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r77

The Obvious Solution to an Age Old Recruitment Problem

To say that the UK recruitment industry is performing well would be perhaps one of the greatest understatements of all time. more »

September 2, 2014
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Manufacturing First in British Economy to Feel the Heat from Ukraine Crisis

Britain’s manufacturers suffered a sharp slowdown last month as the Ukraine crisis showed the first signs of hitting the UK economy. more »

September 2, 2014
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EU-US Trade Deal Could Add £10bn to UK Economy a Year, Claims Minister

The government has rebutted accusations that a vast free trade deal being negotiated between the EU and the US will act as a cover to privatise the NHS more »

September 2, 2014
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r62

Is Now the Right Time to Hire More Staff?

Improving confidence in the economy means that many companies across the UK are now planning to hire more staff. So should you consider taking on new employees too? more »

September 2, 2014
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r67

German Employment Minister Proposes ‘Anti-Stress’ Law

German federal minister of labour and social affairs Andrea Nahles has commissioned a report on workplace stress with the prospect of introducing an “anti-stress” law. more »

September 2, 2014
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r61

Food and Drink Sector ‘Could Create 10,000 Jobs’

Nearly 10,000 additional jobs could be created in Scotland’s food and drink sector over the next five years, according to a new report. more »

September 2, 2014
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r60

Skilled Foreign Workers Boost Economy, says Lloyds Bank

Highly-skilled workers from abroad are filling many senior and technical roles in the UK, contributing up to £210 billion to the economy, according to a report by Lloyds Banking Group. more »

September 2, 2014
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r59

Europe – Temporary Recruitment Helps Combat Black Economy

The Baltic states, the Balkans, and most of the Europe’s emerging countries represent the biggest black economies in Europe more »

September 2, 2014
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r58

Europe – Growth in Agency Work Slows During May

The number of hours worked by agency workers across Europe increased by +0.8% in May 2014, compared with the same month last year more »

September 2, 2014
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r57

False Self Employment and Recruitment Law Update

Brabners LLP and Mazars LLPare delighted to be joining forces on Thursday 11 September in Manchester to bring you a recruitment law update. more »

September 2, 2014
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r50

Men Outpacing Women in Job Gains

Job growth has accelerated this year, but women are falling behind. Women occupy 45% of all jobs gained over the past 12 months more »

September 2, 2014
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r54

How to be More Successful at Sales Executive Recruitment

Every company wants to hire better sales executives, rather than have to dip repeatedly into their talent pools for new recruits to replace under performers. more »

September 2, 2014
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What Sort of Employment Brand is Your Online Presence Communicating?

One of the biggest talent acquisition trends of the past year has been implementing effective employment branding strategies. more »

September 2, 2014
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r53

Moving Engineering (and Really All) Recruiting Strategies Into The Future

If you have been following this month’s blog posts, you might have noticed a reoccurring theme. August was all about engineering jobs, staffing and recruiting challenges more »

September 2, 2014
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r55

10 More Reasons Why You Should Consider the ‘Overqualified’

Yesterday, I listed 10 reasons hire the overqualified candidate. Today, I’ll list 10 more. The 20 different reasons or benefits associated with hiring overqualified candidates fall into three categories more »

September 2, 2014
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r52

Manufacturing Activity Slows to 14-month Low as Demand from the Eurozone Weakens Amid Geopolitical Tensions

UK manufacturing growth cooled in August, with output, new orders and new jobs still growing, but at the slowest pace in 14 months, according to a survey more »

September 2, 2014
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r51

Internet of Things-Specific Job Titles Becoming More Common — Here’s Why

As the Internet of Things continues to cement its place in the headlines with seemingly every tech business looking to lead the discussion (and the innovation) more »

September 2, 2014
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r49

Graduates Suffer Six-Year Freeze in Starting Salaries

UK employers have frozen graduate starting salaries for a sixth consecutive year, according to the latest XpertHR Benchmarking research on the graduate labour market. more »

September 1, 2014
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r48

Supply Chain Apprenticeships are Welcome, but the Talent and Leadership Gap Remains

The recent creation of apprenticeships for Scottish-based youngsters will help encourage them into a career in purchasing and supply chain, and is an important ingredient in filling the local talent gap. more »

September 1, 2014
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r15

Tiers Are Not Enough As Employees Reject Job Titles

Young Scots jobseekers are increasingly looking to reject attractive job titles in favour of choosing the ‘right company’ to work for when making their career choice, according to Scotland’s leading recruitment platform. more »

September 1, 2014
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1 in 3 Workers say Leaving the Office Increases their Productivity

More than one in three workers (34%) believe that leaving their regular working environment brings about a boost more »

September 1, 2014
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How In-House HR Shared Service Centres Can Save Even More Time

Shared HR service centres have been growing in popularity and use for many years and the economic times we have endured have placed an even greater emphasis on saving costs and time. more »

September 1, 2014
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r20

How to Win the War for the Best Employees

Think it’s expensive to hire the perfect candidate? Try hiring a poor quality candidate. With recent research revealing that 81% of employers intend to hire permanent staff in the next quarter more »

September 1, 2014
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r17

Reclaim your Bank Holiday!

August 25th marked the last bank holiday of the summer and provided millions of employees across the UK with an opportunity to enjoy a “bonus day” with their friends and family. more »

September 1, 2014
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r42

Demand for Professional Talent up 22% on 2013 as 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 1, 2014
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r41

UK Jobs Boost: Hiring up by a Fifth in a Year

PROFESSIONAL recruiters have seen a solid uptick in the number of advertised vacancies, up by more than a fifth since the same period last year. more »

September 1, 2014
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UK Companies Remain Confident about Economic Outlook

Growth in UK manufacturing has eased back to more moderate levels, but companies remain confident about the economic outlook, according to a new study. more »

September 1, 2014
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r39

ONS Figures: Scotland’s Employment Rate at ‘Record’ High

Scotland’s employment rate has reached its highest level since records began in 1992, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). more »

September 1, 2014
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r38

Harsh Realities of Growth in Self-Employment for Britain’s Older Workers

Britain, it sometimes seems, has become the self-employment capital of Europe (though in reality it is not clear that we are any more likely to be self-employed than in other European countries). more »

September 1, 2014
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r37

Australia’s Youth Under-Employment Above 15pc, Highest Level in Almost Four Decades

The under-employment of young Australians has hit its highest level in nearly four decades, at more than 15 per cent. more »

September 1, 2014
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r36

Are Universities Fudging Employment Figures?

It’s an exciting time for thousands of young people around the UK who, having secured their places at university, can now look forward to the huge step of starting their degrees in September. more »

September 1, 2014
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r35

Drop in the Number of Young People Needing Employment

The figures were published by the Department of Education on August 21 and show an encouraging decrease in the number of unemployed 16-24 years olds in the area for the second quarter of 2014. more »

September 1, 2014
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r34

The Changing Face of Temporary Employment

Temps aren’t just employees who sort mail and answer the boss’s phone. The work of temping has changed vastly — today 42 percent of temporary workers labor in light industry or warehouses. more »

September 1, 2014
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r114

Applicant Tracking System Software: Small Business BuyerView 2014

Every year, Software Advice speaks to thousands of buyers in the market for applicant tracking system (ATS) software. The vast majority of these buyers are from small businesses more »

September 1, 2014
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r24

5 Articles that Show LinkedIn is the Social Recruiting Powerhouse

There is no doubt that when it comes to social media, recruiters are most at home with LinkedIn more »

September 1, 2014
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r33

UK Would Not Lose 3 Million Jobs If It Left The European Union

Well, of course, the UK would lose 3 million jobs in the year it left the European Union because the UK loses 3 million jobs each and every year. more »

September 1, 2014
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Indeed UK Monthly Employment Index: July 2014

In line with declining national unemployment rates, July data from Indeed shows that the availability of jobs in the UK has increased across all sectors since July 2013. more »

September 1, 2014
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r18

Perm Recruitment on the Up – How to Increase your Fees AND Save Time

According to the latest REC/ KPMG report on jobs, permanent placements have risen at their fastest rate in five months. Consultancies placed greater numbers of people into permanent and temporary roles during July more »

September 1, 2014
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r117

The Pre-Application Stage: Attracting the Best Talent

Increasingly talent is conceptualised as a commodity, to be quantified and measured. Companies are re-directing sales and marketing principles to the hiring process more »

September 1, 2014
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r27

Recruiting on Twitter: Overcoming the Challenges

Even though it’s a few months old, I only recently came across an article by Jennifer Miller-Merrell on Twitter Job Cards. more »

September 1, 2014
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r26

Unemployment Levels Remain Unchanged in July

Unemployment across the Eurozone was 11.5% in July 2014, unchanged compared with June 2014, but down from 11.9% in July 2013, according to the latest figures from Eurostat more »

September 1, 2014
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r32

Attracting Great Applicants when Qualified People are Scarce

More than three in four employers say they’re struggling to find qualified people to fill their open positions. more »

September 1, 2014
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r30

The Key to Closing Interested Candidates

I hear the most outrageous garbage advice every day, and one of the latest bits is “The hiring manager doesn’t have to sell the job to job candidates. more »

September 1, 2014
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r25

Why I Do All My Recruiting Through LinkedIn

Recruiting the right team member is always difficult. I start off knowing that I need someone to perform a task, and imagine what qualities that person might possess. more »

August 29, 2014
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r24

LinkedIn Has Already Shaken Up The Way Professionals Are Hired – And It’s Just Getting Started

A LOT of room in an office is a sign either of a blossoming company or a shrivelling one. Happily for Frank Han, the empty space at Kenandy more »

August 29, 2014
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r231

Here’s Why This CEO Finds All Her Employees Through LinkedIn

When it comes to hiring the perfect person, there’s a lot of information to wade through to narrow down your choices. more »

August 29, 2014
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r13

Employers Aren’t Just Whining: The “Skills Gap” Is Real

Paul Krugman and other notables dismiss the notion of a skills gap, though employers continue to claim they’re having trouble finding workers with the skills they need. more »

August 29, 2014
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r12

US Economy Grew at Robust 4.2% Pace in 2nd Quarter

The US Commerce Department raised its estimate for US economic growth to 4.2 percent Thursday, confirming the solid rebound from the first quarter’s steep contraction. more »

August 29, 2014
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r11

Rise of the Machines: How Robots are Taking Over All Aspects of Our Lives

Many of our livelihoods are under threat as boffins develop ‘droids capable of standing in for us - here are some of the most fascinating more »

August 29, 2014
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r10

Odd Jobs: the Online Careers you Never Knew Existed

Next time you ask, ‘And what do you do?’, you might be surprised by the response. Ethical hackers, Pinterest consultants and troll hunters are all stepping out from behind the screens and into the mainstream world of work. more »

August 29, 2014
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r9

Older People Being ‘Left Behind’ in Jobs Market

Older people are being given much less help and support to get them back into work compared with young people. That’s according to Welsh charity Prime Cymru more »

August 29, 2014
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r5

Harsh Realities of Growth in Self-Employment for Britain’s Older Workers

Britain, it sometimes seems, has become the self-employment capital of Europe (though in reality it is not clear that we are any more likely to be self-employed than in other European countries). more »

August 29, 2014
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r8

Japan’s Economy Signals Stagnation and Weakness

Japan’s economy has shown signs of stagnation and some weakness as households spent less and factory output stayed flat in July. Official data released on Friday also showed consumer inflation stayed unmoved at 3.3% from the month before. more »

August 29, 2014
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r4

Two Thirds of Retirees to Stay in Employment – Survey

Two thirds of employees approaching retirement are planning to stay in either paid or unpaid work once they retire from their full-time jobs, a survey suggests. more »

August 29, 2014
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r3

Neets: Britons Believe Firms Won’t Hire Young Without Work Experience

Britain’s high youth unemployment levels are thanks to employers not willing to take a chance on candidates without work experience, according to the results of a survey. more »

August 29, 2014
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r2

Women Trapped in Part-Time Jobs Earn Less than Living Wage

Almost two-thirds of women working part-time in some areas of the Westcountry earn less than the living wage, according to a new study. more »

August 29, 2014
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r1

A Stuttering Recovery is the Smokescreen for an Attack on European Employment Rights

The argument that strong employment rights are incompatible with economic growth has long exerted a strong influence on the minds of politicians. more »

August 29, 2014
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r11

5 Common Myths Employees Have About HR & Recruiting

I know many of you run into the same thing. You introduce yourself to someone in a non-professional setting—say a neighborhood picnic or some other social gathering. more »

August 29, 2014
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r9

Mind the Gap: Gender Pay Gap Biggest in 20 Years

Pay equality seems to be slipping further out of reach, with Australia’s gender pay gap at 18.2% – the highest point for the past two decades. more »

August 29, 2014
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r42

Top Tips for Recruiting Candidates for Jobs in the Middle East

While it may seem like a bit of a challenging proposition, recruiting candidates to work abroad simply requires a bit more calculation and tactical thought. more »

August 29, 2014
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r8

How to Lose a Candidate in 10 Days

From helpful advice to foreboding warnings, job seekers hear countless dos and don’ts when it comes to applying to, interviewing for, and nailing down a job. more »

August 29, 2014
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r7

4 Dimensions for Understanding Who’s Searching for Part-time Jobs

Last week in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke about the nation’s economic recovery and noted that despite signs of improvement more »

August 29, 2014
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r18

UK – Construction Talent Pool Shrinking as Demand for Workers Grows

While the construction industry is one of the first sectors to feel the full force of a recession, it is often among the last to show signs of recovery, reports Construction News. more »

August 29, 2014
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r17

Spain – Worker Mobility Hits Five-Year High

A quarter (24%) of workers in Spain have either changed job in the same company or found another job in the first half of 2014, the highest level of labour mobility in five years more »

August 29, 2014
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r16

Germany – Recruitment outlook improves in August

Despite recent geopolitical crises in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, German companies have shown an increasing willingness to recruit, according to the latest Employment Barometer from the Institute for Economic Research (Ifo). more »

August 29, 2014
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r15

Employers ‘Concerned about Rise in Older Workers’

Employers estimate up to a third of their staff would struggle to continue in their current jobs past traditional retirement ages, research* for MetLife Employee Benefits shows. more »

August 29, 2014
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r14

What Marks out the Best Small Business Recruitment Software?

There are quite a few ways your small business can get a leg up in the recruitment game. You could scout for hires via social media, tap into online talent communities or brand your careers page. more »

August 29, 2014
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r13

6 Ways to Eliminate Gender Bias in the Workplace

Despite all the progress Peggy Olson and Joan Holloway are making at Sterling Cooper and Partners, gender bias is still very much present in today’s workplace. more »

August 29, 2014
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r12

eHarmony Wants to Match you with the Perfect Boss

Can a dating site play matchmaker for your career? eHarmony thinks it can. The company, facing an increasingly crowded market for online dating more »

August 29, 2014
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r6

IT Recruitment ‘Social Search Engine’ Deployed by Sainsbury, Tata, Cognizant

Sainsbury’s, Tata and Cognizant, are among the first organisations in the UK to adopt The IT Job Board’s Open Web social search engine as businesses both large and small increasingly turn to social networks more »

August 28, 2014
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