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Scottish Engineering Awards 2019 | A Winning Combination

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23-05-2019
Scottish Engineering Awards 2019 Angus Moodie


A winning combination!

Last Thursday was the Scottish Engineering Awards Dinner 2019, a night of celebrating all that is good in Engineering and Manufacturing in Scotland. Amongst the winners on the night was engineer, Angus Moodie of Aggreko UK in Dumbarton. Angus was awarded the Hammermen Award, a prestigious award presented to a young graduate engineer who has led a project that benefited their company and the industry in general.

Angus is actually the second Aggreko employee in recent years to win the award with Meryl Devlin winning in 2017 but that’s not all Angus and Meryl have in common. Both engineers were actually placed in Aggreko by Escape Recruitment’s Senior Engineering Consultant, Andrew Dow!

Andrew was delighted to see another of his candidates go on to achieve such great recognition for their work saying:

“It was great to catch up with Angus on Thursday evening and to hear about some of the projects he has been involved in during his time with Aggreko. This is a fantastic achievement and I am absolutely delighted for him”.

As active members of Scottish Engineering and regular supporters and sponsors of the annual awards we were thrilled to see many of our customers receive awards and recognition on the night. Scottish Engineering do a fantastic job in highlighting the breadth, ingenuity and excellence in our nation’s Manufacturing and Engineering sectors and we are, as always, proud to be a part of this industry.

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Scottish Engineering Awards 2019 | A Winning Combination
Congratulations to Angus Moodie of Aggreko for winning the Hammermen Awards at the 2019 Scottish Engineering Awards. Andrew Dow, Recruitment Consultant at Escape Recruitment placed both Angus and an earlier winner of the award at Aggreko, he's clearly a recruiter who can spot talent!
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Promotion for Lauren Daly

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26-10-2018

Lauren Daly, Senior ConsultantLauren Daly, specialist Supply Chain recruiter within Escape’s Engineering and Manufacturing division, has been promoted to Senior Consultant.

Recruiting with Escape since 2016, Lauren has consistently delivered a high-quality, recruitment service to a wide range of leading organisations across Scotland and has been recognised within our business for her commitment to our values and achieving sustained business growth. This year Lauren has not only recorded her best year in recruitment but was also presented with a Director’s Award and achieved our internal Business Development Award.

 

Dan Stewart, Director and Head of Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, shared his delight regarding Lauren’s promotion at our recent company meeting, saying:

“Lauren has shown real determination to achieve and develop since she joined Escape as a Trainee Recruiter. She has not only built an excellent track record and reputation but has quickly become a key member of our recruitment team, supporting the development of trainees within our business and continuing her own professional development. With colleagues like Lauren in our business we are well on course to achieve our strategic growth objectives.”

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Promotion for Lauren Daly
Lauren Daly, specialist Supply Chain recruiter within Escape’s Engineering and Manufacturing division, has been promoted to Senior Consultant.
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Dan Stewart joins board at Escape Recruitment

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26-10-2018

Dan Stewart, Director at Escape Recruitment

We are delighted to announce the promotion of our colleague Dan Stewart  to the Board of Directors at Escape Recruitment.

Dan Stewart, has been appointed to Escape Recruitment’s board of Directors. Dan, who has been with Escape since 2005, heads up our Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain division and our Trades division.

Whilst continuing to manage and lead his teams across the Central Belt, Dan now joins Managing Director, Adrian Brady and his fellow board members as Escape start their 19th year in business.

Adrian was delighted to make the announcement at Escape’s recent annual conference sharing that:


 “Dan has always been a role model within our business, he leads by example setting high standards in both delivery and quality of service and is an excellent coach and mentor to his team members.
In welcoming Dan to our board we look forward to his energy, drive and creativity making a positive contribution to sustainable growth and development of Escape”.

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Dan Stewart joins board at Escape Recruitment
We are delighted to announce the promotion of our colleague Dan Stewart to the Board of Directors at Escape Recruitment. Dan joins Escape's Managing Director, Adrian Brady along with Business Development Director, Paul Leishman and Commercial Director Mark Mackill. As head of Escape's Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain division and our Trade's division, Dan will continue to manage recruiters across the central belt as well as supporting the growth and development of the overall business.
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Recognising Excellence at Escape

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12-10-2018
Lauren Daly and Anne Marie KeislerCongratulations!

Our annual company conference is always a great opportunity to take time and acknowledge those in our business who have truly lived our values, who have succeeded in their goals and who deserve special recognition and thanks. This year we are delighted to announce two winners of our Director’s Awards:

Anne Marie Keisler
Anne Marie leads from the front through the quality of her work, her willingness to take on additional responsibility and her high levels of customer service. She is always willing to learn new things and is not afraid to take on new projects. She is liked and respected by all of her colleagues not just for the great work she does but because she is someone who clearly lives the company values.

Lauren Daly
Since joining Escape, Lauren has led by example and been an inspiration to everyone around her.  She’s a committed and talented recruiter who always puts the needs of her clients, candidates and colleagues ahead of her own.  These traits are not seen often enough in business and she’s the perfect example of how they bring success.  Her award is well deserved and we are proud to have her as a member of our team.

We hope you join us in congratulating these two worthy winners and wish them well as we head into our new year at Escape.

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Recognising Excellence at Escape
Our annual company conference is always a great opportunity to take time and acknowledge those in our business who have truly lived our values, who have succeeded in their goals and who deserve special recognition and thanks. This year we are delighted to announce two winners of our Escape Recruitment Director’s Awards: Lauren Daly and Anne Marie Keisler.
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Hat trick of good news

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03-04-2017
Andrew Dow, Andrew Wands and Lauren Daly

Escape’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Team are celebrating a hat trick of good news as three team members achieve success.

Our two Andrews, Andrew Dow and Andrew Wands, are both celebrating promotions this month. Andrew Dow takes on the role of Senior Consultant, following two and a half years as part of the Escape team. Based in our East Kilbride office, Andrew has gained a reputation for delivering a high quality service to his clients and candidates; his professional approach and determination to succeed is well respected by his colleagues and our management team.

His colleague and Advanced Technologies specialist, Andrew Wands, joined Escape in 2016 and has successfully completed his Escape traineeship this month. Andrew has worked hard, developing his knowledge and skills within his specialism and delivering effective recruitment solutions for his clients, something recognised by the rest of his team and the wider company.

Lauren Daly, specialist in Supply Chain recruitment also has reason to celebrate; she has successfully completed a number of assessments and passed her final exam, obtaining the Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice (CertRP). Developed by the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP), part of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) to ensure that individual recruiters are “recognised as a professional who upholds world-class recruitment standards”, the qualification covers a number of units including, legal and ethical requirements, principles of assessing people and relationship management.

We are delighted for their success and look forward to all three playing a pivotal part in the ongoing growth and success of Escape for many years to come.

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Celebrating a hat trick of good news
Escape’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Team are celebrating a hat trick of good news as three team members achieve success. Andrew Dow and Andrew are both promoted. Andrew Dow becoming a Senior Consultant and Andrew Wands successfully completing his traineeship. Lauren Daly, specialist recruiter in Supply Chain has also passed her REC exams and now holds her Certificate in Recruitment Practice.
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Escape Office Hours - Festive Season 2016 / 2017

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06-12-2016

Season's GreetingsEscape's offices will be closed on the 26th/27th December 2016 and the 2nd/3rd January 2017.

Our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter channels will also be taking a break over Christmas but will be back in the new year, keeping you up to date with all our latest job opportunities!

How to Contact Us:

Whilst many of our recruiters will also be on holiday during the Christmas and New Year period you can get in touch with us via our switchboards or company email:

  • Livingston: 01506 461445
  • Glasgow / East Kilbride: 0141 410 9111  
  • Kirkcaldy: 01592 214 400
  • Email us at: info@escaperecruitment.com

 

Temping with us?

If you have any queries relating to your timesheets, holidays or pay dates over the festive season please call our Accounts team on 01506 461445 or email them at accounts@escaperecruitment.com

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Escape Office Hours - Festive Season 2016 / 2017
Escape's offices will be closed on the 25th/28th December 2015 and the 1st/4th January 2016. Our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter channels will also be taking a break over Christmas but will be back in the new year, keeping you up to date with all our latest job opportunities! Our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter channels will also be taking a break over Christmas but will be back in the new year, keeping you up to date with all our latest job opportunities!
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National Minimum Wage Changes October 2016

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07-10-2016

Following changes made in April this year, the National Minimum Wage has changed again on the 1st October 2016. 
The table below shows the minimum rates workers are entitled to.

As from April 2017, the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage will both be changed annually, in April.

Type of Payment

From 1 October

2016

From 1 April 

2016

Workers aged 25 and over (minimum rate per hour)

£7.20

£7.20 

Workers aged 21 and over (minimum rate per hour)

£6.95

£6.70

Workers aged 18-20 (minimum rate per hour)

£5.55

£5.30

Workers aged under 16 and 17 (minimum rate per hour)

£4.00

£3.87

Apprentices under 19 (or aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship)

£3.40

£3.30

Accommodation offset amount (per day)

£6.00

£5.35

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The National Minimum Wage changed on 1st October 2016. Find out more about the new minimum rates all workers are entitled to earn.
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Escape Annual Conference Awards 2016

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06-09-2016

Escape award winners 2016
Last Friday, 2nd September 2016, was Escape Recruitment’s annual conference. As well as marking our 16th anniversary and looking forward to the year ahead, we took the opportunity to celebrate the success and achievements of our team throughout 2015-2016.

With nominations from our colleagues for living our values, our annual Directors’ award and honours for success in business development and delivery, we were delighted to award a number of members of staff at this year’s event:

  • Living our Values Award (Q4)
  • Business Development Champions
  • 2015-16 Consultant of the year
  • 2015-16  Directors' Award 

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Escape Annual Conference Awards 2016
At Escape Recruitment we celebrate the success and achievements of our team throughout the year and at our annual conference. Meet the latest award winners at our 2016 annual conference in our Livingston head office.
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REC JobsOutlook July 2016

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28-07-2016

Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have shared their latest jobs outlook, highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers.

Commenting on the report, REC chief executive Kevin Green said:

“Whilst it is too early to draw conclusions about the impact the EU referendum result will have on hiring activity, it is encouraging to see how strong the UK jobs market was in the months leading up to the vote.

“Data from the ONS shows that employment grew by 624,000 in the last year and we have our best ever employment rate of 74.4 per cent. This supports the idea that the jobs market will be able to withstand any disruption to the economic outlook.

“At the same time, there are still lots of employers finding it difficult to hire the staff they need in both highly skilled sectors such as engineering and at the other end of the market in hospitality and healthcare.     

“With British applicants already in short supply, policy makers must ensure that employers can continue to access the people they need from Europe to fill the jobs available. This must be top of the agenda to safeguard the strength of the UK jobs market and sustainable economic growth which benefits us all.”  

 (Survey conducted 21st of June, report published in July)


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REC JobsOutlook July 2016
Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have shared their latest jobs outlook from their employer survey conducted in February (published end July 2016), highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers including workforce capacity, short term and long term recruitment and hiring outlook, skills shortages and economic confidence. This month looking at employer confidence in the three month run-up to the EU referendum in June 2016
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Scottish Engineering Awards 2016

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13-05-2016

Scottish Engineering Awards Programme 2016

This year's Scottish Engineering Awards Dinner was held on 12th May at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, celebrating the continuing excellence in manufacturing engineering throughout Scotland.

The event, was opened by John Howie, the industry body’s current President, who recognised that whilst this had not been a particularly easy year for most of their members, the evening’s award winners were to be congratulated for “excelling in difficult circumstances”. 

Delegates, from a wide range of disciplines across the Scottish manufacturing engineering industry enjoyed keynote speech from Vice-Admiral Simon Lister, CB, OBE, FREng, and entertainment from Peter C Brown.

Main Award

The winner of the 2016 Scottish Engineering Award was: Mitsubushi Electric Air-Con Systems

President's Award for Outstanding Achievement

The winners of the 2016 President's Award for Outstanding Achievement were:

  • Clyde Bergemann Ltd
  • Progress Rail Services UK
  • BAE Systems Naval Ships
  • Ingenico UK Ltd
  • Bosch Rexroth Ltd
  • Had Fab Ltd

Scottish Engineering/Hammermen Award

Each year, Scottish Engineering, in association with the Incorporation of Hammermen, recognises a young engineer who has led a project that benefited their company and the industry in general. 

The winner for 2016 was Ashley Nicholson, Harbour Master Forth Inner at Forth Ports Limited

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The 2016 Scottish Engineering Awards Dinner was held on 12th May at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow. Speakers included Scottish Engineering President, John Howie, Chief Executive, Bryan Buchan, Vice-Admiral Simon Lister and Peter C Brown. Winners at the 2016 Scottish Engineering Awards included: Mitsubushi Electric Air-Conditioning Systems and Clyde Bergemann Ltd, Progress Rail Services UK, BAE Systems Naval Ships, Ingenico UK Ltd, Bosch Rexroth Ltd and Had Fab Ltd
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‘The National Living Wage’ and ‘The Living Wage’

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31-03-2016

From the 1st of April 2016 a new rate of pay will apply to workers aged 25 and over. This rate is called the “National Living Wage”.

So, what’s the difference between this and the “Living Wage” and what do you need to know?

  • Minimum Wage – The National Minimum Wage (including the "national living wage") is the legal minimum an employer can pay an employee. It is set by the UK Government.
  • The National Living Wage – This new rate is described as "essentially a new Minimum Wage for the over 25s" which starts on 1st April 2016
  • The Living Wage - A voluntary rate that employers can choose to commit to paying.

ScottishLivingWage.org shares their “fast facts” shown below on the difference between the Minimum Wage (including the National Living Wage”) and the Living Wage:

The Minimum Wage

(Including The National Living Wage)

The Living Wage (Voluntary)

  • The minimum pay per hour that workers are entitled to by law.
  • A range of different rates apply depending on the age of the worker.
  • Set by the UK Government.Based on an estimation of how much employers should pay.
  • A statutory obligation which employers must meet or face legal challenge.
  • A voluntary rate that employers can choose to commit to paying.
  • The rate is the same for all workers over the age of 18.
  • Set by the Living Wage Foundation.
  • Based on the cost of living and the “Minimum Income Standards” required for a basic, but adequate standard of living.
  • A movement and a demonstration of best practice and fair work.

Find out more about the differences and how the pay rates compare at: scottishlivingwage.org
For more information and FAQs relating to the new National Living Wage visit:
 

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Toughest Interview Questions for 2016

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31-03-2016

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Glassdoor have published their 10 toughest interview questions for 2016 and Topshop have taken the top spot in the UK with their question “Which magic power would you like to have?”.

The most popular answer to this question, as rated by visitors to the site is currently “invisibility”. However we quite like the thinking behind the candidate who chose: “Mindreading (to know what they're thinking for the rest of the interview)”!

As well as posting the UK’s toughest questions, Glassdoor shared the Top 10 from 5 other countries.

There were a few common themes:

Estimating unusual quantities:

  • How many smarties fit into a VW bus? (Germany)
  • How many gas stations are there in the Paris Region? (France)
  • How do you calculate the number of red cars in a city? (Canada)
  • How many basketballs would fit in this room? (US)
  • How many people born in 2013 were named Gary? (UK)

Selling / describe yourself:

  • What will you be famous for? (UK)
  • We meet on an elevator and you have until we reach the 10th floor to convince me that you’re right for the job. Go! (Canada)
  • If you were a fruit, what would you be and why? (UK)
  • If you were a utensil, which one would you be and why? (Canada) 
  • If you were a brand, what would be your motto? (US)

Money:

  • What would you do with 200,000 euros? (France)
  • If I gave you $40,000 to start a business, what would you start? (US)
  • If you had all the money in the world, what would you do as a business owner? (Germany)

And then of course there were some questions which are in a category all of their own:

  • What you rather fight: 1 horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses? (US)
  • How do you get an elephant in a fridge? (UK)
  • Which Game of Thrones character do you like most? (Canada)

Full list of the UK’s Top Toughest Interview Questions - 2016   

  1. Topshop: "Which magic power would you like to have?"
  2. Topdeck Travel: "If you were a fruit, what kind would you be and why?"
  3. BlackBerry: "If you could have dinner with three actors that are no longer living, who would you pick?"
  4. IBM: "How many hours would it take to clean every single window in London?"
  5. Gemalto: "How do you get an elephant in a fridge?"
  6. Standard Bank Group: "If the time is quarter past 3, what is the angle measurement on the clock?"
  7. Network Rail: "If you had three minutes alone in a lift with the CEO, what would you say?"
  8. BT: "How many people born in 2013 were named Gary?"
  9. EY: "What will you be famous for?"
  10. Aviva Investors: "How many nappies are purchased per year in the UK?"

Find out more at Glassdoor.com

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Glassdoor have published their 10 toughest interview questions for 2016 in the UK and Topshop have taken the top spot in the UK with their question “Which magic power would you like to have?”.
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Welcome to Lauren Daly

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28-03-2016

This month we are delighted welcome Lauren Daly to our Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain team.

With a background in recruitment and customer service, Lauren joins Escape’s Livingston office where she will specialise in the recruitment of Supply Chain and Procurement professionals across Scotland. Lauren was inspired to follow a career in recruitment whilst completing her HND in Business and HR; sharing that she particularly enjoys learning about new job functions and the fact that every day is different.

On joining Escape, Lauren commented: “I’m looking forward to working closely with the team at Escape who have already been supportive in welcoming me to the business and sharing their knowledge with me. I hope to continue the success that they have had in delivering high-quality recruitment services to our clients and candidates.”

Dan Stewart, Head of Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Recruitment at Escape added: “We’re delighted to welcome Lauren to the team and have already been impressed by her dedication and enthusiasm. Lauren allows us to focus even more firmly on a key sector – Supply Chain, and grow our already comprehensive offering in that area for both our clients and candidates.”


Lauren’s focus with Escape will be on sourcing specialist candidates including: 
Supply Chain | Procurement | Purchasing | Buyers | Planners | Purchasing | Materials | Logistics | Master Schedulers | Supplier Development Engineers | Expeditors |

Connect with Lauren

01506 461 445 | lauren.daly@escaperecruitment.com | LinkedIn 

Our Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain team specialise in recruiting within:

Design | Quality | Process | Maintenance | Management | Projects | Scientific | Supply Chain, Procurement & Purchasing

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REC JobsOutlook March 2016

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25-03-2016

Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have shared their latest jobs outlook (highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers.

Commenting on the report, “Engineering is a particular area of concern – the government announced new major infrastructure projects in last week’s Budget, but there are question marks over how increased demand for skilled workers will be met when supply is already a problem”, REC chief executive Kevin Green said:

“Engineering is a particular area of concern – the government announced new major infrastructure projects in last week’s Budget, but there are question marks over how increased demand for skilled workers will be met when supply is already a problem”

Summary of key points:

(Survey conducted in February, report published in March)

  • Confidence
    • 79% of employers believe that the economic conditions are improving. Up 2% from the previous month.
  • Short-term outlook (next 3 months)
    • Short-term permanent hiring intentions remain strong with almost nine in ten hirers planning to hold or increase headcount.
    • Anticipated demand for agency workers remains high despite significant changes in the rules of engagement and subsequent entitlements of contract workers pending April 2016.
  • Medium-term outlook (4 to 12 months)
    • Seen as a useful barometer for likely impact of the implementation of the National Living Wage in April, the lack of any increase in the number planning to reduce headcount suggests that the majority of employers affected by raised costs will find other means of accommodating them.
    • There was a notable 5 percentage point shift in the proportions from those planning to maintain numbers to those who plan to increase them, leading to concern that this will intensify competition for available skills.
  • Skills shortages
    • Technical/Engineering, Professional, Managerial and Driving/Distribution continue to be identified as areas employers expect to see a shortage of workers for both permanent and agency workers. 


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Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have shared their latest jobs outlook from their employer survey conducted in February (published end March 2016), highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers including workforce capacity, election pledges, short term and long term recruitment and hiring outlook, skills shortages and economic confidence. This month looking at the impact of the budget and the new national living wage.
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REC JobsOutlook February 2016

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Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have shared their latest jobs outlook (highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers.

Commenting on the report, which highlighted that “it will become increasingly difficult for employers to find staff” and “Almost half of UK employers (47 per cent) have awarded pay rises in the last 12 months to help attract and retain talent”, REC chief executive Kevin Green said:

“Options are running out for organisations that want to take on more staff. Schools and hospitals are already facing enormous problems because of a shortage of teachers and nurses. SMEs and big businesses are both feeling the pressure. The need for people to do the jobs available is driving firms to become more innovative and creative in their recruitment strategies.   

As campaigning begins in earnest around the EU referendum, jobs will be high on the agenda. We urge both sides of the argument to keep in mind that UK businesses must have sufficient access to the global labour market in order to thrive. We need more skilled people to fill job vacancies in the UK, not fewer.”

Summary of key points:

(Survey conducted in January, report published in February)

  • Confidence
    • 77% of employers believe that the economic conditions are improving. Down from 80% in December and 82% in November.
  • Short-term outlook (next 3 months)
    • Permanent hiring intentions are encouraging with nine in ten hirers planning to hold or increase headcount over the quarter.
    • 98% of hirers stating they will hold or increase existing numbers of temporary staff during the same period.
  • Medium-term outlook (4 to 12 months)
    • Seen as a useful barometer for likely impact of the implementation of the National Living Wage, medium term permanent hiring remains buoyant with 96% planning to hold or hire after April.
  • Skills shortages
    • Technical/Engineering, Professional, Managerial and Driving/Distribution were identified as areas employers expect to see a shortage of workers for both permanent and agency workers. 

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REC JobsOutlook January 2016

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Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have shared their latest jobs outlook (published end January 2016), highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers.

Commenting on the report, REC director of policy Tom Hadley said:

“Businesses want to hire so that they can take on more work. But with fewer candidates available, employers need to take a thoughtful approach to bring in the skills they need.”

“Hirers should be looking at how they can reach out to people who might find it more difficult to take on full-time work, such as parents or older workers. At the same time, businesses need to evaluate how they engage with under-represented group such as disabled people. Often this is about structuring work differently to fit a candidate’s needs and lifestyle.”

Summary of key points:

  • Confidence
    • 80% of employers believe that the economic conditions are improving.
  • Short-term outlook (next 3 months)
    • 92% of employers plan to hold or increase permanent headcount and 99% of employers intend to hold or increase their agency worker numbers.
  • Medium-term outlook (4 to 12 months)
    • 96% of employers intend to hold or increase permanent numbers in the medium term.
    • There is a gradual shift from holding to increasing agency worker headcount in the medium term.
  • Skills shortages
    • Technical/Engineering, Construction and Driving/Distribution continue to areas employers expect to see a shortage of workers for permanent positions.

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25 Best Jobs in the UK 2016

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Glassdoor, the career community website, has produced their annual list showing the top 25 best jobs in the UK.

We’re not surprised by the fact that many of the jobs we recruit for have made the 2016 list with Business Development Manager enjoying the top spot (a jump from number 12 in 2015) joined by Finance Manager and Operations Manager to complete the top three spots.

There are a number of roles which have increased in their ranking from 2015 including Operations Manager (up 14 places), HR Manager (up 7 places), Accountant (up 4 places) and Business Development Manager (up 11 places).

There are also new roles in the top 25 including Design Engineer (22), Commercial Manager (7), Project Manager (8) and Marketing Analyst (11).

As for positions in our own industry, the role of Recruitment Consultant has moved up 4 places to number 14 and two new recruitment roles have been included: Recruiting Manager (13) and Talent Acquisition Specialist (21).

Rankings are based on Glassdoor’s own job score rating, which identifies the highest overall scores across three main areas: average annual base salary, career opportunities rating and number of job openings. Scores were given out of 5.

See the full list of top jobs: 

1. Business Development Manager– Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 5143
  • Average Base Salary: £40,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
2. Finance Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 2762
  • Average Base Salary: £55,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
3. Operations Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 1797  
  • Average Base Salary: £45,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
4. HR Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3
  • Number of Job Openings: 1268
  • Average Base Salary: £50,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
5. Marketing Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 2234
  • Average Base Salary: £45,000 
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
6. Business Analyst – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2
  • Number of Job Openings: 4382
  • Average Base Salary: £41,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
7. Commercial Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.1
  • Number of Job Openings: 1317
  • Average Base Salary: £57,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
8. Project Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.1 
  • Number of Job Openings: 7187
  • Average Base Salary: £45,675
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1
9. Product Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.0
  • Number of Job Openings: 2077 
  • Average Base Salary: £54,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
10 Software Engineer– Glassdoor Job Score: 4.0
  • Number of Job Openings: 23,020
  • Average Base Salary: £40,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1
11. Marketing Analyst– Glassdoor Job Score: 3.9
  • Number of Job Openings: 2366
  • Average Base Salary: £30,225
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
12. Account Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.9
  • Number of Job Openings: 5200 
  • Average Base Salary: £35,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
13. Recruiting Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.9
  • Number of Job Openings: 566
  • Average Base Salary: £43,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 4.3
14. Recruitment Consultant – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.9
  • Number of Job Openings: 7471
  • Average Base Salary: £22,000 
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
15. Solutions Architect – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.8
  • Number of Job Openings: 1119
  • Average Base Salary: £63,500
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1
16. Sales Manager– Glassdoor Job Score: 3.8
  • Number of Job Openings: 11,382
  • Average Base Salary: £37,500
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.0
17. Brand Manager– Glassdoor Job Score: 3.7
  • Number of Job Openings: 624
  • Average Base Salary: £45,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
18. Accountant – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6
  • Number of Job Openings: 2784
  • Average Base Salary: £32,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1
19. Business Development Executive – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5
  • Number of Job Openings: 2116
  • Average Base Salary: £25,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
20. Consultant– Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5
  • Number of Job Openings: 403
  • Average Base Salary: £41,700 
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
21. Talent Acquisition Specialist – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5
  • Number of Job Openings: 229
  • Average Base Salary: £40,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 4.2
22. Design Engineer– Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5
  • Number of Job Openings: 4789
  • Average Base Salary: £33,813
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 2.9
23. Service Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5
  • Number of Job Openings: 968
  • Average Base Salary: £43,315
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1
24. Trader – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4
  • Number of Job Openings: 182
  • Average Base Salary: £50,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
25. Personal Assistant – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4
  • Number of Job Openings: 962
  • Average Base Salary: £28,000
  • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

 

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Glassdoor, the career community website, has produced their annual list showing the top 25 best jobs in the UK for 2016. We’re not surprised by the fact that many of the jobs we recruit for have made the 2016 list with Business Development Managers, Finance Managers, Operations Managers, HR Managers, Design Engineers, Project Managers, Personal Assistants and Commercial Managers all making the list. Additionally roles in our own industry which were included in this year's rankings include Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Manager and Talent Acquisition Specialist.
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Making Christmas a little sweeter - A big thank you!

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Selection Boxes 2015

Once again we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our clients who have donated so generously to our Christmas Selection Box appeal. 

Thanks to their continued support, we have been able to donate over 1400 selection boxes, biscuits, and other treats to three very deserving family and child based charities.

Christmas is a magical time for most children. With this in mind we reach out to our clients to seek donations in the form of sweets and treats and we undertake to match their generosity. Allowing us to bring a little festive cheer to children’s organisations close to each of our offices.

In Livingston we donate to Riverkids, who support over 2000 children across West Lothian and aim to help local children maximise their potential. The Cottage Family Centre provide a range of family support services from their base in Kirkcaldy, and East Dunbartonshire Women’s Aid is an independent voluntary organisation, run by women for women and their children.

This is the fourth year for our appeal and on behalf of RiverkidsThe Cottage Family Centre and East Dunbartonshire Women's Aid we would like to thank all those who helped make this happen.

If you would also like to support these charities or to find out more about the services they provide you can click on their logos below to be taken to their websites.


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Once again we are overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers who have donated to our Christmas Selection Box appeal. This year, thanks to their support, Escape Recruitment will be donating over 1400 selection boxes, cakes, biscuits, and other treats to a number of very deserving family and children based charities.
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REC JobsOutlook December 2015

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Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have shared their latest jobs outlook (published end December 2015), highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers.

 

Commenting on the report, REC director of policy Tom Hadley said:

 

“2015 has been a vintage year for the labour market. Employers are confident, hiring has been steady and pay has increased for many people as the benefits of economic growth filter through. The outlook for 2016 is similarly rosy, with many private sector businesses seeking to build upon a successful year by expanding their capacity to take on more work, and also by improving productivity. This should mean even more opportunities for people with the right skills.

 

Although the overall outlook is upbeat, major challenges are just around the corner. The introduction of the National Living Wage, uncertainty around the EU referendum outcome, and skills shortages that are getting worse in many industries all have the potential to knock employers off their stride. Public sector services such as education and healthcare are already finding it extremely difficult to bring in the people they need. The challenge of ensuring that the demand for staff is met by the supply of suitably skilled candidates casts a shadow over the forecast for 2016.”

 

 

Summary of key points:

 

  • Confidence
    • 82% of employers believe that the economic conditions are improving.
    • However 19% believe that conditions are worsening, an increase on the previous two months.
    • On balance 97% feel that the outlook translates into static or improved prospects for hiring and investment decisions.
  • Short-term outlook (next 3 months)
    • 94% of employers plan to hold or increase permanent headcount. With just 6% of employers are planning to decrease numbers of permanent staff.
    • 99% of employers intend to hold or increase their agency worker numbers whilst only 1% plan to reduce their temporary workforce.
    • With 45% of employers intending to increase their temporary staffing levels REC predict challenges in terms of accessing sufficient numbers of workers with appropriate skills/experience.
  • Medium-term outlook (4 to 12 months)
    • 97% of employers intend to hold or increase permanent numbers in the medium term.
    • Significantly the number of employers to reduce headcount has reduced by half in the previous month from 6% to 3%.
    • REC believes this is an indicator of who tight the market of available candidates will be during this period.
    • 45% of hirers are looking to increase agency headcount in the medium term, an increase on the same period in 2014 when just 37% planned to source additional headcount.
  • Skills shortages
    • Technical and engineering skills have been consistently in the top three anticipated skills shortage for hire throughout 2015
    • The final report of the year shows 14% of employers continue to anticipate a shortage for permanent hires and 15% for agency workers.
  • Sector prospects
    • Anticipated demand for both permanent and agency engineering staff is “accelerating fast”.
    • Agency workers in technology and with office skills continue to experience a “long term upward trend in anticipated demand”.

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Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have shared their latest jobs outlook (published end December 2015), highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers including workforce capacity, election pledges, short term and long term recruitment and hiring outlook, skills shortages and economic confidence. This month also looks ahead to 2016 and employers predictions for hiring permanent and agency workers in the short and medium term as well as challenges ahead including the National Living Wage and the EU referendum.
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Escape Office Hours - Festive Season 2015 / 2016

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Season's GreetingsEscape's offices will be closed on the 25th/28th December 2015 and the 1st/4th January 2016.

Our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter channels will also be taking a break over Christmas but will be back in the new year, keeping you up to date with all our latest job opportunities!

How to Contact Us?

Whilst many of our recruiters will also be on holiday during the Christmas and New Year period you can get in touch with us via our switchboards or company email:

 

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If you have any queries relating to your timesheets, holidays or pay dates over the festive season please call our Accounts team on 01506 461445 or email them at accounts@escaperecruitment.com

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Escape's offices will be closed on the 25th/28th December 2015 and the 1st/4th January 2016. Our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter channels will also be taking a break over Christmas but will be back in the new year, keeping you up to date with all our latest job opportunities! How to Contact Us? Whilst many of our recruiters will also be on holiday during the Christmas and New Year period you can get in touch with us via our switchboards or company email: Livingston: 01506 461445 Glasgow: 0141 410 9111 Kirkcaldy: 01592 214 400 Email us at: info@escaperecruitment.com
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Congratulations to Dan Stewart, 10 year anniversary

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Dan Stewart 10th Anniversary

It’s fantastic to be celebrating Dan Stewart’s 10th anniversary with Escape Recruitment. When he joined us as a recruitment consultant, he demonstrated a real flair for the role at an early stage. Over  subsequent years his drive, commitment and positive “can do-will do” attitude have seen him develop to lead and manage one of the largest technical recruitment teams in Scotland  based across our three offices in Glasgow, Livingston and Kirkcaldy.

In marking Dan’s anniversary recently it was significant that through all the smiles and good natured banter there was a real sincerity from his colleagues old and new when recognising the support and contribution he had made to them personally, highlighting the many qualities that he brings to the business on a daily basis and that they have relied upon him at various times in developing their own careers and achieving success.

Dan has supported the growth and success of Escape not just in terms of profit, turnover and increased head-count but in the shaping of a positive culture which has delivered exceptional lengths of service across the organisation.

Out with every day recruitment Dan actively demonstrates a very committed social conscience and to highlight just a few of his projects he is a key driver behind our recycling efforts, as well as encouraging, organising and coordinating blood donations from groups within Escape.

Dan has made a positive difference and contribution to Escape and to the people within it over these past ten years. For that he has our gratitude and very best wishes for the next ten.

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IET skills and demand in industry survey 2015

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Demand for engineers continues to rise but over half (53 per cent) of employers are struggling to recruit suitably skilled staff, says the 2015 Skills & Demand in Industry report. Published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the report reveals that 61 per cent of employers are least satisfied with skills among graduates – and that two thirds (66 per cent) are concerned that the education system will struggle to keep up with the skills required for technological change.

The report also highlights that while over half (53 per cent) of employers say they are recruiting engineering staff this year, 64% claim a shortage of engineers in the UK is a threat to their business.

This is the tenth year that the IET has published its skills report and the role of education comes under the spotlight, together with ongoing diversity issues in engineering and a lack of both available graduates and more experienced engineering staff. The findings are based on telephone interviews with over 400 employers of engineering and technology staff drawn from across the United Kingdom undertaken in June 2015.

Women account for only 9 per cent of the UK engineering workforce – and yet 57% of employers do not have gender diversity initiatives in place.

Other findings include:

  • 69 per cent of employers recruiting graduates report a lack of available graduates
  • 68 per cent are having most difficulty recruiting senior engineers with five to ten years’ experience
  • 75 per cent do not have LGBT/ ethnic diversity initiatives in place
  • 53 per cent feel that Government initiatives for recruiting apprentices are not straightforward
  • 94 per cent recognise they have a responsibility to support employee transition to the workplace

Nigel Fine, IET Chief Executive, said:

“Demand for engineers in the UK remains high, with supply unable to keep pace – and employers continuing to highlight skills shortages as a major concern.

“Stronger and deeper collaboration between employers and academic institutions is needed to agree practical steps to ensure that young people are suitably prepared both academically and practically before they start work. Supporting and encouraging teachers and academics to spend time in industry – and employers to visit schools, colleges and universities – would also be hugely beneficial.”

“Employers also need to recognise the need for workforce diversity and do more to attract recruits from a wider talent pool. This might include looking at other professions, such as medicine and accountancy that have been more successful at attracting a diverse workforce. It also means working with parents and teachers to promote engineering as a creative, rewarding and exciting profession for girls, as well as boys.”

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Forth Rail Bridge named Scotland’s favourite engineering icon

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The Forth Rail Bridge has been named as Scotland’s favourite example of engineering in a survey of 1000 Scots commissioned by the Low Carbon Infrastructure Task Force to mark the launch of the search for the low carbon infrastructure icons of the future.

This iconic 125 year old construction, which employed more than 4,500 men during its construction, and took eight years to complete, was also awarded Unesco World Heritage status earlier this year.

With 49% of the vote, the Rail Bridge was a clear winner, ahead of Glenfinnan Viaduct which, well-known from its appearance in the Harry Potter films, came second with 13%. Other engineering projects featured in the poll included Glasgow’s subway, the Caledonian Canal and the Falkirk Wheel.

Sara Thiam, Chair of Low Carbon Infrastructure Task Force and regional director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, said: “The Forth Bridge continues to be an icon of civil engineering excellence and we’re delighted that it has captured the public’s imagination in this way.  The bridge is a great example of how engineering expertise can be used to create infrastructure which stands the test of time and shapes the way we live well into the future.”

The Task Force has now published its own longlist of low carbon, future-proof engineering projects and is calling on the public to “follow the bold example of Scotland’s past engineering innovators” and get behind their favourite project online.





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Promotions for Gail Halkett and Linda Hunter

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We are delighted to announce promotions for two of our colleagues, Gail Halkett and Linda Hunter.

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Gail, who has been a successful recruiter within our Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain division since 2007, will now take on a new role as Escape’s Client Relationship Leader. Whilst continuing to support and deliver recruitment services for employers across Scotland, Gail will also work closely with our existing and prospective clients to develop and grow key accounts across our business, offering our clients a central point of contact to support their recruitment needs and ensure we live our vision of “putting our customers at the heart of everything we do”. A previous winner at the national Scottish Recruitment Awards, Gail has a strong understanding of the quality and service required to build effective business relationships and work in true partnership with organisations across Scotland.

Dan Stewart, Head of Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Escape said: “Gail’s work ethic, professionalism and commitment has been unwavering since she joined Escape in 2007.  Testament to this is the strong reputation for delivery she has gained both externally with her customers and internally with her colleagues where she is firmly viewed as a standard bearer.  Gail will carry her attitude and determination with her to this new role which is a key position for Escape to enable us to live our values and grow our business.”

 

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Linda, an award winning recruiter within Escape’s Commercial and Administration division, was promoted to Senior Consultant. Recruiting with Escape since 2008, Linda has developed a strong focus in delivering a high-quality, specialist temporary and contract recruitment service to a wide range of leading organisations across Scotland. This year Linda has not only achieved her best year in recruitment but has done so whilst continuing to develop her professional knowledge, having recently gaining her REC accreditation and achieving 100% in our first annual REC compliance assessment.

Anne-Marie Hamill, Owner & Director at Escape, shared her delight regarding Linda’s promotion at our recent company meeting, saying: “Linda has shown real determination and passion to achieve since she joined Escape as a Trainee Recruiter.  Her track record of outstanding performance in the business has been achieved by delivering a high quality service to her customers and candidates whilst supporting the development and efforts of the team.  Her professional attitude and friendly approach are admired across the business and her promotion to Senior Consultant well deserved.  With colleagues like Linda in our business we are well on course to achieve our strategic growth objectives.”

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We are delighted to announce promotions for our colleagues Linda Hunter and Gail Halkett. Linda Hunter has been promoted to Senior Consultant with Escape Recruitment's Commercial and Administration division based in Livingston. Gail Halkett is now Escape's Client Relationship Leader, based in our Kirkcaldy office will also continue to recruit within Escape's Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain division.
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Livingston road closures September/October 2015

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04-09-2015

West Lothian Council is advising drivers of essential work in and around Livingston which are likely to cause delays to our office if travelling eastbound on the M8.

If you are experiencing problems on your journey to our office please contact us on 01506 461445 and we will do our best to provide directions.




Simpson Parkway (M8 Junction 3a - Eastbound)

Work will start at Kirkton Campus Underpass on Simpson Parkway and Kirkton North Road on Monday 14 September and will be completed by 25th October. 

This is part of one of the main routes into Livingston from M8 junction 3a, typically used if travelling from the west.

Diversions are in operation and more information can be found on West Lothian Council website


M8 Juntion 3 - Eastbound

M8 Motorway Junction 3 eastbound slip road will be closed from 8pm on Friday 25th September until 25th October to allow for essential overbridge maintenance

Eastbound traffic that would normally wish to exit at M8 J3 will be diverted via the M8 J3A off slip road and will link with Livingston roundabout via A89 and A899.

For further information, please visit the Amey website(Opens in a new window).

 

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Alternative routes to Escape’s Livingston office during road closures
Part of Simpson Parkway, one of the main routes from the M8 to our office, if travelling from the west, will be closed from Monday 14 September to Monday 12 October. Read more to find out alternative routes to our office during this time.
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Certificate in Human Resource Practice

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25-08-2015

Congratulations to our colleague Louise Robertson who has recently completed a Certificate in Human Resource Practice, gaining Associate level CIPD membership.

Louise, who has successfully recruited within Scotland’s HR and Learning & Development market since joining Escape in 2007, has worked closely with HR professionals as both her clients and candidates across a wide range of organisations in various sectors in Scotland:

“I thoroughly enjoyed this course and found the subject content really enforced the importance of HR within an organisation. For me, it was great to take each of the fundamental elements of HR and understand them in more depth. This is the first stage towards gaining the full CIPD qualification and I would definitely like to continue with further study. Escape have been fully supportive, both financially and throughout the process, which has really helped me juggle the demands of my day-to-day job along with attending college and completing assignments which, after so long away from education (I won’t say how many years!!) definitely took some getting used to!”

The qualification, which aims to provide a ‘sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of an HR professional’, is built around 6 core subject areas covering:

  • Introduction and Developing Yourself as an Effective HR Practitioner 
  • Recording, Analysing and Using HR Information 
  • Understanding Organisations and the Role of HR 
  • Resourcing Talent 
  • Supporting Good Practice in Performance and Reward Management 
  • Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations  

Director, Mark Mackill shared his thoughts on Louise’s achievement:

“I am delighted that Louise has achieved this qualification. I witnessed at first hand the dedication required to combine her studying, course work and exams with a demanding day job in recruitment. Louise was determined to succeed and she deserves a huge amount of credit for completing this qualification.”

Louise Robertson


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REC JobsOutlook August 2015

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21-08-2015

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have released their latest jobs outlook, highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers.

This month, the report once again highlighted issues regarding skills shortages and the challenges facing a number of industries within the UK, in particular addressing competition for talent between the private and public sector organisations.

Commenting on the report, REC chief executive Kevin Green said:

“The private sector is clearly paying more to retain talent so the outlook for public sector organisations whose staff have the skills that the private sector requires is going to be testing.

The challenge for business and government is to address the gap between the skills employers want and the skills candidates have. That involves improving careers advice in schools, better vocational education and more opportunities for older workers to reskill.”

Summary of key points:

Confidence

  • Three quarters of employers believe that economic conditions, domestically are improving. This is a drop from eight in ten in July’s report.
  • Remaining relatively stable from the previous month, 45% of employers expect confidence in hiring and investment decisions to get better.

Use of agency workers

  • Eight in ten (79%) hirers are using agency workers to gain short-term access to key strategic skills.

Short-term outlook (next 3 months)

  • The number of UK employers stating they will increase their permanent workforce continued to rise (86%).
  • The number of hirers planning to add agency headcount over the next quarter increase by 13 percentage points to 44%
  • With only 2% planning to reduce agency workers, there continues to be a concern regarding competition for talent.

Medium-term outlook (4 to 12 months)

  • This month’s report shows an increase of 11 percentage points in the positive balance of medium term permanent hiring intensions with 79% planning to increase numbers.
  • 4% plan to decrease their permanent headcount, with the remaining 17% looking to stay the same.
  • There was a significant rise in the proportion of hirers planning to increase agency workers to four in ten hirers.
  • 59% expect to maintain current levels of agency workers whilst only 1% intend to decrease numbers, adding to the concern regarding competition.

Skills shortages

  • Employers anticipate driving and distribution skills to be in short supply to fill both permanent (14%) and temporary (10%) roles over the next year.
  • Engineering and technical skills remain the top area of concern in regards to skills shortages over the next year.
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Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have shared their July August jobs outlook, highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers including workforce capacity, election pledges, short term and long term recruitment and hiring outlook, skills shortages and economic confidence. This month, the report once again highlighted issues regarding skills shortages and the challenges facing a number of industries within the UK, in particular addressing competition for talent between the private and public sector organisations.
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#ILookLikeAnEngineer

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10-08-2015

This month thousands of engineers started using the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer along with photos of themselves explaining their work in engineering.

Why?

It all started after a recruitment advert for OneLogin attracted comments, photos and discussions about one of the four featured engineers, Isis Wenger, and in particular whether this was what female engineers looked like.

Isis, who is a full-stack engineer at OneLogin, published a post about her experience and the different reactions to the campaign. In her post, she describes herself as, amongst other things, a “self-taught engineer, extreme introvert, science-nerd”.  With thousands of responses to her to post, Isis encouraged those who identified with her message to use the hashtag.

Social analytics site Topsy shows that to date over 97,000 tweets have been sent with the #ILookLikeAnEngineer tag. 

Isis is also currently launching www.ilooklikeanengineer.com as a platform for others to “share stories and experiences relating to diversity issues in tech”.

Want to find out more?

Looking for your next engineering job? 
Isis-Wenger






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REC JobsOutlook July 2015

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28-07-2015

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have released their latest jobs outlook, highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers.

This month, REC highlights a recovery from a dip in permanent hiring intentions in the last two months, from 62% in May and 63% in June to 74% this month.

Commenting on the regular monthly report, REC chief executive Kevin Green said:

“With candidates in short supply employers need to think hard about how they attract jobseekers. Longer term, business, government and educators must work together to help alleviate the skills shortages so that candidates are equipped with the skills that employers need.”


Summary of key points:

Confidence

  • Eight in ten UK employers state that economic conditions are getting better.
  • 45% of employers expect confidence in hiring and investment decisions to get better.

Pay

  • Four in ten (41%) employers increased pay/earnings of their staff in the last year.
  • None of the employers surveyed reported a reduction in pay during this period.

Short-term outlook (next 3 months)

  • This month shows a rise in the number of UK employers stating they will increase their permanent workforce (74%)
  • 99% of those surveyed plan to maintain or increase agency worker numbers over the next quarter
  • With only 1% planning to reduce agency workers, competition is predicted to intensify.

Medium-term outlook (4 to 12 months)

  • The number of employers intending to increase permanent workforce in the medium term continues to remain steady this month (71%).
  • 7% plan to decrease their permanent headcount, with the remaining 22% looking to stay the same.
  • The intention to hire agency workers remained static in June, mirroring short-term intent. Just under a third (29%) plan to increase numbers whilst 68% expect to maintain current levels.

Skills shortages

  • Technical and Engineering remains one of the top three anticpated skill shortage areas, joined this month by Professional/Managerial and the return of Construction Workers.
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“Recruiters also have a major part to play in connecting employers to untapped talent pools”

 Kevin Green
Chief Executive, REC

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Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, have shared their July 2015 jobs outlook, highlighting key trends, forecasts and feedback from UK employers including workforce capacity, election pledges, short term and long term recruitment and hiring outlook, skills shortages and economic confidence. This month, REC highlights a recovery from a dip in hiring intentions in the last two months, from 62% in May and 63% in June to 74% this month.
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Dander for Mary 2015

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02-06-2015

 Our Director, Paul Leishman, is talking part in this year's 'Dander for Mary', where he will be joining others walking the Fife coastal path to raise funds for the Mary Leishman Foundation. 

T
he event, held this year on the 12th to 14th June, is the 7th 'Dander' organised by the charity set up by Jim Leishman in 2009 in memory of his late wife, Mary, with the goal to 'encourage potential and ease distress'.

"The Mary Leishman Foundation was set up in memory of my aunty Mary who was a well loved woman from Kelty, she was a massively respected lady that had time for everybody and was keen on seeing people fulfilling their dreams. The foundation has supported a number of other charities and individuals  to achieve their goals since inception. I'm delighted to once again take part in this event and to raise funds and give on-going support to this this fantastic charity"
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Escape Director, Paul Leishman, is talking part in this year's 'Dander for Mary', where he will be joining others walking the Fife coastal path to raise funds for the Mary Leishman Foundation. The event, held this year on the 12th to 14th June, is the 7th 'Dander' organised by the charity set up by Jim Leishman in 2009 in memory of his late wife, Mary, with the goal to 'encourage potential and ease distress'. If you’d like to support Paul and donate to this year's Dander, click here to visit Paul's just giving page.
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Living our Values - June 2015

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02-06-2015

Every month at Escape we all take time to nominate those individuals in our business who we believe have lived our vision and values, giving everyone the opportunity to acknowledge, thank and congratulate their colleagues for the support, success and behaviours they have displayed. By doing this we truly keep our vision and values alive and at the core of everything we do.

This month the following individuals were nominated by their colleagues:

Putting customers at the heart of everything we do

  • Anne
  • Ashley
  • Heather
  • Karoline
  • Kirsty
  • Laura
  • Lee-Ann
  • Linda
  • Margo



Personal Responsiblity We are Entrepreneurial Determined to Succeed
We take Personal Responsibility We are Entrepreneurial We are Determined to Succeed
  • Adrian
  • Anne
  • Heather
  • Linda
  • Mark
  • Nick
  • Margo
  • Anne
  • Heather
  • Laura
  • Linda
  • Kirsty

 

 

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At Escape Recruitment we encourage our colleagues to recognise those individuals within our business who they believe have lived our vision and values, creating opportunities for us to acknowledge, thank and congratulate our coworkers for the support, success and actions they have taken and ensuring we keep our vision and values alive and at the core of everything we do.
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