A new home for Intro!

A new home for Intro!

We are also pleased to announce that Intro Personnel has completed on the purchase of a new office building close to Newcastle town centre.  We are planning some exciting renovation work on the property and therefore will be moving into the building at some point in the new year.  This will give us the opportunity to continue to grow our business and expand our team of recruiters as our client base continues to grow. Further updates on this exciting new venture will be announced in due course.

Happy Birthday to Intro!!!

Happy Birthday to Intro!!!

Intro Personnel is 8 years old today and we would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all our clients and candidates that have supported us during this time.   We have grown from humble beginnings and this coming year will see us embark on some very exciting expansion plans as our company continues to grow year on year.  The support we have had from so many people has been amazing and is much appreciated – it is never taken for granted and we look forward to continue working with you all! 

Latest Employment News – EU Employment Migration

Latest Employment News – EU Employment Migration

July has seen interesting information released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) about net EU migration and the effect on the UK job market. In the midst of continuing political and economic uncertainty about Brexit, there has been a fall in the number of EU citizens coming to the UK to look for work.  The Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC) stated that annual EU Immigration for work-related reasons (i.e. for a ‘definite job’ or ‘looking for work’) fell 19,000 from 160,000 in the year ending December 2016 to 141,000 in year ending December 2017.  This was driven by a decrease of 18,000 in EU citizens coming to the UK looking for work.  It is, however, important to point out that the number of people coming to the UK for a definite job (i.e. a confirmed employment opportunity)has remained relatively stable.

There continues to be a major shortage in the number of skilled people looking for work and, as employment is still the most common reason that people come to the UK, it will be interesting to see if this trend continues as we head towards March 2019’s exit date.

Further reading can be found at https://www.ons.gov.uk/ and https://www.rec.uk.com/

Intro Personnel is proud to be a member of the Recruitment Employment Confederation.

Starting Salaries Rise at The Fastest Rate Since 2015

Starting Salaries Rise at The Fastest Rate Since 2015

The latest REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation) monthly survey has shown that salaries for workers moving into new permanent roles in May increased at their fastest rate since 2015. This is a continuing trend from previous reports that have consistently shown an increase in the demand for skilled staff. Allied to this, there is a continued fall in the number of suitable candidates available, particularly in sectors such as engineering, manufacturing and IT.  Indeed, increases in engineering salaries were increasing above inflation wage rises.  Pay for people starting new temporary jobs also continued to rise. 

However, it is important to remember that final salary levels in the UK are also affected by the staff who are awarded pay rises to stay in their current jobs and this has always been an area that experiences slower rises than a new employee would expect when moving jobs. 

In wider economic news, this month has also seen that the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have concluded that manufacturing and construction output fell between February and April, with manufacturing experiencing at its fastest falling rate since 2012.  The National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has also stated that growth between March and May 18 was just 0.2% which suggests that economic growth is still slow and has not yet “bounced back” as the Bank of England suggested that it would.

At Intro Personnel, we fully appreciate that all companies have budgets to work towards and that it is often not as simple as raising wages to attract a better calibre of employee.  Therefore, we would encourage clients to look at other ways of attracting people which could include offering flexible working hours and more opportunities to progress internally once a new employee proves themselves.  We would be happy to speak to any business that would like advice on this subject. 

Further reading can be found at https://www.rec.uk.com/, https://www.ons.gov.uk/ and https://www.niesr.ac.uk/

Intro Personnel are proud to be members of the REC. 

Another Intro Anniversary!

Another Intro Anniversary!

The 27th May will see the 4 year anniversary of Nichola Hubball joining Intro Personnel. Nichola joined Intro from college as an Apprentice Administrator and since then has been promoted twice into her current role of Recruitment Assistant. Her role at Intro Personnel is to identify suitable candidates for our wide range of temporary and permanent roles and to conduct telephone and face to face interviews to assess suitability for relevant positions. Nichola has made a highly valued contribution to Intro Personnel’s year on year success and we would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her continued hard work.

Congratulations Nichola!