REC Responds to General Election Announcement

Posted on Apr 21, 2017

Responding to the announcement that Prime Minister Theresa May plans to call a general election on 8 June, Kate Shoesmith, Head of Policy at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), says:

“It’s been a turbulent year for politics and by extension the markets. So far the labour market has held up well – we have record high employment and record low unemployment.

“I hope that all the parties go into this short, intense campaign with the value of a strong labour market to the UK economy at the forefront of their minds. Our industry is worth £35.1 billion to the economy and recruiters transform peoples’ lives every day. That contribution needs to be recognised and supported by whoever forms the next government.”

7 Unusual Workplace Perks of 2017

Posted on Apr 21, 2017

The latest research from job search engine Adzuna has revealed an increase in unusual and unique workplace benefits that companies are using to attract top talent to their organisations.

Here goes:

Hangover Days: With an increasing number of startups, tech companies and organisations across the board keen to attract and retain young, vibrant, hungry employees and create dynamic, socially-driven atmospheres, more employers are offering an out to staff you feel less than their best after a hard night’s “brainstorming with the team”.

Feeding The Ducks : On the gentler side, one company currently hiring praised the surrounding area’s local beauty and suggested candidates take advantage of feeding the ducks during their lunch break. There’s no mention of whether or not they’d supply the bread, so candidates could definitely make...