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Jobs in June 2011

Posted on 04/07/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Jobs in June 2011


Temporary Jobs

A slight improvement in the manufacturing/engineering sector and the temporary roles we have filled have been for those with certain skills, i.e. TIG & MIG welding, PCB assemblers & solderers, CNC programmer, assembly/production operatives.

We are hoping that some of these roles will become permanent over the next few months.


Skilled quality people are difficult to find in any sector and companies really do need to offer an attractive offer to encourage candidates to move.


Permanent Jobs

Continued success with a number of permanent positions and we currently are at interview stage with a few more.


Here is a selection of our current vacancies:

  • Telesales executive – 3 month initial contract. £8ph working 24 hours per week. B2B
  • Sec/PA – permanent
  • CNC turner with programming experience
  • Test & Repair Technician – permanent
  • Production Manager – permanent
  • Experienced PCB assembler
  • Mechanical Inspector – permanent




Jan Dixon FIRP

Director, Commercial Recruitment


Beacon HR & Recruitment newsletter June 2011

Posted on 24/06/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

June 2011


Recruitment & Selection

Beacon Recruitment Services have had another steady couple of months. There appears to be movement from companies recruiting permanent full time as well as permanent part time people for commercial vacancies with the manufacturing/engineering sector still quite strong with both short and longer terms temporary assignments for skilled workers.


Interview Coaching – do you know anyone who might need help?

If you know of anyone who has had a few negatives as regards job offers or they are just not getting past the selection process, perhaps they would consider spending some time with me. I will help them with improving their interview techniques and give advice so that their CV actually does them justice. Contact Jan Dixon by email


1.       Agency Workers Regulations

If you use Agency Staff to meet short–term work demands, then the coming change in legislation could have significant implications for you. Jim and I will be organising presentations with question and answer sessions over the coming months if you would be interested in attending please contact Jan Dixon by email


The changes may require important change to employment policies and documentation. Please email for more information.


2.       Bribery Act Regulations introduced on 1st July 2011

This is a complicated and far reaching change. From that date, there will be prohibitions on hospitality and further requirements on how to implement adequate procedures within organisations, with fines and possible imprisonment as penalties for not adhering to the new rules.

The regulations introduce a corporate offence of failure to prevent bribery by persons working on behalf of a business. The penalty is an unlimited fine. For individuals, it will be a criminal offence to give, promise or offer a bribe and to request, agree to receive or accept a bribe with a maximum penalty for bribery of 10 years’ imprisonment.

·         Can an organisation provide hospitality, promotional or other business expenditure under the Act?

Yes. The Government does not intend that genuine hospitality or similar business expenditure that is reasonable and proportionate is covered by the Act, so genuine bona fide hospitality, promotional or other business expenditure is permitted. In addition, an organisation must have adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery. A bribery prevention policy will go a long way to providing a full defence for this offence and avoid prosecution.


3.       Increase in the National minimum wage from 1st October 2011

The adult rate of the NMW will rise from £5.93 to £6.08 per hour. The rate for employees aged between 18 and 20 increases to £4.98 (currently £4.92) and for workers aged 16 to 17 from £3.64 to £3.68 per hour. The apprentice rate increases from £2.50 to £2.60 per hour.


Beacon is a dedicated recruitment and human resources consulting company which designs and delivers bespoke Recruitment and HR solutions. We work with organisations to recruit, manage and retain high performing staff. This includes ensuring recruitment process are successful and cost effective, that staff perform to the best of their ability and potential and that staff issues are dealt with smoothly and with minimum risk to the organisation. This newsletter only goes out to client or existing contacts of Beacon. Should you wish not to receive further newsletters, please send an email to and in the subject line type unsubscribe.

June Jobs Outlook

Posted on 24/06/11, filed under Industry News | No Comments


The Recruitment & Employment Confederation June Jobs Outlook

Employers are predicting that they will be adding to their workforces in both the short and longer terms, the REC’s June Jobs Outlook shows. This is encouraging news ahead of this week’s employment figures and at a time when the short-term outlook for the jobs market remains volatile.

Despite current economic uncertainties, confidence among employers has steadied with 64 per cent expecting to increase their permanent workforce in the next three months with 65 per cent looking to do over the next 12 months. Only six per cent say they are expecting to make staff cutbacks over the coming year.

Seventy eight per cent of employers are planning to either increase or maintain the number of agency staff in the short term, with 77 per cent planning to do the same in the next 12 months.

Commenting on the latest figures, Roger Tweedy, the REC’s Director of Research, said:

“Employer confidence is at a 12 month high. The picture is one of cautious optimism as businesses assess how the UK economy will perform in the coming months.

This comes at the same time as consumer confidence has taken a significant upward turn after almost a year of steady decline. We expect this to result in increased fluidity within the jobs market.

Though the May Report on Jobs showed a deceleration in the rate of growth, it is important to note that there was still an increase in actual placements in most sectors. The Jobs Outlook data confirms a more upbeat prognosis for the mid and longer term although the ability of the private sector to absorb public sector cuts remains in the balance.”