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Economic Upturn could Dramatically Affect Growth of Perm Recruitment Agencies

The improving economic climate is causing skills shortages which will create a new and challenging environment for agencies up and down the UK, says the Director at industry leading recruitment finance specialist, Simplicity. more »

October 20, 2014
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Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) Awards 2014

The night is aimed at recognising and honouring the achievements of both individual recruiters and recruitment companies.  more »

October 20, 2014
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The Power of Film – 10 Top Tips for Employer Branding films

Bringing brands and the workplace to life using film and video has been achieved successfully by many organisations more »

October 20, 2014
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Fed Says Demand for Staffing Services Increasing

Reports from the Federal Reserve say shortages of skilled workers in a variety of  trades are showing up here and there across the U.S., putting pressure on employers including staffing firms to raise wages. more »

October 20, 2014
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How to Get Unstuck in Recruiting & Hiring

Many of us are likely in the middle of building and budgeting our 2015 recruiting planning and strategies. How we recruit more »

October 20, 2014
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USA: Odds of Getting Laid off have Never Been Lower – But Most Don’t Know It

The Department of Labor recently reported that initial weekly jobless claims fell to 264,000. That’s the smallest number of people filing a jobless claim since April 2000. more »

October 20, 2014
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Developing a Social Recruiting Strategy

Hiring candidates through social media sites is new screen in the recruitment process and more than 64% of companies post their openings on one or more social media networks. more »

October 20, 2014
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Evolution of Technology in the Recruitment Industry

Recruitment is one of the most profitable industries in the world, but it hasn’t always been as efficient as it is today. more »

October 20, 2014
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Recruitment Agency Owner Reveals the Secret to Success

An interview with Derek Ludlow, CEO, at Financial and GRC recruitment agency, McBarron Wood International. more »

October 20, 2014
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Looking to Remove Barriers from the Split Fee Marketplace?

Specialist recruitment finance and back office solution provider Simplicity has developed a great new feature called ‘CashOut’ for The IOR’s exciting new ‘eBay for recruiters’. more »

October 20, 2014
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Monitoring the Pulse of City Job: 7% Rise in Vacancies

City recruitment shows signs of recovery from summer slowdown as hiring levels move in the right direction more »

October 20, 2014
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Half of CEOs subjected to ‘fewer checks than graduates’

Almost half (45%) of HR directors admit they know of companies where potential CEOs go through fewer checks more »

October 17, 2014
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Flirting with Disaster: What to Do When Your Talent Brand is in the Toilet

When BP’s head of talent stood up at LinkedIn Talent Connect a few years ago, many conference-goers were surprised, and even impressed. more »

October 17, 2014
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How to Use Your Twitter Analytics for Social Recruiting

Employers have reported that using social media to source candidates has improved candidate quality by 49 percent. more »

October 17, 2014
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Lines are Getting Blurry: Are ATSs Becoming Job Boards?

If you follow my blog, you know that I often complain about applicant tracking systems (ATS) – mostly in relation to what they don’t for candidates and how they can hurt job boards (via poor source tracking). more »

October 17, 2014
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How to Make the Most of Social Media Recruiting

The attraction of hiring via social media is obvious. All that it takes is a few minutes setting up a company Facebook or Twitter account, and viola! more »

October 17, 2014
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Candidate Experience: Can You Put a Number to It?

She may have pressed submit on your career website. She might have walked in off the street. She may have sent in a resume to your HR department.  more »

October 17, 2014
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What Traits Make a “Great Hire” Great?

What traits make a great hire? It varies per recruiter, HR professional or hiring manager as well as per industry and profession. more »

October 17, 2014
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New Survey Reveals the State of Panic Amongst the UK’s Students and Graduates

A new survey from Kloodle, a social networking site for student employability and graduate recruitment, reveals the state of panic amongst the UK’s students and graduates when it comes to finding a job. more »

October 17, 2014
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UK – Finance Controllers Expect Jobs Boom in the Next 12 Months

Finance contractors are expecting job opportunities to grow substantially over the next year, according to umbrella employment provider giant group. more »

October 17, 2014
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The Guardian View on UK Jobs: Quantity, but not Quality

Lies, damned lies and jobs statistics. That was a frequent, and frequently justified, complaint in the 1980s. The Thatcher government fiddled definitions more »

October 16, 2014
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How to Measure and Understand Your Source of Hire

The source of hire is an important one, and also one that is extremely hard to define for those that believe that a single engagement with a candidate does not often lead to an application more »

October 16, 2014
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Ready for My Close-Up: The New Rules of Talent Attraction

While there may not be an “I” in “Team” (for those of you who ignore cliches or spell check), there is certainly a “me.”  And in our constantly connected, socially savvy society more »

October 16, 2014
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Mr. Background Check’s Checkup

Scene: Antiseptic, hospital room filled with the latest diagnostic equipment. Mr. Background Check lies happily in bed, not a care in the world. By his side are his nurse and doctor. more »

October 16, 2014
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Tech Insights: Simplifying the Recruiting of Hourly Workers

Most of the innovation we have seen in HR technology has been aimed at professional and managerial employees. more »

October 16, 2014
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UK Unemployment Falls Below Two Million

UK unemployment has fallen below two million in the three months to the end of August for the first time in almost six years, official figures show. more »

October 16, 2014
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New ‘CashOut’ Solution Removes Barriers from Split Fee Marketplace

Specialist recruitment finance and back office solution provider Simplicity has developed a great new feature ‘CashOut’ for the IOR’s exciting new ‘eBay for recruiters’. more »

October 15, 2014
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Graduates Should be Matched to Local Jobs, says Report

In return, employers could offer bonuses to support graduate recruits’ student loan repayments, according to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce’s (RSA) City Growth Commission. more »

October 15, 2014
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Digital Curriculum Fails to Reflect Current Jobs Market, says Jobs Board

The UK’s new digital curriculum doesn’t reflect the demands of the digital landscape, leaving the country vulnerable to an ever-growing skills gap, according to the niche jobs board Bubble Jobs. more »

October 15, 2014
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What Employers Can Learn From the Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case

Over the past five years, the EEOC has seen a significant increase in charges of religious discrimination. Between FY 1999 and FY 2008, the EEOC received an average of 2,447 such charges per year. more »

October 15, 2014
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Ireland – Historic Rise in Number of Professional Vacancies

The number of professional job vacancies in Ireland increased by +29% during September 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor. more »

October 15, 2014
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7 Ways to Get Hiring Managers to Say Yes

Require the client to listen to a presentation. more »

October 15, 2014
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When to Give Inexperienced Job Candidates a Shot

It’s not just entry-level or college graduates, inexperienced workers include seniors, mid-career-changers, or full-time parents returning to the workforce, among others. more »

October 15, 2014
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Switzerland – CFOs Optimistic About Growth and Looking to Hire

Nearly three-out-of-four Swiss Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are optimistic about the current economic environment in their home country more »

October 15, 2014
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Opus Recruitment Solutions set to smash record turnover after strong 6 months

Specialist IT and Oil & Gas recruitment company Opus Recruitment Solutions is on course for reporting its best year since it was formed 6 years ago more »

October 14, 2014
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Could More Diversity Help End the Tech Talent Shortage?

After years of high unemployment levels – which fell in September, according to government data released Friday – it may come as a surprise to hear there might still be a talent shortage. more »

October 14, 2014
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Sex Discrimination Against Men: 10 Ways Employers could Fall Foul

HR professionals are used to looking out for the warning signs of potential claims of sex discrimination against women. more »

October 14, 2014
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Three Decades of Going Round in Circles on Skills Policy is Damaging UK PLC, Research Reveals

Constant change over the past three decades has damaged the UK’s skills system, according to a new report published today by the City & Guilds Group. more »

October 14, 2014
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Employment Law – National Minimum Wage

Following on from our article “Employment Law – What’s Around the Corner?” in March 2014, you will be well prepared for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) more »

October 14, 2014
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The ‘Jobs Gap’ Closes: Proportion of Britons in Work Finally Returns to Pre-Recession Levels

The “jobs gap” since the start of the recession has finally closed as Britain’s recovery reaches an important milestone, according to a study to be published today. more »

October 14, 2014
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Slow Pay Growth in the Public Sector to Hit Recruitment and Retention, says IFS

But women and low-paid still earn more than they would in private sector. Pay in the public sector will continue to grow at a slower rate than private sector wages over the duration of next parliament more »

October 14, 2014
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Denmark – Job Market Returns to Growth after Faltering in June

Despite being generally characterised as weak, the Danish job market has made steady progress since the labour market bottomed out in December 2009, according to job board Jobindex. more »

October 14, 2014
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Webinar: Hiring Metrics — Linking Talent Metrics to Quality of Hire & Financial Performance

Today’s market is seeing hiring metrics as a benchmark to achieving business goals, and this is especially true in the areas of HR, Recruitment, and Talent Management. more »

October 14, 2014
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Webinar – Preparation is Key: Implementing an ATS

Planning to embark on the critical mission of implementing an applicant tracking system for your organization? Then this webinar is a must-see! more »

October 14, 2014
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The Top 10 Actions for Dramatically Improving Employee Referral Program Results

As the economy improves and recruiting top talent becomes more difficult, focus on employee referrals. They routinely produce the highest volume and quality of hire. more »

October 14, 2014
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To Personalize the Candidate Experience, you Need to get Human

Working in human resources can be difficult. Everybody wants a piece of your time. You spend all day in meetings. When you have five minutes, you read resumes and schedule interviews. more »

October 14, 2014
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Respect Your Candidates

“I got this job offer and I was so anxious to get it,” said Ray, “but now I’m starting to get sketched out by the whole situation.” more »

October 14, 2014
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Tailor your Sourcing Technology to Talent you Want to Hire, Advises ManpowerGroup

Understanding job seekers’ preferences and profiles is the first step to attracting top talent, according to the 2014 Candidate Preferences Survey from ManpowerGroup Solutions. more »

October 14, 2014
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Sourcing Talent on the Digital Frontier

There is no denying the many positives of the move to digital business, but an abundance of talent is not one of them. more »

October 14, 2014
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Met Police Announces New Graduate Recruitment Scheme

Graduates are being invited to police some of London’s toughest communities for two years as part of a new recruitment drive aimed at attracting “the brightest and best” into the Met. more »

October 14, 2014
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What are the Pitfalls of Social Recruiting?

Social recruitment has turned into a norm from an exception that it was two years back. With everyone looking to find ways for using the ubiquitous social networks for their benefits more »

October 14, 2014
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Recovery from Summer Slowdown: Hiring Levels Move in the Right Direction

City recruitment shows signs of recovery from summer slowdown as hiring levels move in the right direction. more »

October 13, 2014
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UK: Demand for Professional Talent up by 25%

Professional recruitment firms now have 25% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from APSCo. more »

October 13, 2014
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India: Recruiters Foresee Big Demand for Talent at all Levels

Boom times back in the job market? Recruiters think so. Hiring data for the July-September quarter shows a two-year high and more than half a dozen recruiters more »

October 13, 2014
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The Recruitment Industry: Where to Now?

In the past two weeks I have shared data about the recruitment industry globally, that Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts discussed at last month’s RCSA International Conference more »

October 13, 2014
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Ninja, Warrior, Guru: Why Job Titles Shouldn’t be Cute or Clever

A job title is a few words that describes what you do for work. Most of the time, these words are pretty straight forward more »

October 13, 2014
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The Business Case for Hiring “Under-Qualified” Talent

From the Startup Rules of Josh James, founder and CEO of Domo, the all-star executive who also co-founded Omniture and took it from inception to IPO to sale for $1.8B to Adobe more »

October 13, 2014
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An Update on Employment Law Affecting Online Recruitment and Flexible Working

Now in it’s 10th year, the online recruitment conference will cover  the impact of the economy on the UK recruitment industry more »

October 13, 2014
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Government Job Board Accused of Age Discrimination

The government’s Universal Jobmatch website is publishing adverts using terms that could be breaking anti-age discrimination laws, according to the BBC. more »

October 13, 2014
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Staffing Industry Experts Discuss Current Trends and Concerns

Staffing industry consultant and advisor Graham Palfery-Smith last week hosted a roundtable event for several industry executives and invited Staffing Industry Analysts to come along. more »

October 13, 2014
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Employer’s Guide to Recruiting Great IT Professionals

Technology is now so central to the way a business operates that the right IT team can make the difference between success and failure. more »

October 13, 2014
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Social Recruitment Landscape: 2014

As we immerse ourselves further and further into the online world and become more connected with each other than ever before, it seems only natural that recruitment should follow. more »

October 13, 2014
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Job Boards are not Obsolete – Here’s Why!

With technology dominating the more recent recruitment headlines, the traditional hiring channels – such as the job board – may find that they have been side-lined and forgotten. more »

October 10, 2014
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Recruiting in the Purpose Economy

Purpose. It’s what employees and job candidates, particularly the millennial generation, want in their work. And it’s what companies need in their teams more »

October 10, 2014
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The Shape of Recruitment to Come – The Tech, the Trends, the Human Touch.

We’ve all come to see tech and recruitment as two peas in a pod. Where there’s one, there’s the other. Tech has definitely earned its place at the popular table more »

October 10, 2014
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This Job Board just Added Video to the Mix

CNCJobs.net has launched a job board and resume search engine with support for video (view site). In contrast to text-only job search engines more »

October 10, 2014
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How to Calculate the ROI of Hiring Stronger People

Question: When is a bird in the hand worth less than two in the bush? more »

October 10, 2014
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Forecast: Temp Hiring Growth Strong Through Year End

On the heels of a survey finding that a quarter of all employers plan to add temporary staff this quarter comes a forecast that agency staffing will increase 8.7% over last year. more »

October 10, 2014
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Employment Law Prominent as US Supreme Court Opens New Term

The US Supreme Court opened its 2014-2015 term this week and made news affecting employers with a case it decided NOT to hear. more »

October 10, 2014
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