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  • Perm-to-Temp! A Blip, or a trend?

    Posted on Friday, September 6, 2019 by Peter GillespieNo comments

    The latest UK Report on Jobs from RBS for August 2019 shows a second month of decline in permanent placements in Scotland with the 'Permanent Placement Index' slipping further below the median level of 50, to only 48.8.   While vacancy levels continued to grow, although more slowly than previous months, the apparent trend shows employers turning to short-term staff to fulfill current ...

  • Scottish recruitment continues to outpace the UK.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Peter GillespieNo comments

    The latest RBS 'Report on Jobs' from December 2018 shows the Scottish recruitment market is outpacing the UK as a whole with almost record year-on-year growth rates for permanent placements and strong growth for temporary placements and vacancy levels. The growth index hit 64.5 v 59 in November (50 in the base index), maintaining a strong growth performance evident over the last year and ahead ...

  • Inga on the Up!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Jen WrightNo comments

    As Gillespie People Solutions continues to grow and establish our position as Scotland's leading Rec-to-Rec consultancy, we're also growing our own talent!   After 3 very successful years with us as our invaluable lynchpin, admin support, all-round 'go-to' colleague and resourcer', we're delighted to confirm that Inga Woods has now been promoted to Recruitment Consultant within the GPS ...

  • Graduate Jobs - 5 Great Reasons to Work in Recruitment, Part 3.

    Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 by IngaNo comments

    Are you a recent graduate thinking about your next job, with a year or two's work experience in a sales or customer service role?  Well, what can a career in Recruitment offer you? As Scotland's leading recruitment-to-recruitment specialist, we're giving you 5 good reasons. Here’s number 3 in the list (look out for our other posts with 4 other good reasons...)   Flexibility & ...

  • Graduate Job Opportunities - 5 Reasons to Work in Recruitment, Part 4.

    Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 by Jen WrightNo comments

    If you're a graduate with a year or two's work experience, then why work in Recruitment? As Scotland and North West England’s leading recruitment-to-recruitment specialist, we're giving you 5 good reasons. We’re at number 4 already! (Look out for the other 4 posts and reasons).....   Great career progression, fast!    Recruitment isn’t a nine-to-five job for shrinking violets, but your hard ...

  • Graduate Jobs - 5 Great Reasons to Work in Recruitment, Part 5/5

    Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 by Jen WrightNo comments

    If you're a recent graduate thinking about your next job, with a year or two's work experience within your sector, or in a sales or customer facing role, then why work in Recruitment?       As Scotland and North West England’s leading recruitment-to-recruitment specialist, we're giving you 5 good reasons. Here’s the 5th and, the best! (Look out for the other 4 posts and reasons).....   It’s ...

  • Graduates!- 5 Great Reasons to work in Recruitment, Part 1.

    Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Jen WrightNo comments

    If you're a graduate with a year or two's work experience, then why work in Recruitment? As Scotland's leading recruitment-to-recruitment specialist, we've given you 5 good reasons. Starting with 'part 1'.....    Money!    Good recruiters can earn an excellent income and enjoy great employer benefits. The very good ones earn exceptional salaries and enjoy fantastic benefits. The very best ...

  • Jobs for Graduates? - 5 Great Reasons to Work in Recruitment, Part 2

    Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Jen WrightNo comments

    If you're a recent graduate looking for your next job role, with a year or two's work experience in a sales or customer service role, then what could a career in Recruitment offer you?  As Scotland's leading recruitment-to-recruitment specialist, we've given you 5 good reasons. Here’s the 2nd in the series (look out for our other posts with reasons 1 and 3-5!)...   Job satisfaction!    In ...

  • The Latest IHS Markit Report Shows Recruitment Still on the Up - but, Candidates are King!

    Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018 by Jen WrightNo comments

    The latest IHS Markit Report on Jobs for Scotland is just out and, it's good news and reflects a strong recruitment market.     Scottish recruitment agencies signalled a sharp pace of growth in permanent staff placements in January. Meanwhile, billings received from the employment of temporary staff increased, following a modest decline in December.    However, a few dull spots were ...

  • Demand for Staff in Scotland Continues to Grow... Explains Why GPS Are Still So Busy!

    Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 by Jen WrightNo comments

    The latest 'IHS Markit' report on jobs data for Scotland was published recently and it makes interesting reading for the recruitment sector in Scotland with Permanent placements in December 2017 continuing to show growth whereas billings received from the employment of Temporary staff declined for the first time since in 13 months. December’s jobs data for Scotland showed the Perm staff ...