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Is Diversity in Contracting as ‘Sufficient’ as Leaders Think?

For the first time the proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has topped 20%. Finally, reaching the government’s target of 25% female membership is looking more and more likely. more »

January 28, 2015
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Do Recruiters Know How to Use Big Data?

Big Data is playing a key role within the recruitment process, but many companies are failing to use it effectively, according to expert panel speaking at the In-House Recruitment Expo in London last week. more »

January 28, 2015
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Graduate Vacancies Predicted to Rise by 11.9% this Year

Employers predict a double-digit rise in graduate vacancies in the coming year, according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), which published the winter edition of its bi-annual survey. more »

January 28, 2015
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10 Signs Your Applicant Tracking System is Stuck in the 90’s

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) were originally designed in the late 1990’s to automate the application for job seekers and to track applicants for employers. more »

January 28, 2015
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Is Tinder the Future of Recruitment?

Tinder is one of those technologies that made millions of people think, why didn’t I come up with that? Create your profile, indicate what you’re looking for in a person more »

January 28, 2015
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8 Ways to Create a Desirable Employer Brand for Candidates

By now you probably aware that employer branding efforts help companies attract and retain talent. But if you don’t have a clearly defined and documented strategy, candidates can fall through the cracksmore »

January 28, 2015
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How to Recruit in the Era of Personalization

We live in a time where one-size-fits-all marketing is no longer the standard. All around us, companies are aggregating data with nearly every purchase we make more »

January 28, 2015
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We’re All Hiring Managers: Why Recruiting Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Recruiters might run point on sourcing, screening and slating candidates, but it’s no secret who really wears the proverbial pants in the process. more »

January 28, 2015
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Thoughtful Advertising is Key to Attracting Older Workers

Businesses need to improve the way they advertise jobs and provide training opportunities in order to attract older workers according to the results of a survey issued by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). more »

January 28, 2015
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Graduate Jobseekers Turning Down Employers

Students are turning down jobs as employers compete to hire them, with nearly one in seven rejecting offers last year. This has resulted in the highest number of unfilled graduate positions at any time since 2008. more »

January 27, 2015
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Five Things you Need to Know About the Future of Work

How will we be working in the future? What role will future business play in society? How will businesses attract talent? Virgin Unite’s Head of People shares some of the highlights from today’s B Team report, New Ways of Working. more »

January 27, 2015
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Skills Gaps and Talent Drain are Growing Concerns for UK Workers

UK workers have become increasingly concerned about the threat of talent gaps and skills shortages, according to an extensive study of their views. more »

January 27, 2015
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New Year, New Career, True for 95% of People

A recent survey conducted by TipTopJob over the last few weeks has found that 95% of respondents New Years’ resolution were to find a new job. more »

January 27, 2015
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Apprenticeship Vacancies Up by Almost a Third

The number of apprenticeship vacancies hits a high as the nation’s employers back a new generation of workers. more »

January 27, 2015
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5 Recruitment Trends to Watch for in 2015

We recently produced our Thames Valley Snapshot for Q4 2014 which gave some very interesting results (see link). more »

January 26, 2015
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Recruitment Sector Must Evolve or Risk Becoming Irrelevant to Clients

Recruitment consultancies must evolve into strategic talent management partners if they are to remain applicable to client demands more »

January 26, 2015
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Employers: Recruit Within 30 Days or see Vacancies Unfilled for Over 3 Months

Indeed, the world’s leading job site and global hiring resource, has released research in conjunction with the Centre for Economics and Business Research more »

January 26, 2015
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Using Big Data in Social Media Recruiting

The amount of user-generated data on social media networks is astounding, as is its rate of growth. Most of this data is unstructured, and without the proper tools more »

January 26, 2015
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Here’s Why 2015 is the Year of Mobile Recruiting

Remember 2010? Yeah, it was a tough year for talent advisors. I wasn’t hiring anyone, either. more »

January 26, 2015
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What Top Talent Wants And Why Your Brand Needs To Provide It

Offering an ‘competitive’ salary is no longer enough to attracting top talent. Here’s what top talent wants and why your brand needs to provide it. more »

January 26, 2015
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The Top Cities for Job Growth in 2014

In the second of our series of posts exploring the most important job trends of 2014, we take a look at which places in the U.S. are the top cities for job growth. more »

January 26, 2015
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Surveys Agree: More Employers Will Add Jobs, Making Recruiting Even More Competitive

The pace of hiring will quicken in 2015, as more employers plan to add staff than at any time since the start of the recession. more »

January 26, 2015
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Spain – Job Creation Back Up to Pre-Recession Levels

Spain created more than 400,000 jobs in 2014, a clear sign that the country is finally starting to emerge from its labour market crisis, reports The Irish Times. more »

January 26, 2015
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The 7 Steps for Recruiting Hard-to-find Passive Candidates

I just completed a search for a director in Silicon Valley for an important technology role. After posting a very compelling ad and conducting a quick, traditional Boolean search on LinkedIn Recruiter more »

January 26, 2015
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How You Can Keep Your Employees Happy in 2015

Data suggests that 70 percent of employees are disengaged. To put this in perspective – 70 percent is considered barely a passing grade by most educational institutions.  more »

January 26, 2015
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How to Engage Your Best Job Seeker Candidates in Four Easy Steps

In the world of job searching, it’s a buyer’s market. Job seekers are enjoying this period of time in which unemployment is the lowest it has been in years and while it’s still a competitive environment more »

January 26, 2015
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2015 Set to be a Bumper Year for Recruitment

47% of HR directors plan to expand hiring, with their companies set to add new positions, in the first six months of 2015 according to the latest Professional Hiring Index from Robert Half UK. more »

January 23, 2015
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Fill Vacancy Within 30 Days or Face Waiting 3 Months

Job site Indeed has released research in conjunction with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) that has found that when UK job vacancies remain unfilled for more than a month more »

January 23, 2015
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5 Things Recruiters Should Stop Doing in 2015

There’s no doubt that recruiters play an essential role in the hiring process. As the job market continues to improve, their expertise and service continue to become more important than ever. more »

January 23, 2015
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The Traditional CV or Online Application Forms?: Recruitment Software

The Curriculum Vitae (CV) is the written overview document of a person’s experience and qualifications and is a piece of literature very common for many HR professionals involved in the hiring process. more »

January 23, 2015
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7 Signs you’re Recruiting Someone with Good Transferrable Skills

Are you recruiting for a new role at the moment? Are you having problems finding the right candidate? Maybe there’s a candidate shortage in that area. more »

January 23, 2015
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Why Social Media Will Become Harder, and Other Talent Acquisition Trends

Millennials, generation Z, and social media: three predictions about how the recruiting and talent landscape will change. more »

January 23, 2015
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Channel 4 Dispatches’ Investigation on Umbrella Companies: One Click Umbrella’s Response

An episode of the Channel 4 documentary series “Dispatches” broadcast on Monday 19th January 2015 featured what was described as an investigation into umbrella companies. more »

January 22, 2015
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UK Unemployment Falls to 1.9 Million

The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million, its lowest level for more than six years, in the three months to November, official figures indicate. more »

January 22, 2015
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More than Half of Scotland’s Poor ‘in Employment’

MORE than half of those in Scotland living in poverty are people in employment, new findings on low pay and inequality showed. more »

January 22, 2015
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10 Expensive Employment Tribunal Awards in 2014

Since the introduction of fees, the employment tribunal has, thankfully, become a less common destination for the HR professional. more »

January 22, 2015
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Employers Sifting Through Applications Likened to Swiping Through Tinder

Young people may spend hours preparing their CV for employers to pore over, but research shows that just 8.8 seconds is spent studying any one person’s curriculum vitae in a process that has become “Tinderised”. more »

January 22, 2015
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Britain is “Jobs Factory of Europe”, Insists Cameron, as he Sets Out Path to Full Employment

Admitting the last few years had been tough, the Prime Minister insisted the country was “coming out the other side” and that voters should stick with the plan when they came to vote on May 7. more »

January 22, 2015
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The Number of Young People not in Education, Employment or Training in Wales Falls by 8.3%

Education unions have welcomed a fall in the proportion of young people not in education, employment or training in Wales. more »

January 21, 2015
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What Countries are Winning the Global War for Talent (Infographic)

Our friends at INSEAD released the 2014 edition of its annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI). The study, which focuses on the topic of ‘growing talent for today and tomorrow’ more »

January 21, 2015
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The Two Recruiting Metrics That Actually Are Worth Measuring

In the mid-2000s, a key metric for customer service reps at Dell Computers was “handle time,” or the amount of time they would spend on the phone with a customer. more »

January 21, 2015
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How to ‘Sell’ your Winning Employer Brand Using Diversity in Recruitment

Understanding of the business case for diversity and inclusion is not only essential for compliance, it also identifies key selling points and best practices to utilise throughout the recruitment process. more »

January 21, 2015
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What Choice is your Employer Brand Offering your Most Important and Neglected Talent Audience?

Major decisions and choices are beginning to dominate the landscape for many of us. More important even than choosing quietly to forget December’s New Year’s resolutions more »

January 21, 2015
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Recruitment Tips: How to Spot When a Candidate is Lying

According to a recent recruitment survey, 58% of hiring managers have caught lies on a CV. Nor do the lies stop there, with 4 out of 5 people lying about their professional attributes during job interviews. more »

January 21, 2015
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Do These 11 Things, Find a Lot More Candidates on LinkedIn

Whether you’re in the Matt Charney camp, or the camp occupied by the likes of Irina Shamaeva and Glen Cathey, LinkedIn is one site where you must use Boolean search to get the best results. more »

January 21, 2015
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Stop Tracking Applicants and Join the Hiring Success Movement

For far too long recruiting technology has not been aligned with hiring success and applicant tracking systems have been designed to do just that – track applicants. more »

January 21, 2015
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Improving your Recruitment : Understanding What it is That Employees Value Most

A “one size for everyone” method to recruitment may have benefits when it comes to consistency, but these day’s with all the changing attitudes and priorities towards work, a more malleable approach is needed. more »

January 21, 2015
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Sonru to Exhibit Award Winning Product at ‘Must Attend’ Event for Recruitment Professionals

Visitors to the In House Recruitment Expo on the 20th and 21st January will be able to meet directly with award winning video interview specialist Sonru more »

January 20, 2015
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Recruiters’ ROI Measured by Less than Half of Businesses

The ROI of recruitment agencies is measured by less than half of businesses (44%) when hiring permanent staff, according to new research. more »

January 20, 2015
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Be Warned: Employees Want More Money in 2015, and Some are Willing to Quit to Get it

Looks like employee are feeling a little more confident about asking for more money this year — and a substantial number say they’ll quit if they don’t get a raise.   more »

January 20, 2015
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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Hiring Process

Business owners rarely have time to completely involve themselves in hiring new employees. Using strategies listed in the article, they can develop new and simplified approaches toward hiring more »

January 20, 2015
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Choosing Social Media Recruiting Platforms

As recruitment trends go, it would be hard to ignore social media recruiting. While “only” 36% of recruiters used social media recruiting in 2013, 44% used it in 2014, and that growth is expected to continue. more »

January 20, 2015
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For 70% of Candidates, Online Applications Are a Turnoff

Like most other processes in the modern world, recruitment has gone digital. Hiring managers and job seekers alike are abandoning the traditional paper resume and turning to fully online job applications. more »

January 20, 2015
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Infographic: The Importance of Employee Engagement

The impact that employee engagement can have on a company’s bottom line is astonishing. Engaged2Perform have created an infographic to demonstrate the the importance and benefits of keeping your employees engaged more »

January 20, 2015
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5 Ways to Drive Real Innovation in Recruitment and Talent Acquisition

In general, recruiting isn’t usually viewed as the department or industry where innovation happens. It is common that business leaders and others outside of our industries, don’t always understand, or grasp everything it takes to recruit more »

January 20, 2015
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Employment in Britain Rises at Twice the Rate of Other European Countries

Britain is taking jobseekers off the benefits bill at the fastest rate in Europe, new figures show, with 11,000 people returning to work each week. more »

January 19, 2015
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Looking out for Top Tech Talent

When I was challenged to double the size of the technology team at YouView I knew that, in a competitive technology industry, my challenge was to attract the very best candidates. more »

January 19, 2015
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Demand for Talent up 29% as 1 in 3 UK Workers Plan to Move Jobs

Professional recruitment firms now have 29% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). more »

January 19, 2015
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London Employment Monitor December 2014

“We saw tired executives taking Christmas breaks earlier than in previous years,” says Hakan Enver, Operations Director, Morgan McKinley Financial Services. more »

January 19, 2015
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3 Ways Small Businesses Can Use LinkedIn to Hook the Big Fish

It’s true that it doesn’t take millions of dollars or an army of recruiters to find and engage with top talent on LinkedIn. But don’t take our word for it. more »

January 19, 2015
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Social Recruiting Strategy Tips To Help You Identify the Ideal Candidate

Traditional methods businesses have used to find new people to hire are rapidly evolving. The rise of social media has had a major effect on recruiting in the past few years more »

January 19, 2015
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Why the Best Companies are Always Recruiting

As any recruiter will tell you, an often heard phrase from clients is “We’re not recruiting at the minute” or even more bizarre still “we don’t recruit”. more »

January 19, 2015
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3 Essential Secrets to Retaining Your Best Employees

You can’t do it all alone. In order to succeed, it’s essential to build exactly the kind of staff you want. But building your staff doesn’t end at the hiring process. more »

January 19, 2015
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2015 to Mark Large Growth in Graduate Jobs at UK’s Top 100 Employers

Graduate recruitment in 2015 is to reach its highest level at Britain’s top businesses in more than a decade and those graduating this summer will be paid higher salaries, claims a study by High Fliers Research. more »

January 19, 2015
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6 Social Media Recruiting Strategies that you Should be Using

The advent of Social media no doubt has made a recruiter’s job relatively easy and has also improved their performance on the whole. more »

January 16, 2015
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How Mobile is Revolutionizing Recruiting: Q&A with Alan Lepofsky

The mobile revolution has already started to transform the way we get things done at work, but how is it changing the way people get hired in the first place? more »

January 16, 2015
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Bosses’ Reputations Put 20% Off Accepting Job

A fifth of people would turn down a job offer if their new manager had a bad reputation, according to new research released today from HR Services group Penna. more »

January 16, 2015
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Which Fictional Recruiter are You?

We’re not quite sure how any recruitment professional worth their salt can get through work without knowing which fictional recruiter they are. more »

January 16, 2015
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Do These 2 Things to Attract More Candidates If You Haven’t Yet

As we go farther into the 2015, many companies I do business with are ramping up hiring. more »

January 16, 2015
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Insights from LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Survey

Job boards vs. social media: What’s the most significant source of hire for companies globally? more »

January 16, 2015
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