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Parliament Recruits for Digital Future

Parliament has launched its recruitment campaign for the new position of Director of the Parliamentary Digital Service. more »

September 17, 2014
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r51

Age is More than just a Number, Especially When it’s Over 40

Nearly every big bank is following the same game plan. Increase the hiring of analysts and associates while cutting costs and reducing headcount. more »

September 17, 2014
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r49

CBI: ‘Staying in UK is Best Way to Grow the Economy and Boost Jobs’

The leaders of business lobbying body the CBI have come together to appeal to people in Scotland to reject independence. more »

September 17, 2014
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r48

Job Fears for the South West

Employers across every region of the country are expecting to take on more people over the next three months EXCEPT in the South West. more »

September 17, 2014
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r47

Reaping the Benefits of Recruiting Young People

Fear of red tape and confusion around funding means many businesses fail to recognise the benefits of recruiting young people, when in fact they can help push growth. more »

September 17, 2014
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r46

European Banking Job Numbers Drop a Further 21,000 in First Half

The banking sector’s long and painful restructuring accounted for a further 1.2 percent fall in staff numbers at Europe’s biggest lenders in the first half of the year more »

September 17, 2014
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r45

Number of Women in Work Rising Faster in UK than any Other of the World’s Most Advanced Economies

The number of women in work is rising faster in the UK than in any of the world’s most advanced economies, official figures show. more »

September 17, 2014
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r44

Eight out of 10 HR Teams use Social Media to Recruit

Eight out of every 10 HR functions use social media as at least one part of their recruitment strategy, according to research by online recruitment specialists Konetic. more »

September 17, 2014
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r43

Daily Question: How do Jobs Fit into the Referendum Debate?

As the people of Scotland weigh up how to vote in the independence referendum, they are asking questions on a range of topics. more »

September 17, 2014
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r42

Latest Employment Figures to be Announced

New employment figures are set to be released later. Last month’s figures showed that there were 25,000 fewer people out of work in Wales than a year ago. more »

September 17, 2014
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r34

Will Your New Hires Go the Distance?

Finding and bringing a new talent on board can be quite challenging, especially for positions requiring a highly specialized skill set. more »

September 17, 2014
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r35

How to Write a Job Ad: Best Practices and Tips

If you’re wondering how to write a job ad, you’re not alone. It’s an inexact science that comes as part of the job for recruiters or human resources professional. more »

September 17, 2014
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r36

How Your Employees Can Help You Attract Tech Talent

Keeping up with technology can be a real pain. I mean, innovation never stops, even if the steps forward come in shorter and shorter increments. more »

September 17, 2014
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r37

Data and Unexpected Truth

Now that almost everything we do is recorded and analyzed, we are learning some things that are difficult to deal with. more »

September 17, 2014
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r38

A Call to Recruitment Industry Women to Speak

The RCSA International Conference 2014 was a resounding success. The conference was sold out, the speakers were varied and educational more »

September 17, 2014
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r39

Tech Firms Want ‘Digital Ministers’ and Easier Migration

An influential group of major technology firms is calling on the UK to appoint “digital ministers” in every government department. more »

September 17, 2014
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r40

The Role Candidate Experience Plays in the Hiring Process

An organization’s candidate experience says a lot about them. It’s an easy way to tell if they value their candidates, their employees and their employer brand. more »

September 17, 2014
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How the Super Rich got Richer: 10 Shocking Facts about Inequality

The gap between the super rich and the rest of us is spiralling out of control, with Britain’s 1% grabbing more than their counterparts anywhere else in Europe more »

September 16, 2014
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r30

How Will this Week’s Scottish Referendum Impact on your Business and Employees?

The Scottish Independence referendum is nearly here and after a summer of debate over the subject, it will be very interesting to see what the final outcome is this week. more »

September 16, 2014
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r29

Tribunals Down More Than 70% After Fee Changes

The introduction of upfront fees for employment tribunals has resulted in plummeting claim numbers. more »

September 16, 2014
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r28

Small, But Significant, EU Employment Rise

Small signs of hope are emerging as new figures show the ranks of Europe’s working population increased by 0.2% in the euro area more »

September 16, 2014
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r27

Labour ‘Would Scrap Employment Tribunal Fees’

A Labour government would scrap fees for employment tribunal cases. This is according to shadow business secretary Chuka Ummuna more »

September 16, 2014
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r26

SME Hiring Intentions ‘Reach All-Time High’

A new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows business confidence among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) more »

September 16, 2014
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r25

UK Economy is Pulling Away, Says OECD

The UK is pulling away from the rest of the world’s advanced economies, underlining the strength of Britain’s recovery, according to a leading global think-tank. more »

September 16, 2014
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r37

Build a Better Candidate Experience with Mobile Recruiting

Mobile is not the next big thing, it IS the big thing. The reasons are plain and simple, nearly everyone has a smartphone and a tablet more »

September 16, 2014
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r39

Social Media Screening: Guidance for Individuals and Organizations

Social media screening (aka social screening) has become an almost commonplace recruiting and hiring practice. more »

September 16, 2014
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r40

The Benefits of Recording Video Interview Questions for Recruiters & Candidates

Do you hate seeing yourself in home movies? Would rather not listen to your voicemail greeting after you record it? more »

September 16, 2014
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r41

What to Measure to Recruit More Efficiently

Conventional wisdom: You can’t manage what you don’t measure. More than just a business world cliché, there’s plenty of evidence that measured performance more »

September 16, 2014
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r42

7 Keys to Finding Passive Job Candidates

Ask any recruiter – some of their best hires were the passive candidate. What is a passive candidate? One career site defined it as this more »

September 16, 2014
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Small Business Economic Confidence Grows

Confidence among small business continues to improve, according to a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). more »

September 15, 2014
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An Independent Scotland and Economic Realities of Size on Global Stage

Alex Salmond says corporation tax is charged on “the economic activity in Scotland, not where the company is based”. more »

September 15, 2014
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r7

Have you Overloaded on Talent?

Paolo Aversa explains what Formula 1 can teach business about the perils of having too many star performers more »

September 15, 2014
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r5

City Offices at Their Fullest Since the Crash

FIRMS are flooding back to London, driving occupancy rates in the square mile back up to their highest rate since the credit crunch struck, a study from TheCityUK shows today. more »

September 15, 2014
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Strong Jobs Market Showing Bucked by Falling Confidence

SMALL business confidence has dropped significantly in Scotland in the third quarter of the year to below the UK average, but remains higher than at this stage last year. more »

September 15, 2014
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Say What? A Minimum-Wage Hike Finds Hope in U.S. Heartland

President Barack Obama’s push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. more »

September 15, 2014
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Record Fall in Number of People Available to Fill Permanent Jobs

There was a record fall in the number of people available to fill permanent job vacancies last month, a survey has found. more »

September 15, 2014
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Good News for Australian Jobseekers as Jobs Rise to Surprising Record

Australia’s employment levels are at their highest in 37 years, calming concerns over the health of the Australian economy. more »

September 15, 2014
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r38

10 Steps to Master the Art of Recruiting

The art of recruiting is the purest form of evangelism because you’re not simply asking people to try your product, buy your product, or partner with you. more »

September 15, 2014
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r43

The Secret to Candidate Acquisition that No-one EVER told you!

For as long as I remember (and in recruitment, that is a very, very long time) getting good candidates has always been about getting their attention. more »

September 15, 2014
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r47

Strategic Selling Workshop – London

The Strategic Selling workshop is an intensive training day for new and experienced sales professionals who want to evolve their selling strategies more »

September 15, 2014
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r48

Elite Future Leaders Showcase – Manchester

Through our experience of working with owners and senior leaders we have identified there is a significant need for Succession Planning. more »

September 15, 2014
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r50

RPO & MSP – Levelling the Playing Field

The RPO & MSP workshop is an interactive session that allows you to answer the questions playing on your mind from industry experts Graham Snuggs and John Cullen more »

September 15, 2014
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r51

U.S. Job Market Comes up Short When Compared to Europe

Compare unemployment rates, and America’s job market looks much stronger than Europe’s. The U.S. rate for August, being released Friday more »

September 15, 2014
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r47

Demand for Professional Talent up 22%

Business Confidence Reaches a Seven Year High | Professional recruitment firms now have 22% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from APSCo. more »

September 15, 2014
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r49

How Many Languages does your Employer Brand Speak?

The issue of employee nationality has been much to the fore this week as the always entertaining football transfer window closed for the next few months. more »

September 15, 2014
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r44

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 »

September 15, 2014
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r44

3 Ways to Ruin the Candidate Experience

Peter Capelli’s story about the early days of recruiting is hard to forget. The foreman, (‘hiring manager’), of a Philadelphia railroad, needing workers each day more »

September 15, 2014
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r49

Strategic Selling Workshop – Birmingham

The Strategic Selling workshop is an intensive training day for new and experienced sales professionals who want to evolve their selling strategies more »

September 15, 2014
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r28

Find Your Next Great Hire on Twitter

Social media is increasingly becoming a popular tool for recruiting talent. In fact, Twitter is one of the best social networks for recruiting bright and savvy professionals. more »

September 15, 2014
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r34

Robots Won’t Take All City Jobs – They Could Even Give you a Pay Rise

You’re back from the summer, but for how long? In case you missed it, one tech visionary thinks many City jobs could be automated within a decade. more »

September 12, 2014
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r32

Dress Better to get a Job! Young Brits ‘too Sloppy’ for Employment says Watchdog Chief

The Ofsted chief said employers believe that far too many school-leavers have not been taught the right skills, attitudes and behaviours needed for the working world. more »

September 12, 2014
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r31

Recovery in Full-time Employment Benefiting Retail Sector

According to the latest retail report from international real estate advisor Savills, the shift in the structure of employment in the Irish market from part-time to full-time has boosted more »

September 12, 2014
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r30

New Fees Price Thousands Out of Access to Employment Tribunals

The number of people taking companies to employment tribunals has collapsed by 70 per cent since  the Government moved last year to charge employees for bringing cases more »

September 12, 2014
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r29

Surprise Increase in Employed Figures for Australia

The latest labour statistics from the ABS have shown a significant increase in jobs in Australia, with 121,000 new jobs being created in August. more »

September 12, 2014
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r24

Hire Like the Tortoise

There’s a lot of advice out there about how startups and entrepreneurs should hire fast and fire fast. Fundamentally, I think this is backwards more »

September 12, 2014
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r25

LinkedIn Adding Open Roles From Companies Across The Globe

In May, we began testing new ways to add some U.S. companies’ open roles to LinkedIn to give members access to even more career-advancement opportunities. more »

September 12, 2014
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r26

3 Things You Never Want To Hear At The End Of An Interview

Don’t ask me how this idea came up. You know there is that awkward time right at the end of an interview when you know the interview is done, you’ve asked all of your questions more »

September 12, 2014
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r27

4 Creative Ways to Recruit on a Shoe String Budget

Human Capital is the most important asset for every organization, no matter how big or small. Startups and small businesses need to hire the most talented workforce just like the bigger companies more »

September 12, 2014
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r80

Armed With Data, Kesha Owens Fears No Hiring Manager

When Kesha Owens meets with hiring managers about a req, she goes in armed. Her weapon of choice? Data. more »

September 12, 2014
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r23

Did Lack of Curiosity Kill the Recruiter?

I imagine I was one of those pesky toddlers who went, “Why, why, why, why, why?”all the time. Even today, nothing irks me more than failing to understand more »

September 12, 2014
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Bullhorn Live London 2014

Bullhorn Live London is back for its second year!

Join us in London to hear all about Bullhorn’s latest updates, future plans, and the hottest trends in the recruitment industry. more »

September 11, 2014
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r22

Five Things we got Wrong about the Economy in 2008

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has released a very detailed and comprehensive look at the state of the public finances over the last ten years. more »

September 11, 2014
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r21

Collaboration is Needed to Plug IT Skills Gap

Chief executive of the Tech Partnership, Karen Price, is calling on the education and training system to help plug the IT skills gap to ensure the UK has a workforce equipped for the future. more »

September 11, 2014
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Taking Little Steps to Getting More Women in the Tech Industry

Having been in the tech business for 20 years, I have seen the industry boom and now we’re looking at a digital economy where most new businesses IT is an integral part more »

September 11, 2014
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r19

A Guide to Zero-Hours Contracts

In April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published statistics on the number of contracts that do not guarantee a minimum number of hours (often described as zero-hours contracts). more »

September 11, 2014
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Australia’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.1% in August

Australia’s jobless rate dropped to 6.1% in August from a 12-year high of 6.4% in July. The decline was larger than economists expected and may take some pressure off the federal government. more »

September 11, 2014
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One in Seven Workers are Self-Employed

More than one in seven workers in Kirklees are their “own boss” after a self-employment boom, new figures show. more »

September 11, 2014
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r16

David Cameron ‘Significantly Misrepresented’ Statistics on Foreign Workers

The prime minister David Cameron has been caught telling porkies. According to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC), in an article for the Daily Telegraph earlier this year more »

September 11, 2014
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Scottish Referendum: What Would a “Yes” Vote Mean for Employment Law in Scotland?

With not long to go until the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September, attention remains focused on currency, economics and energy. more »

September 11, 2014
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Injected with Cash: News of the Job Board and Online Recruiting Industry

You know, I keep thinking that I won’t lead off with news of VC money for one of these news roundups – and then it happens again. more »

September 11, 2014
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