a few border issues with nuclear weapons on the side, an election or two, a few tyrants, and it is even more difficult to predict.
While my words above were a bit humorous, the general idea of building a plan that generates employment is reasonable. The real problem is that politicians and most lay people truly believe that offering, for example, tax incentives and out right loans can generate jobs. Politicians "believe" this because making promises is how elections are won; most lay people could care less about the system and related processes - the paycheck and the bills written each month tell all they need to know.
For certain, people need to know more but it is not likely the masses will become more knowledgeable - I wish the opposite was true, I really do. But since we're recruiters, we can only take care of our little corner and make sure that we do our part. And we aren't.…
Added by Steve Levy at 6:42pm on December 28, 2008
ing for him to win even if he were running."
"400,000 other people voted for him too."
"But what does that mean if there is no election."
"It means if he did run and there were an election he might win". "If a lot of people like him he must be ok."
"So if i like rainy days and i vote for them will we have more.?"
"No but if everybody knows you like rainy days they will let you know when it's going to rain."
"I can look out the window."
"Yes, but it's important that people know what you like."
"Then they know something about you."
"Will they use my service because i like rainy days or I vote for John Smith?"
"Maybe, it's the wave of the future."
"That is sort of pitiful." "Have we all gotten to the point that all we have to do is sit in front of a computer and click "like" buttons cause we don't have anything to say or do." "Maybe we could do this in bulk so we could do a "one click like button" about anything and anyone we think is ok then go take a nap." "Sounds kind of childish to me but let me know if clicking any like buttons ever makes you any money and i will sure try it."…
businesses (65 per cent) recruitment consultants planning to outsource back office solutions may want to know.
More than half (54 per cent) of respondents to the British Chambers of Commerce's (BCC) latest Monthly Business Survey also revealed that they expected VAT to be increased after the elections.
According to the BCC, whose poll also revealed that companies expect a rise in excise duties and income tax, this suggests that businesses are already creating provisions for a VAT rise in their financial planning.
"Businesses are right to be wary about the prospect of a hung parliament," said David Frost, director general of the BCC.
"Whatever the outcome of the election, whether we have a coalition government or not, we must see a credible plan to reduce the deficit and restore confidence within 90 days."
The Institute of Directors recently called on the government to cut red tape as it is costing UK companies billions annually.…
s, job placements continue to rise, highlighting a revival in the labour market, new figures show.
The number of people being placed in permanent jobs by recruiters continues to rise, according to the latest statistics published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG.
Vacancies for permanent and temporary jobs continued to increase last month as a snap shot of 400 recruitment firms through the Report on Jobs revealed the availability of staff also increased.
Kevin Green, the REC's chief executive, said: "The report highlights continued growth in both temporary and permanent employment, although the rate of growth has slowed slightly compared to previous months.
He went on to add that nurturing "the slowly improving but fragile jobs market" will be the first test of whoever takes over government after the general election.
Polls have suggested that businesses are wary of a hung parliament, which could be the result of this week's election.…