Employment Outlook

Welcome to the latest Workforce monthly summary of the UK employment outlook from the REC. 

TEMPORARY STAFFING

We can usually deploy exactly the people you need within just a few hours of you contacting us.

STAFFING
PLATFORM

Recruit 10 -1000 permanent staff per annum at a flat-fee per-hire, with reduced risk.

MANAGED
WORKFORCE

Our On-site Managed Workforce services deliver measurable cost savings and improve productivity

PERMANENT RECRUITMENT

From SMEs to PLCs we find exactly the right people to fit perfectly with your organisation.

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FINDING PEOPLE IN SHORT SUPPLY

We are a step ahead of your staffing challenges.

We continuously innovate and invest to keep you ahead. We are reaching further and engaging with more people than ever before – anticipating the challenges you’ll face tomorrow, to deliver for you today.

ORGANISATION & PROCESSES

Centralised Group Services team frees up our Recruiters & Resourcers to focus 100% of their time on what they do best – finding and recruiting people!

IT SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY

Class-leading jobs websites & apps fully integrated with our state-of-the-art IT systems means our candidate and employer data is up-to-the-minute and always right at our fingertips.

BRANCH NETWORK

Our growing branch network of Recruitment Centres means we’re local to more communities than ever to find and deploy people across the wider region.

VALUES THAT DELIVER RESULTS

APPLICATIONS PROCESSED WEEKLY

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AVERAGE FULFILMENT RATE

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CANDIDATE SATISFACTION

PLUS, CANDIDATES IN OUR DATABASE

Workforce is built on our shared values. We are Friendly, Innovative, Transparent and Supportive in everything we do. For our customers, candidates and colleagues alike; Workforce always FITS.

OUR DEDICATED SECTOR EXPERTISE

We are built around you.

Our specialist divisions each have a dedicated team of Recruiters, Resourcers and Sector Champions highly experienced in, and often recruited from, your sector.

FOOD PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING

OFFICE &
COMMERCIAL

LOGISTICS &
WAREHOUSING

MANUFACTURING
MANUFACTURING

DRIVING

PUBLIC
SECTOR

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NEWS & BLOG

Five Ways to Keep Employees Happy and Motivated
Whatever type of company you have, the mind-set and happiness of your employees plays a key part in your business being a success. They are the driving force in your company and, if they are happy and motivated, they will actively want to achieve bigger things, meet milestones and see the business...
Record vacancies highlight UK businesses’ need to innovate to attract staff 
Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the number of vacancies at 845,000 for August to October 2018, the highest since comparable records began in 2001 – 44,000 more than for a year earlier and 14,000 more than for May to July 2018. The...
Staff appointments rise at faster rate in October
The KPMG and REC UK Report on Jobs is compiled by IHS Markit from responses to questionnaires sent to a panel of around 400 UK recruitment and employment consultancies. The Report on Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data...
REC says, avoid poorly contractor tax reform at budget!
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) Budget submission calls on the government to avoid rushing through changes to how contractors pay tax (IR35) in the private sector. Citing evidence from public sector changes, the leading voice for the recruitment industry says they could be...
Candidate availability drops, as starting salaries rise at the fastest rate since April 2015
Permanent placements growth softens... Permanent staff appointments continued to rise at the end of the third quarter, albeit at a softer pace. Nonetheless, growth remained sharp in the context of historical data. In contrast, temp billings expanded at a slightly quicker pace compared to August....