Entries by Highpoint Recruitment

Demand For Staff Remains Buoyant Despite Concern Over Prospects For The UK Economy

Mid-sized enterprises (50-249 employees) continued to demonstrate the highest level of short-term demand this quarter, with more hirers of permanent staff planning to add headcount than reduce numbers. Just under half  (48%) of the employers surveyed expressed concern regarding the sufficient availability of candidates seeking permanent position increase of 6% from earlier in the year. […]

COULDN’T BE A MORE FITTING TIME:

Farnham Memorial Hall has reopened, and outside there is a beautiful commemorative display of 5 soldier silhouettes.  The 5 silhouettes represent the 5 men who lost their lives serving their Country in the 1st World War.  The Farnham Memorial Hall was built by the owner of Farnham United Breweries Ltd where the the men were […]

2019 Increase in National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Rates

Latest Budget Announcement 2019: The Chancellor announced an increase in the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage in this week’s budget which will come into effect in April 2019.  In the South East there are few white collar workers being employed on contracts paying the statutory minimum.  However for people in the retail, healthcare […]

NEW GUIDANCE ON REFERENCES

ACAS has recently launched new guidance for employers on references. This is an area that can prove difficult for employers to manage. Recruiters are often asked for references about their internal staff and temporary workers – and also have the task of seeking references about candidates that they are seeking to supply or introduce to […]

A Helping Hand For Phyllis Tuckwell

We Are A Collection Point: Do you have any old style £1 coins – we have a collection box at our offices (9A West Street – Next to Elphicks) if you would like to drop them in. It costs £25,000 a day to run the Hospice Care Service which provides fantastic support for patients and […]

Staff appointments continue to rise sharply in August

The REC published the September edition of the Jobs Report on the 8th September.   There are some interesting headlines in the report.   Notably, the data continues to show issues surrounding skills shortages and the demand for new employees outstripping candidate availability.   The number of people placed into permanent job roles continued to […]

Interview Prep – Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail

There is nothing more disappointing than a candidate who oozes enthusiasm about a role but then doesn’t even know the most basic facts and figures about the company. You are certain to be asked specific questions about your potential employer, so make sure you’ve done your homework! Here are a few places you can find […]