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IT recruitment boom set to continue

Britain’s IT recruitment market grew by 7.4% last year in terms of invoiced agency sales and will continue to boom until 2017 at least, a report has found. via IT recruitment boom set to continue....

Strengthening economy sparks change in hiring intentions

REC study finds that businesses are increasingly using contractors as a way to achieve their growth potential, rather than a short-term solution. via Strengthening economy sparks change in hiring intentions....

Will smartphones change shopping?

Many people are familiar with buying goods online, but now technology can also play a part when shopping on the High Street. Some companies want to use new technology to drive sales in their stores, by sending special offers to phones and making it easier to...

Contractors ‘vital’ to UK recovery

New figures from REC show that almost half of recruiters plan to increase their use of contractors over the next year. via Contractors ‘vital’ to UK recovery....

Should sixth-formers consider contracting?

With A-Level results day upon us again, we ask whether sixth-formers should consider a career in contracting instead of traditional employment. via Should sixth-formers consider contracting?....

How to select the right motivation vouchers for employees

A motivation voucher scheme is a means of engaging staff when pay rises are few and far between. Voucher schemes offer employees tangible benefits by allowing them to redeem rewards on the high street, use them for an experience day or to buy goods online. With so...

WHAT YOUR EMPLOYEES REALLY THINK ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS…

Every year, the Edenred-Ipsos Barometer examines how 8 European countries feel about their work and the extent to which they feel motivated to perform. WHAT YOUR EMPLOYEES REALLY THINK ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS… Here we share the key issues from the 2014 Barometer for UK employees and what...

Gym membership and retail discounts top voluntary perks

Gym membership and retail or leisure discounts are the most commonly offered benefits via voluntary benefits schemes, according to The Benefits Research 2014, which surveyed 256 respondents in March 2014. Over the past few years, employers have increasingly taken a proactive approach to employee wellbeing, which...

Mobile technology is changing flexible benefits

Mobile applications (apps) are changing the face of flexible and voluntary benefits plans, but many employers are missing the opportunity to take full advantage of this technology. Available for download from the Remus Rewards website is a great article (courtesy of EmployeeBenefits.co.uk) that explains how apps...