"In 2020 recruiters can still expect the high-quality advice, guidance, training and advocacy they want from the REC – but this partnership enables us to do more for Britain’s world-leading recruitment and staffing industry.”
“The upcoming IR35 reforms are having a negative impact on the availability and placement of temporary workers."
"Given the candidate shortages many firms are experiencing, we will also need progress on effective skills and immigration policies."
"It is disappointing that the review won’t be looking into the legislation itself, as we had hoped, and will limit engagement from outside of London."
"The Brexit transition period must now be put into action and a realistic plan put in place for long-term trading arrangements, including for services – a critical part of our economy."
"As big business set out their strategies for the coming year, they will need to start making key decisions on hiring and investment."
"With so many firms at or close to full capacity, it’s no surprise that employers want to invest in their workforces."
"Until there is some certainty around Brexit and now the election, employers continue to stall on creating vacancies and making permanent hires."
"More employers also seem to be trying to transfer their best temps into permanent roles as candidate shortages continue to bite across many sectors."
“Brexit uncertainty, the lack of clarity on what no deal means for EU citizens working here, coupled with a weak pound is making the UK less attractive to EU workers."