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February Recruitment Survey shows that getting the best people remains a challenge.

The results of the February Recruitment Industry Survey by KPMG to which Badger Associates contributes suggests permanent placements are rising at their fastest pace in four months. Temp billings have increased at their sharpest rate since last September although we are not in that marketplace. Salary growth remains marked.  Recovery in the job market is gaining real traction, and this should help shore up consumer confidence in the run Read More

What do interviewers dislike most about candidates?

Whatever your area of expertise, when it comes to job applications and interviews, it seems some ‘pet hates’ are universal. Whether it’s a stock CV phrase (a personal "unfavourite" of mine!) or an interview bugbear, most hiring managers know exactly what they like and what they don’t like. A recent survey of over 300 recruiters attempted to identify their biggest recruitment turn-offs and exactly what Read More
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January Report on the Job Market

The key findings from the January KPMG report into the labour market (which we are proud to contribute to) shows that permanent and temporary appointments continue to rise, but the rate of growth is slowing. Vacancies are increasing at a stronger pace and the rate of decline in candidate availability has moderated.  They say good news comes in threes and it certainly seems to be the case for the UK economy. The past month has seen a Read More