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In the light of Brexit and with continued reports of sluggish UK productivity levels, you could be forgiven for assuming that business confidence levels are low throughout the UK. However, the  Hays UK Salary and Recruiting Trends 2018  guide revealed that 95% of technology employers anticipate their activity levels will either increase or stay the same over the next year. ...

As 2017 comes to a close, we can see that in spite of the disruption caused by  Brexit  negotiations and the economic outlook for the UK, property and surveying has been one of the most resilient areas within construction and property. Recruitment is a priority for many employers and demand for talent remains high. Most employers (82%) plan on hiring this year to support...

It is difficult to look at the news without seeing another story hinting at doom and gloom within the UK economy. Whilst I don’t pretend to be an economist and I definitely don’t have a crystal ball, it is clear that our clients – some of the top employers across the UK – aren’t being swayed by the headlines and feel that the UK’s prospects are strong. Despite the economic and political...

With skills shortages rife across the UK, the role of HR continues to gain prominence as an important driver of talent attraction and retention strategies in hard-to-fill roles. We’ve also seen the HR specialism becoming more involved in strategic decision-making for the organisation, which has resulted in the competition for talented HR professionals becoming even stronger. Our ...

The Hays  UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide  shows that 69% of marketing employers expect to hire in the next year, a positive figure in otherwise uncertain times. However, we have seen the skills gap continue to widen in the marketing profession. Nearly two-thirds of employers say they have experienced moderate skills shortages in the last year, 10% higher than the...

Civil and structural engineers and employers had a positive year, with healthy salary increases for the majority of professionals. Activity was also relatively positive with ongoing investment into a range of projects, from new housing, to major infrastructure. However, many factors remain which could potentially impact hiring in the coming year, including the ramifications of Brexit and...

Health and Safety professionals have seen above average salary increases in the last year, driven by both a busy job market, and continuing skills shortages which are impacting the whole of the industry, but particularly manufacturing and construction and property. The  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018   guide shows that 78% of employers say their top challenge...

Since last year’s vote to leave the EU, the financial services sector has been in a state of uncertainty. It is rare for a week to go by without some mention of the potential impact Brexit could have on jobs in the financial services sector, and there is lingering uncertainty about the UK’s place on the global financial services stage. However, that’s not to say business is stalling in...

The  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 Guide  paints a positive picture of activity plans in procurement for the coming months. We have found that over half of procurement employers expect their organisation’s activity to grow in the year ahead, regardless of market uncertainty, and 67% plan to hire in the same timeframe. However, skills gaps have continued to...

Something we’ve been consistently observing over the last few years is that the role of the marketer is rapidly evolving to be much more data-centric. The increased prevalence of automation and the need for engaging audio/visual content has created a strong demand for candidates who can demonstrate both extensive knowledge of user experience, and the technical ability to back it up. ...

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