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UK Recruitment Shows Signs of Life

After what seems like an eternity (4 months and 4 weeks) since the UK went into lockdown there appears to be a consensus that the UK recruitment market has finally started showing signs of life. Whilst the overall number of vacancies still decreased for temporary and permanent positions the pace of the decline has eased …

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The wrong kind of Project Manager!

The latest monthly UK Report on Jobs from KPMG and REC** published today indicates that whilst the job market remains significantly impacted by the effects of Coronavirus; there has been a bounce back from the depths seen in the immediate aftermath of the lockdown during June. As can be seen in the figure below, activity …

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Recruitment Realities in a Covid-19 World

Last week (1st July) John Thorpe was invited to speak on PMO Flashmob’s weekly virtual networking session PMO Working From Home. The theme of the week was recruitment, and Johns presentation: Recruitment Realities in a Covid-19 World focusses on looking back at the 2008 recession and lessons we can learn from it, assessing the current …

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IR35 in the private sector – Update

Whilst many contractors celebrated the decision postpone the implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Working changes earlier in the year; the legislation is slowly creeping through the Houses of Parliament as part of the Finance Bill, ready for implementation in April 2021. The changes passed Committee Stage last week and will be heard at Report Stage within …

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