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Why bother recruiting in December?

The job market is traditionally quietest in December, as employers postpone their recruitment until the new year. But more and more organisations are realising that advertising their roles in the Christmas run-up can actually pay off. Some of the advantages of recruiting early include: There is less competition for talent, as there are fewer employers advertising Take advantage of a quieter period to dedicate time to going through CVs etc Jobseekers are also going through a quieter time...

Author: Natalie Ponting
Published: 24 Nov 2016

Charity Market Snapshot 2016

We have used data from our 2016 salary surveys to create a snapshot of the charity market, including the latest statistics on salary and gender gap, roles most in demand within the not for profit sector and the most desired benefits.

Author: Natalie Ponting
Published: 06 Oct 2016

TPP Brexit Poll

TPP Recruitment ran a mini poll last week to try and judge charity employees’ confidence in the future of their organisation, post-referendum. The poll shows that not for profits are definitely worried about the impact of Brexit, with over 76% feeling increasingly concerned about the future of their organisation. However, 19% feel they are unlikely to be affected and 4% actually feel the future now looks more positive. Significant political uncertainty, a likely upcoming general elect...

Author: Natalie Ponting
Published: 05 Jul 2016

    What the 2016 budget means for charities

    There wasn’t a great deal in the 2016 budget that directly affects charities and other not for profit organisations but most charities are likely to feel further pressure as the government continues to focus on austerity spending. Key points are: The government is aiming for a further £3.5bn of savings by 2020, part of which will come from further cuts in funding for local government and police services.   Further savings will come from reform to the disability welfare, with to...

    Author: Natalie Ponting
    Published: 16 Mar 2016

    How will the National Living Wage affect you?

    On 1st April 2016, the UK government will introduce the National Living Wage, but what exactly is it and how will it affect your organisation? The National Living Wage will essentially be a fifth tier of the National Minimum Wage, applying to workers aged 25 or over, so the minimum wage levels will be as follows:   Age Range Minimum Wage Rate Type Applies until 25 and over £7.20 Nati...

    Author: Natalie Ponting
    Published: 16 Mar 2016

    Meet the revamped TPP office

    After four and a half years in our Cannon Street location, the TPP office was starting to look a bit shabby and we were running out of space. We decided to take the opportunity to make an even nicer environment for our candidates, clients and staff. On Thursday night, the furniture moved out and the builders moved in. Fueled by pizza, staff kept on working in the office on Friday. ​We were delighted that loads of our furniture could be reused by St Mary's Hampton Primary School. ...

    Author: Natalie Ponting
    Published: 12 Nov 2015

    Charities and the National Living Wage

    In the 2015 summer Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, introduced a new National Living Wage (NLW) of over £9 an hour by 2020. This will replace the current minimum wage, which is currently £6.50 an hour for those aged 21 and over. The new NLW will be set at £7.20 an hour for those over 25 from April 2016, rising to at least £9 an hour by 2020. To help offset the increased costs for employers from the new NLW, the government has pledged to increase the national insuran...

    Author: Natalie Ponting
    Published: 14 Jul 2015

    TPP Interview Workshop

    When? Tue Jul 14th 8.00am Where? TPP Recruitment, 4th Floor, Sherborne House, 119 Cannon Street, London EC4N 5AT map This introductory breakfast workshop focuses on competency based interviewing and explores the importance of emotional intelligence in the assessment process. This would be beneficial to anyone involved in and new to the recruitment and selection process or those with experience wanting to brush up their skills. Email marketing@tpp.co.uk to find out more.

    Author: Natalie Ponting
    Published: 17 Jun 2015

    UK Voluntary Sector Workforce

    Recent research released by the NCVO and the FSI has given us a great insight into the voluntary sector workforce. Data from the NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac 2015: In March 2014, 821,000 people were employed in the UK voluntary sector - an increase of 50,000 over the last two years. If the workforce continues to expand at the current rate, we are likely to hit 1 million employees in 2020. Women make up around two thirds of the voluntary sector workforce. Nearly 40% of the volunta...

    Author: Natalie Ponting
    Published: 16 Jun 2015