Kevin Green, CEO of the REC, Webinar link and highlighted trends

For those who were unable to catch it, you can now see CEO of the REC, Kevin Green’s webinar on YouTube here.

Kevin outlined the current trends, which are looking increasingly positive for the recruitment industry, as well as the economy as a whole:

According to the REC’s June 2013 Report of Jobs, although the economy is still 3% below 2008 peak, the good news far outweighs any woes:
Over 400,000 new jobs created
Employment at near record levels 29.7 million
Unemployment down 5k last month remains 7.8%
Shortages in many professional and managerial
roles – IT, Engineers, Oil and Gas plus Chefs and
Longer term trends:
Two speed labour market
Ageing population
Flexible work growing
Attitudes to work
Social media adding value
Overseas opportunities
It’s great to see Kevin highlighted the value of social media within business and as an important marketing business tool.
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