Half of Generation X and Baby Boomers see health insurance and death in service as major concern compared to a fifth of Generation Z and Millennials Additional holidays and sabbaticals and flexible working hours are considered the biggest priority when it comes to employee benefits, with 26% of UK employees preferring this over a pay-rise, a stu

Source: Quarter of employees value extra holiday over pay-rise | COVER

Professional recruitment firms reported that the number of candidates securing permanent roles in March 2018 increased by 9% year-on-year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). APSCo’s research, which focuses on professional recruitment, reveals notable variations between the trade association’s core sector groups in terms of hiring activity. While permanent placements within IT and engineering increased by 7% and 3% respectively over the 12 month per

Source: Permanent placements within financial services up 22% in March 2018 – Recru

Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is drawing up plans to hire an extra 5,000 engineers and technical staff in the next year, the Sunday Telegraph reported, in a boost to the government as it embarks on the Brexit negotiations.The newspaper said the recruitment drive, which could be announced next week, would focus on electronic and software engineers as the industry adapts to develop autonomous vehicles.Ralf Speth, the chief executive of JLR, has previously said he wants to build electric models in the country.The government has sought to promote Britain as a hub for innovation in electric cars after the country voted to leave the European Union.The Telegraph said the Indian-owned JLR (TAMO.NS) may need to recruit workers from outside Britain due to a lack of engineers in the country.

Source: Jaguar Land Rover to create 5,000 new jobs in UK: Telegraph report | Reuters