Author Archives: Steve Young

About Steve Young

Steve Young is the Managing Partner of Downtown Recruitment who are based in Thame, Oxfordshire. Downtown Recruitment provide a wide variety of temporary and permanent staff to the local area covering a wide range of disciplines across the commercial and industrial sectors. View Downtown Recruitment's main website

Top employers to take on more graduates

Britain’s largest graduate employers plan to expand their recruitment of university leavers this year in a further sign of confidence in the economy. The top 100 graduate recruiters are seeking to hire 20,985 to their management programmes, 868 (4.3 per … Continue reading

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Bosses track you night and day with wearable gadgets

Companies are fitting thousands of their staff with body-worn tracker devices that check how much sleep they have, how well they work with colleagues and even monitor their body language, tone of voice or emotions – often for 24 hours … Continue reading

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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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National Minimum Wage change – 1st October 2016

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Easier to get a job in Manchester than London?

It is easier to get a job in Manchester than in London, according to a survey that explodes the myth that the nation’s capital is sucking the lifeblood out of the economy beyond the M25 corridor. Data from the recruitment … Continue reading

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REC Jobs Outlook: Confidence plummets

Business confidence has deteriorated significantly since the EU referendum, but employers say they need to hire more staff to meet demand, according to the latest Jobs Outlook survey. A third (34 per cent) of employers surveyed in the three months … Continue reading

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