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Stafforce Insider

Quarter 2 Issue

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Your Stafforce Insider!

Your Stafforce Insider!

Welcome to the second issue of our newsletter! Our goal is to equip you with valuable insights into the latest industry trends, developments, and news. By staying up-to-date with the most current information, you can make informed decisions that will contribute to your business’s success. Let us help navigate you through the ever-evolving landscape of our industry.

In this issue, you can find:

  • Latest ONS Labour Market Statistics
  • ALP & Stronger Together Insights
  • Introducing new Senior Business Partner
  • Bingley Ladies in Business Networking event
  • Stafforce Sustainability
  • Upcoming Stafforce Training Course Dates


Latest Labour Market Statistics

The latest report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has unveiled some intriguing insights into the UK’s economic landscape. With data covering the past year, these reports offer a valuable snapshot of the current state of the nation and provide valuable insights for businesses, policymakers, and individuals alike.

We have explored some key findings from the June 2023 overview, see below and find out more here

  • Payroll Payroll


    The number of payroll employees is now well above pre-pandemic levels at 30 million

  • Employment Rate Employment Rate

    Employment Rate

    The employment rate is up on the quarter and up on the year, and is still below pre-pandemic rates at 76%

  • Unemployment Rate Unemployment Rate

    Unemployment Rate

    The unemployment rate is up on the quarter but unchanged on the year, and is below pre-pandemic rates at 3.8%

  • Economic Inactivity Economic Inactivity

    Economic Inactivity

    The economic inactivity rate decreased on the quarter and on the year, and is still above pre-pandemic rates at 21.1%

  • Vacancies Vacancies


    Vacancies decreased on the quarter but are above pre-pandemic levels at 1,051,000

  • Redundancy Redundancy


    The redundancy rate decreased on the quarter at 3.3 per thousand employees

ALP Insights

ALP Insights

As members of the Association of Labour Providers, we receive important monthly round-ups with news, views and events. For those who may not be members of the ALP, we can provide a snapshot of their latest updates:

  • The Government announced that it is replacing the sunset clause in the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill with a list of EU law that the government intend to repeal at the end of this year.
  • A consultation seeking views on changes to the Working Time Regulations and TUPE, including legalising rolled-up holiday pay, is open until 7th July.
  • The government has published guidance for employers on how to measure, report and address any ethnicity pay differences within their workforce.
  • With annual reports running at an average of 200 pages for the largest companies, a new call for evidence aims to find ways to reduce the burden of non-financial reporting on business.

Following the success of ALP’s 10-year anniversary roadshow, the next roadshow will be in Manchester on 7th September 2023.

Stronger Together Insights

Stronger Together Insights

Following StrongerTogether’s 10-year anniversary event, they are providing more people with the opportunity to join in the learning and sharing of key topics discussed. Register for their webinar covering ‘Nothing about us, without us. Tapping into the value of lived experience’ on Thursday 13th July, 10am-11am.

Click here to book your ticket.

Further new:

  • The GLAA currently had 119 live enforcement investigations, 69% of which have indicators of modern slavery. Read more.
  • Unseen’s Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline had its busiest year ever in 2022, including 1,046 cases of labour exploitation, reporting a 134% increase. This also includes a huge increase in potential victims in the care sector. Find out more.
  • The Global Slavery Index 2023 reveals that a record-high number of people, approximately 50 million individuals, were living in modern slavery on any given day in 2021. View full report.

Taking Stock

A new awareness film from Stronger Together

This fictional film is based on real-life case studies and addresses exploitation and forced labour in UK warehousing.

Stafforce Updates

Stafforce Updates

Introducing Jenny Rice

Introducing Jenny Rice

Jenny, an experienced recruitment professional with a decade of experience, joined Stafforce in April. As the Senior Business Manager for our Rotherham and Doncaster branches. Jenny is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and financial management of both offices. Her primary objective is to ensure exceptional service delivery while supporting every opportunity for growth and success. Jenny’s career goal is to be the top industrial recruiter in South Yorkshire. Not an easy feat but a challenge she is ready to take on.

At Stafforce we are able to support Warehouse/ Logistics/ Manufacturing & Port recruitment, anything from Order Pickers to Administrators and Customer Service. Both temporary and permanent.

We asked Jenny ‘What is your moto?’ and she said:

“Honesty is always the best policy, own up, we all make mistakes but work hard to resolve them. People buy from people and we are in a people industry, honesty in recruitment is the one thing we should all have!”

Jenny is also a loving wife, stepmother to 3 children and mum to a Border Collie called Cooper. She enjoys going on long walks and working out at the gym in her spare time.

If you require any recruitment support in the Rotherham or Doncaster area, get in touch with Jenny.

Bingley Ladies in Business

Bingley Ladies in Business

Our Stafforce Bradford team are attending the Bingley Ladies in Business networking event on 13th July.

This month the event features Guest Speaker Leanne Cooper from You First Coaching, who will be sharing her top tips and expert knowledge on building confidence to help businesses grow.

The event is an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, and the Bradford team is looking forward to meeting up with old and new faces.  If you are in the local area and would like to attend you can reserve your tickets below.

>>> Book your place here <<<

Stafforce Sustainability

Stafforce Sustainability

Stafforce, part of the Nicholas Associates Group of companies, believe that through collective action and responsible environmental support, we can aid in creating a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come.

We are really pleased to announce that we have partnered with GreenTheUK, and committed to planting 8,000 climate-resilient trees in the UK over the next two years.

We have already planted 4,000 trees this planting season across woodlands in West Sussex, North Yorkshire, and County Down. These carefully chosen locations have been selected in collaboration with the Royal Forestry Society to ensure that the right species of trees are planted in the right places. By doing so, we maximise the chances of survival for these trees, allowing them to withstand the threats posed by climate change.

This is just one project we are taking part in as we look to further reduce our environmental impact as we work towards achieving ISO 14001 management standards.

Upcoming Stafforce Training courses

Upcoming Stafforce Training courses

As mentioned previously, this year we launched Stafforce Training. This new brand provides predominantly health & safety training across the UK.  Our course offering is continuously increasing as is the frequency of our courses to meet demand. Following, we have provided you with some upcoming training dates where we still have availability should you wish to attend.

  • Fire Safety: 21st June, 5th July, 20th July
  • Emergency First Aid: 22nd June, 6th July, 26th July
  • First Aid: 26th-28th June, 17th-19th July
  • Mental Health First Aid: 3rd-4th July, 24th-25th July
  • Managing Safely: 11th-13th July

If you want to learn more about these courses, click here.

If you would like to book your business onto any of the course dates, get in touch.

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