February 2020 Newsletter

Well 2020 has certainly kicked off with palpable improvement in business confidence resulting in a surge of permanent recruitment activity and the demand for permanent team members being the strongest we have seen for more than a year. 

Whilst the next few months may bring continued uncertainty to the contract market place, due to impending changes to IR35, employers can take advantage of an increase in skilled resource now seeking permanent positions. 

This coupled with the seasonal uplift in candidates looking for new roles means this is the ideal time to recruit, so please do call us to discuss your current and future recruitment and staffing plans, we would love to help… 

Roy O’Brien

More than half of UK workers are considering finding a new job in the next year, a survey has found.

The poll of 2,000 employees, commissioned annually by accreditation body Investors in People (IIP), found nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of respondents had already started actively job hunting, with a further 32 per cent considering changing roles in 2020 but not yet looking.

The total number of respondents either searching or thinking about searching for a new job increased by 8 per cent compared to the same point in the year in 2019.

IIP also raised concerns about increased levels of disillusionment in the workplace, and warned that employers faced a “new year recruitment crisis”.

It found nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of workers were unhappy with their current role, up 10 per cent on last year, and nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) suffered from ‘Sunday night blues’, dreading going back to work after the weekend.

Respondents were found to be most dissatisfied with pay levels, with 28 per cent citing this, and 29 per cent of those considering finding a new job saying they believed they could get more money elsewhere. This was followed by not feeling valued (cited by 23 per cent) and a lack of career progression (18 per cent).

Paul Devoy, CEO of IIP, said one of the easiest things employers could do to improve retention is show more appreciation of employees. “Six years into our job exodus research, we’re still hearing that people want to be told ‘thank you’,” he said. “[It’s] something so simple, so consistently important and potentially the best retention tool we’ve got.”

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by peoplemanagement.co.uk

IR35, The rules and Regulations ahead

Many business’ and contractors are preparing for the changes in April. If IR35 is making your head spin then get in touch and let us help you through the new legislation. 

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We are giving away an afternoon tea for 2!

All you have to do to qualify is like & share any of our posts on facebook. the winner will be announced on facebook on Friday the 28th February. 

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February Brainteaser…

…This will get your grey matter going.

This is an actual question we test our maths grads on, there’s a bottle of bubbly waiting for the exact answer. 

What will be the exact time after 3pm when the Long and short hands are exactly on top of each other?

Send your answer via email info@proximesearch.com to be entered in the monthly draw to win a bottle of Champagne!

Good Luck!