Lucy Bristow Blog

Jobs Outlook

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Posted on: January 12th, 2011

It was good to read today’s Report on Jobs published by the REC and KPMG. It shows that permanent and temporary staff placements continued to rise in December. Permanent salaries increased at a faster rate as employers competed for skilled candid...

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Happy New Year!

Posted on: January 7th, 2011

We wish you a very Happy New Year and hope you had a wonderful Christmas break. We have had a very successful 2010 and would like to thank you all for your support throughout the year. We have recently had a few changes to the Lucy Bristow team. S...

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Welcome to the new Lucy Bristow website!

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Posted on: December 2nd, 2010

I have been delighted with the feedback we have had from clients and candidates on our fresh and funky new website and re-branding, so thank you for all your positive comments! I must give acknowledgement to Montage Communications for their great wo...

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Jobs Figures for Bristol

Posted on: November 19th, 2010

I was really pleased to see the latest unemployment figures in the UK fall by 9,000 in the 3 months to September, leaving unemployment unchanged at 2.45 million. Even better news is that Bristol’s average unemployment rate is one of the lowest i...

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9,000 public sector employees paid more than the Prime Minister!

Posted on: September 20th, 2010

Very interesting reading in today’s Independent, revealing that more than 9,000 employees working in the public sector are paid more than the Prime Minister! An investigation by BBC1's Panorama and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism suggeste...

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Good sign for the South West economy

Posted on: September 15th, 2010

I was pleased to read today that unemployment now stands at 2.4 per cent in the South West, down 0.5 per cent on the same time last year. This is a good sign for the South West economy and hopefully shows signs of a gradual improvement in the job sce...

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Be prepared for the new Agency Workers Regulations

Posted on: September 13th, 2010

The new Agency Workers Regulations, published in January this year under the EU Agency Workers Directive (AWD), will come into force in the UK on 1st October 2011. The current draft regulations are subject to some amendments by the new coalition gove...

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