Monthly Archives: December 2016

Find out the gender pay gap for your job

This interactive tool allows you to find out the gender pay gaps and average earnings in a wide range of jobs. It also shows how many women and men work in each role. At 18.1%, the gap in average pay … Continue reading

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Will a robot take over your job?

Fear of technology taking our jobs runs deep. As long ago as 1589, Elizabeth I denied a patent to a newfangled knitting machine, saying: “Consider thou what the invention could do to my poor subjects. It would assuredly bring to … Continue reading

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Job vacancies increase as staff shortages lift pay

The jobs market has “ended the year on a high”, with employment and wages strengthening despite fears of a post-Brexit slowdown, according to a key survey. Companies increased their permanent staff headcount in November at the fastest pace since February … Continue reading

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Downtown Recruitment celebrates 30 years in business!!

Downtown Recruitment is celebrating 30 years in business in Thame, Oxfordshire. In November 1986 Suzanne Young started the business. She saw a gap in the market in the local Thame and surrounding area and was confident she could fill it. … Continue reading

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New blow for workers who are made redundant

The prospect of a redundancy payment may be the only silver lining in losing your job, but HMRC is poised to take more of your payout under another stealth tax hidden in last week’s autumn statement. All payments made in … Continue reading

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