and the business. Trustees can offer a diverse mix of skills and their energy can make a real difference.
Posted on 6:00am Thursday 21st November 2013
Doolittle & Dalley’s commercial department has seen another month of sustained interest in commercial property throughout the Wyre Forest area, with not only small factory units being let, but also for the first time in two years there seems to be a slight improvement with regard to the letting of offices.
Posted on 6:00am Thursday 14th November 2013
Estate agent David Jones of Allan Morris & Jones looks at how to get the very best from your property sale during the winter months.
Posted on 4:05pm Wednesday 30th October 2013
Richard Branson believes there is nothing more important than hiring the right team, taking personality as well as qualifications into account...
Posted on 7:00am Thursday 24th October 2013
Throughout the Wyre Forest area there are signs that the economic recovery is continuing, as far as commercial property is concerned, but perhaps not at quite such a pace as seemed the pace several months ago.
Posted on 5:00pm Friday 27th September 2013
FOR some time we have been reporting that there were signs of a general improvement in the economy which was filtering through from manufacturing and is starting to have an effect on the local economy overall. The announcement by the Bank of England to keep interest rates fixed for up to three years, has added that extra bit of confidence, such that for the first time in a long time, it is possible to see further than six months ahead and that the general economic situation should improve.