Workwell, a leading provider of tech-enabled, compliant employer of record and workforce management solutions, is joining forces with PGC Group, the market leader and go to provider of employer of record services in North America.  The transaction will see the two businesses become one global company.

Five Year Switch

Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of Brits feel the skills needed for their role will change in the next five years, with 15 per cent expecting significant changes, according to data from global hiring and matching platform, Indeed. 

Sick Note

New analysis of over 1,700 businesses has revealed that those in the recruitment sector have seen one of the biggest rises in sick leave over the past year.

New Hires For APSCo

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has welcomed two new hires to support member services and events.

AI Impact on Headcount

Has found 50 per cent of cyber security professionals believe that AI will impact headcount within a year. In addition, 38 per cent of professionals were ‘extremely concerned’ about AI-powered attacks. In a separate poll conducted across 6 weeks in late 2023, 39 per cent of employees in Hong Kong SAR expressed concerns that their company was not embracing AI sufficiently to stay relevant. These findings have featured the recently released Hays Global Cyber Security Report 2024.

Marketing and media sector’s recruitment and training partner, The Industry Club, that transitioned to an employee-owned company. 100 per cent of the shareholding has been transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust, equitably benefitting all the staff now, and into the future. Melissa Smith, managing director and company founder, will remain in the business as part of the team until 2030.  

Pay Paradox

A new study by BHN (Blackhawk Network) Extras, has found employees grappling with persistent increased costs-of-living challenges, evidenced by the strategic utilisation of benefits. The study found a quarter of individuals (25 per cent) confess to having to spread payments to cover childcare essentials like diapers and formula. What’s more, 15 per cent express that if they had additional disposable income, they would put this towards these necessities.  

Seen but not heard

A new white paper, launched jointly by Womens Utilities Network (WUN) and The Marketing Pod, has found that unconscious bias could be the root cause of women leaving jobs in the traditionally male dominatedutilities industries, with 84 per cent saying women are given more administrative and organisational tasks. 

Recruiter Verification

Recruiter Verification will help recruiters verify their professional identity as a legitimate representative of their company and make this information visible to job seekers. 

Simplicity, a market-leading provider of recruitment funding and back-office solutions, proudly commemorates its 20th anniversary in business. Established in 2004 by visionary founder David Thornhill, Simplicity has revolutionised the recruitment landscape with innovative financial services tailored to the industry’s unique needs.

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