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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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Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Show!

Its not too late

The most interactive way to fill your vacancies and promote your brand…

With Just 5 weeks until the next Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair, we’ve only got limited availablity in both zones now!

ZONE 1 – General vacancies

Under a marquee in Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre, there will be 29 employers advertising a range of vacancies across a number of different sectors. ONLY 4 STANDS LEFT!

ZONE 2 – Apprenticeships and Training

Located in the Harpur Suite, opposite the marquee, there will be 11 employers and training providers advertising a range of apprenticeships and courses across a number of different sectors. ONLY 1 STAND LEFT!

Results from the last Bedford Jobs Fair, held in September, reported a 79% recruitment success rate for exhibitors who attended!

Need more reasons to attend?

  • Job Advertising on Moo and our partner network and affiliate sites prior to the event
  • 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 Social Media and email marketing
  • Promoted in all High Schools and Acadamies
  • You’ll get the chance to chat to potential candidates and employees in a professional but relaxed environment
  • 3,500 + expected attendance
  • Attending job fairs is one of the best £ for £ exercises when recruiting

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity and book your stand today. Call or email one of our events team on 01234 328646 or email sales@moojobs.com for prices and more info.

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

WHSmiths – Evolve Recruitment – Bedford College – Bedford Estates

Fusion Lifestyle – Care Solutions – Bedford Borough Council

About The Job – Sporting Futures – Nova Training – Center Parcs

BlueBird Care – About The Job – Home Instead

DATE: 22nd April 2017 TIME: 1030am-1530pm LOCATION: Harpur Square, Bedford town centre

WHY HOLD OUR EVENT ON A SATURDAY?

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! This is something previous mid-week events haven’t been able to offer and it also gives you the opportunity to increase your employer branding at the same time.

Bookings for September’s fair can also be made now. Great early bird booking offers and deposit schemes available!

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40 Employers, 2 Zones, 1 Event

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The most interactive way to fill your vacancies and promote your brand…

Only 7 weeks to go until the 2nd Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair and we’ve only got limited availablity in both zones now!

ZONE 1 – General vacancies

Under a marquee in Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre, there will be 29 employers advertising a range of vacancies across a number of different sectors. ONLY 6 STANDS LEFT!

ZONE 2 – Apprenticeships and Training

Located in the Harpur Suite, opposite the marquee, there will be 11 employers and training providers advertising a range of apprenticeships and courses across a number of different sectors. ONLY 2 STANDS LEFT!

Results from the last Bedford Jobs Fair, held in September, reported a 79% recruitment success rate for exhibitors who attended!

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 Social Media and email marketing
  • Promoted in all High Schools and Acadamies
  • You’ll get the chance to chat to potential candidates and employees in a professional but relaxed environment
  • 3,500 + expected attendance
  • Attending job fairs is one of the best £ for £ exercises when recruiting

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity and book your stand today. Call or email one of our events team on 01234 328646 or email sales@moojobs.com for prices and more info.

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

Evolve Recruitment – Bedford College – Bedford Estates

Jobs Hub – Bedford Borough Council – Center Parcs

Home Instead – Sporting Futures – Nova Training

BlueBird Care – About The Job

DATE: 22nd April 2017 TIME: 1030am-1530pm LOCATION: Harpur Square, Bedford town centre

WHY HOLD OUR EVENT ON A SATURDAY?

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! This is something previous mid-week events haven’t been able to offer and it also gives you the opportunity to increase your employer branding at the same time.

Bookings for September’s fair can also be made now. Great early bird booking offers and deposit schemes available!

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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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