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Staff shortages are pushing up pay

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The UK labour market is tightening, with employers finding it harder to recruit staff, according to a survey of employment agencies.

The survey says that pay rates for both permanent and temporary staff are rising quickly due to a continuing fall in the number of job applicants.

Last year’s Brexit vote is also driving some EU nationals home, making it harder to fill a wide variety of jobs.

Official figures have shown employment levels in the UK at record highs.

The monthly survey of employment agencies was carried out by market research firm Markit for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

REC chief executive Kevin Green, said: “It’s clear that employers are having to work even harder to fill jobs as vacancies rise and candidate availability shrinks.

“The parts of the economy most reliant on European workers are under even more pressure as many EU workers return home.

“Employers are not just struggling to hire the brightest and the best but also people to fill roles such as chefs, drivers and warehouse workers,” he added.

‘Robust demand’

The survey, which has been going since 1997, looked at the experience in July of 400 UK recruitment and employment agencies.

It found that there was “robust demand” for staff with the number of applicants placed in permanent jobs, and also in temporary or contract jobs, growing at their fastest rates for more than two years.

Meanwhile, it said, the number of available candidates for both types of work fell markedly during the month.

The report’s suggestion that pay rates for permanent jobs are now rising as a result, and are at a 20-month high, will raise some eyebrows.

Official data from the Office for National Statistics has indicated that the growth of average weekly earnings across the UK has been slowing down.

Earnings are now only 1.8% higher than a year ago – the slowest rate of increase since late 2014 – which has contributed to a cut in real incomes because the rate of inflation has been higher.

Looking at its own survey results, the REC said some of its members had noted that employers were indeed offering higher pay rates to lure the right recruits.

“Permanent starting salaries rose across all monitored UK regions, with the steepest rate of inflation seen in the South of England,” the REC said.

“Temporary and contract staff hourly pay rates increased again in July.

“The rate of inflation softened slightly since June, but was still one of the strongest recorded for the past two years,” it added.


Is your company having problems recruiting staff? Let us help. Email ray@aboutthejob.co.uk with your equiry.

 

 

Credit: bbc.co.uk

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Advertise your vacancies. Promote your brand

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The 3rd Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship show will be taking place in just 8 weeks time on Saturday 9th September; Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre.

Calling all ‘Bedfordshire’ based recruiters, employers and training providers..

Over half of available stands have now been booked up and we’re delighted with the variety of employers, training providers and industry sectors already being represented. But there’s still space for you…We want our event to be jam packed with exciting companies, careers, training courses and apprenticeships. Call 01234 328646 for more information.

Job seekers who attend will be spoiled for choice. We’re delighted to announce a number of first time exhibitors including our main sponsor 1st Choice Recruitment, Hart Learning & Development, The Marbrook Centre, The Royal Navy and Christchurch Group.

We’re also happy to welcome back previous exhibitors Bedford College, The Job Hub, Care Solutions Group, HMP Bedford and Bedford NHS Trust.

Attendance at last September’s event was estimated to be 1,800+. From the 30+ exhibitors on the day, 87% said the day was a big success for them, 79% said they would recruit directly from attending the event!

Why our job shows are different to traditional events

  1. We hold our event on a Saturday so the ‘highly desirable’ and ‘already employed’ job seekers can attend
  2. It’s not just about the job show on the day. All of our stand options include recruitment advertising across our multi media recruitment advertising platform so you can start (and will) receive applications ahead of the day, adding great value.
  3. Our event marketing is tailored to our exhibitors and their recruitment needs. Multiple messages to targeted audiences; We don’t just advertise one message “about an event that’s taking place”

To book your stand call our events team on 01234 328646 or email sales@moojobs.com.

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Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Show

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Thanks to our official partners 1st Choice Recruitment, HMP Bedford, The Jobs Hub and Bedford NHS Trust we’re back with a bang this September!

The 3rd Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship show will be taking place on Saturday 9th September is Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre.

There’s space for 34 employers (2 stand size options available) to promote their employer brand and range of job vacancies, apprenticeship and training course. Stands are currently being booked as we go to press and here’s a few of the names already signed up…

1st Choice Recruitment, Care Solutions Group, HMP Bedford, The Jobs Hub, Bedford NHS Trust, The Marbrook Centre and AboutTheJob.

Attendance at last September’s event was estimated to be 1,800+. From the 30+ exhibitors on the day, 87% said the day was a big success for them, 79% said they would recruit directly from attending the event!

Why our job shows are different to traditional events

  1. We hold our event on a Saturday so the ‘highly desirable’ and ‘already employed’ job seekers can attend
  2. It’s not just about the job show on the day. All of our stand options include recruitment advertising across our multi media recruitment advertising platform so you can start (and will) receive applications ahead of the day, adding great value.
  3. Our event marketing is tailored to our exhibitors and their recruitment needs. Multiple messages to targeted audiences; We don’t just advertise one message “about an event that’s taking place”

To book your stand call our events team on 01234 328646 or email sales@moojobs.com.

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Exhibit at Bedford’s No.1 Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair This April…

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Moo and its official partners Bedford Borough Council, The Jobs Hub and Evolve Recruitment are hosting the 2nd Bedford Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair on Saturday 22nd April 2017 and we’d love you to be there!

Holding the event on a Saturday means we’re giving the ‘highly desirable’ and ‘already employed’ an opportunity to meet with prospective employers just like YOU; it’s the perfect solution for an area with such a low unemployment rate! Based on the location of our event, it also gives Local Employers and Agencies the opportunity to increase their employer branding in a busy ‘free footfall area’ at the same time.

DATE: 22nd April 2017 TIME: 1030-1530 LOCATION: Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre 

Need more reasons to attend?

  • 58,000+ average Town Centre footfall on a Saturday
  • The event will be marketed to over 300,000 LOCAL People over an extensive 10 week campaign via Moojobs.com and it’s database of over 120k candidates, Local Academies and Colleges, Social Media and email marketing
  • You’ll get the chance to chat to potential candidates and employees in a professional but relaxed environment
  • 5,000+ expected attendance
  • You can advertise multiple vacancies in one go, ahead of the day via moo and JobG8.com
  • You can continue to advertise your vacancies a month after the event (via Moojobs.com) to top up candidate numbers
  • Attending job fairs is one of the best £ for £ exercises when recruiting

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to meet prospective employees by booking your stand today. Call or email one of our events team on 01234 328646 or email sales@moojobs.com with your interest.

Here’s just a few companies who have already booked their stand…

  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Evolve Recruitment
  • Bedford College
  • Woburn Estates
  • Jobs Hub
  • Center Parcs
  • Home Instead
  • In Training
  • About The Job
  • Sporting Futures

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Recruitment Advertising – It’s a big game of battleships.

 

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And we know how to win

Of all the ways to recruit, Recruitment Advertising is the option that locates itself on the ‘fine line’ of success and failure.

If you don’t show it the attention it demands, it’s easy money wasted. However, get it right and it’s by far the cheapest and most cost effective way to recruit.

Newspapers and nearly every job board in the market place rely on a good element of luck to generate applications, hence the lower cost banding’s associated with the service and the unusual acceptance that a ‘hit and miss approach’ is a fair solution to offer. It just reminds me of a big game of battleships.

If we take the ‘battleships’ analogy and work with it; what’s the one thing that can improve your chances of winning this game? How about if we used intelligence as a solution, as we do in the real world. To better understand the location of someone or something, we would naturally pile together the most up to date intelligence data based on the who, what and where method.

“Logic tells you that you’re more likely to hit your target if you have this information. Recruitment advertising is no different.”

The Job Board market is a saturated one but, when I set up Moo, I firmly believed (and still do) that if you’re a job board that can provide your customers with this valuable information, ahead of any campaign, you’ll win. I’m pleased to say it’s our main USP against like-minded competition and it’s why our success rate is almost double that of the average Job Board or Traditional Print platform.

As part of any campaign, our Account Managers take the time to understand your goals, and research the important things about your target audience; where they hang out online, what they’re being paid by your competition and what kind of employment package they would expect etc.

Moving on to the next stage our Account Managers then run a demo campaign which identifies a prospective ‘relevant’ audience to our clients job role; Information such as how many people specifically match in our CV database, the approximate targeted reach across social media (based on unique criteria) and where we feel the job advert is best placed to ensure it ‘lands in front of the right audience’. This element of the campaign is done via our partner network of job boards and by researching the online activity patterns of job seekers; better still, we relate this exercise to each individual industry sector.

Ultimately, our clients are left with a report which provides information on

  • Job advert copy,
  • Salary and employer package expectations,
  • A view of how the competition are going about the same task,
  • How many candidates we identify that match (across multiple platforms) and who will see the job
  • Where we feel the advert is best advertised
  • Application expectations

We’re the only job board that offers this service as part of any package and the only one you can truly trust to take good care of your recruitment budget and make it work for you.

Call our sales team today on 01234 328646 or email sales@moojobs.com – We’re ready and waiting to help!

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Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair Exhibitor Line Up

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Moo can confirm that the following employers and organisations will be exhibiting at the Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair tomorrow.

  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Center Parcs
  • Ace Security
  • Dial House Care
  • Barnfield College
  • RM Medics
  • Evolve Recruitment
  • Champneys Health Spa
  • Fusion Events
  • The Jobs Hub
  • Salvete Care
  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Cranfield University
  • AK Aviation
  • Amegreen
  • Hired and Happy
  • East Of England Ambulance Service
  • Bedfordshire Schools Training Group
  • Bedford College
  • Wren Kitchens
  • 3aaa
  • Banana Moon Day Nursery
  • Consensus
  • Verifile
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Babington College
  • YMCA Bedfordshire
  • Beford NHS Trust
  • Wyboston Lakes

The line up represents nearly all the current industry sectors in the local market so there’s sure to be something for everyone!

The event is taking place under a marquee in Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre. Doors open at 1030 and close at 4pm.

Which employer will you be popping in to meet with?

We look forward to seeing you there!

Official Sponsors of the Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair 2016

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Are you looking to recruit right now?

Its not too late

Over 30 employers have already signed up to exhibit at the Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair 2016!

If you’ve currently got vacancies to fill or know you have something coming up for September, you need to be a part of our Jobs Fair.

It’s not just a stand at the Jobs Fair that you’ll get!

when you sign up, also included is…

  • 1 months worth of advertising on Moo and it’s partner network
  • Starts on confirmation of your stand booking
  • Access to 325,000+ job seekers on the lead up to the event
  • NEW – CV MATCH! Your recruitment vacancies will be matched against a further 120,000 + CV’s and emailed to the most suitable candidates
  • The most extensive £ for £ job advertising coverage this year

Along with the chance to…

  • Meet 7,000+ jobseekers expected in attendance on the day
  • Put your employer brand in front of thousands of job seekers
  • Meet and talk to active and passive job seekers
  • Interact with the highly desirable and already employed people of Bedford
  • Advertise multiple vacancies in one go – There’s no limit

For prices and to book your stand today…

Telephone: 01234 328646  Email: events@moojobs.com

Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair 2016 – Saturday 10th September – 1030-4pm -Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre

Employers already booked include: 

Central Bedfordshire Council, Cranfield University, Center Parcs,
AK Aviation, Champneys Health Spa, Bedford College, Evolve Recruitment, Beds NHS Trust, The Jobs Hub, Salvete Care, Kuehne & Nagel, Wyboston Lakes, Banana Moon Day Nurseries, Bedford Borough Council,Babington Training Group, YMCA Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire Schools Training Group, Dial House Care, East of England Ambulance Service, Ace Security, RM Medics.

Official Sponsors:

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