Category Archives: In the numbers

Salary / Wage growth hits 2.1%

Will wages continue to grow? The short answer is that it looks like they will. In the three months to end of December, average wages including bonuses rose by 2.1 per cent. This was more than four times the 0.5 … Continue reading

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UK employment reaches record high!

Official figures out last week from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that employment reached a new record of 30.9 million in the three months to December. At the same time, the number of out of work people dropped … Continue reading

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8 out of 10 employers plan to increase number of permanent workers (According to REC survey)

Here is a summary of a recent REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) survey on employer’s expected recruitment requirements:- • 8 out of 10 employers plan to increase number of permanent workers in the next three months • 4 out of … Continue reading

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Young women out earn men as gender pay gap narrows

Women in their twenties and thirties now earn more on average than men, as the gender pay gap has narrowed. The difference between pay for men and women in full-time employment dropped to 9.4 per cent in the year to … Continue reading

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Sport can boost your income as well as your health

People who play organised sports once a fortnight earn nearly £11,000 more than the average wage, according to researchers — more than £500,000 over the course of a career. Triathlon participants are the biggest earners, with an average salary of … Continue reading

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The REC Jobs Barometer – August 2014

The REC’s August Jobs Barometer shows some interesting positive information for the economy and further tightening of the jobs market across the whole country. Here are the main points from the recent survey:- Over one third of employers (36%) have … Continue reading

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Unemployment falls to a six year low of 6.4%

The number of people out of work fell by 132,000 in the three months to June to 2.08 million. This pushed the unemployment rate down to 6.4 per cent, according to the ONS, the lowest level since the end of … Continue reading

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The REC Jobs Barometer

According to the latest REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) Jobs Barometer things are still looking very positive.  Here are some of the points that were highlighted:- A net balance of 85% of employers plan to increase permanent workforce in the … Continue reading

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Social Media – (In the numbers)

79% of students say social networking sites are key to employers engaging them, according to research by TMP Worldwide and TARGETjobs.  42% of students say social media is ideal for conveying employer brand.  However, they don’t want companies to “sell” … Continue reading

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