Intro Personnel Office Update

Intro Personnel Office Update

Things are progressing well with regards to Intro Personnel’s new office.  The majority of plastering and painting work has been completed as has the installation of a new staircase.  The next stage will be to lay new flooring as we hope to move into the office by the end of the summer/start of autumn.  The project has been a long one since planning permission was granted but the majority of work will soon be finished and we are very excited to be moving to a bigger office that is closer to Newcastle town centre.

We will be organising a number of events to celebrate our move so watch this space!

Latest Employment News

Latest Employment News

June saw the release of the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the UK Labour Market.  It showed that the UK unemployment rate was at 3.8% for the period February to April 2019 – the lowest since October to December 1974.  The employment rate also remained at 76.1%, the joint-highest figure since comparable estimates began in 1971.

The estimated number of vacancies in the UK jobs market for the same period was 837,000.  This was 11,000 more than a year earlier but 12,000 lower than for December 2018 to February 2019.

In addition to this, the latest REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation) Report on Jobs for May 19 showed that demand for staff continues to grow but at a lesser pace.  There was a slight decline in permanent staff placements and the number of people starting in temporary jobs is at a 6 year low.  The lack of available skilled candidates is still a major factor and uncertainty over Brexit and generally tight labour market conditions are cited as possible reasons for this.  Competition for talent continued to place upward pressure on pay.  Starting salaries awarded to permanent starters continued to grow sharply but the rate of inflation was the least marked for just over two years. Wages for temporary workers also increased at the quickest pace for six months, with the rise in the Living Wage being a possible factor for this.  The Midlands saw the quickest rate of decline in permanent staff appointments with a drop also in the number of people starting in temporary roles.

Further reading can be found at –

https://www.rec.uk.com/news-and-policy/press-releases/hiring-activity-remains-muted-in-may-as-uncertainty-lingers-around-the-outlook

https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/uklabourmarket/june2019

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

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

May also sees the work anniversary of Nichola Hubball joining Intro Personnel.  Nichola joined in May 2014 as an Apprentice Administrator and has been an integral part of the Intro Personnel team since then.  She progressed into a Branch Administrator role and in 2017, was promoted to her current position of Recruitment Assistant.  Intro Personnel would like to take the opportunity to thank Nichola for all her hard work and dedication in the last 5 years and the huge part she has played in our success!

Intro new office update!

Intro new office update!

Work is continuing to progress well on the new Intro Personnel office.  The main building work has now been completed, culminating in the installation of a new shop front.  We are now in the process of carrying out significant internal work as the new office starts to take shape.  These are exciting times and we will continue to keep you posted on new developments as they progress.