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UK jobcentres are failing and need reforms

UK jobcentres should face competition, says thinktank

Jobcentres are failing to help about a third of their customers – mainly the long-term workless – and should be restructured to enable private companies and charities to compete with government providers more »

July 22, 2014
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Professional Job Opportunities in the UAE Rise 21% Quarter-on-Quarter

Professional job opportunities across the United Arab Emirates increased by 21% between Q1 2014 more »

July 22, 2014
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4 Steps Towards Expanding Your Recruitment Business

Right now, the UK recruitment industry is booming. Worth over £26.5 billion and expected to grow by a further 9.5% by the end of the financial year 2015/16 more »

July 22, 2014
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5 Reasons You’re Not Filling Roles

I once worked in a department that literally had as many open roles as we had people. With each day, we got further behind on our roadmap (despite everyone working a truly obscene number of hours). more »

July 22, 2014
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Recruiting on Google+ [A Guide To Getting Started]

So why aren’t more recruiters actively recruiting on Google+? At the time of recording the following getting started guide, Google+ had twice as many active users as LinkedIn more »

July 22, 2014
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The Last Strategic Recruiting Frontier — Sourcing Using Consumer Data

Recruiting leaders are constantly looking for strategic opportunities, which admittedly are rare in this progressive field. There is only one big missed opportunity in strategic recruiting and that is more »

July 22, 2014
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5 Tips to Attract and Recruit Talent

It’s notoriously difficult to attract and recruit top employees in the digital marketing industry. The continuous growth in this environment means it is becoming increasingly hard for agencies to recruit talent more »

July 22, 2014
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Hire for More Than Tech Ability? Think Googliness & Raw Talent

In a previous Forbes post, we considered the disconcerting reality that while we find ourselves in the midst of an unemployment crisis—one characterized by highly educated candidates who are unable to find skilled work more »

July 22, 2014
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Hiring 101: How To Prioritize Which Open Positions To Fill

Every HR professional and recruiter faces the challenge of knowing how to balance hiring needs, projecting what position and hires to prioritize and ensuring key people are in place to help accomplish business goals and needs. more »

July 22, 2014
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How to Use Content to Engage Talent on Social Media

I’m off to Santorini on holiday soon (I’m not showing off, this is related to recruiting, I promise) and I spent hours researching and reading hotel reviews online. more »

July 22, 2014
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Expert Interview with Marcos Lujan on Job Board Innovations

The task of searching and applying for a new job is stressful enough without adding the complication of trawling endless websites and job boards.  more »

July 22, 2014
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BBC News commits to digital investment amid loss of 220 jobs

BBC News has announced a restructure that will see the corporation invest more in digital transformation and original journalism. As part of the restructure, the BBC has also announced plans to save £48m per year by 2016/2017. more »

July 22, 2014
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6 Strategic Tips for Employers to Recruit on Social Media

Hiring talent starts with sourcing candidates, and the exponential growth of social media sites is now providing unprecedented access to the largest number of individuals who have posted their career experience more »

July 21, 2014
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UK economy to surpass pre-crisis levels thanks to fastest growth in G7

Britain’s economy has finally passed its pre-2008 financial crisis peak, figures released this week are expected to show. more »

July 21, 2014
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The young, skint and self-employed need a radical new labour market

To enter the set-design workshop you have to go through the dressmaking workshop more »

July 21, 2014
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Bank of Scotland report: Pay rises at survey-record rate

Starting salaries rose sharply last month on the back of a surge in demand for staff and an acute lack of available employees, according to a survey of recruiters. more »

July 21, 2014
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The Hiring Process: Steps and Statistics

When a job becomes available in your business it is important to find the most qualified candidate to fill the position. To do so, you and your hiring team will need to go through an extensive process more »

July 21, 2014
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How LinkedIn taught itself to hire the best people

Back in 2009, few engineers wanted to work for LinkedIn. It was a relative minnow as big Silicon Valley firms go, and not a particularly sexy one either. more »

July 21, 2014
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Top 5 most sought after IT skill-sets right now

For IT recruiters, the pursuit of talent is relentless. It’s a never-ending game of cat and mouse as IT industries are growing whilst supply is drastically limited. more »

July 21, 2014
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1 in 10 Brits Look for Jobs Outside the UK

Indeed Hiring Lab, a global research institute committed to advancing the knowledge of human resource and talent management professionals worldwide more »

July 21, 2014
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Over half of employers fire out ‘curveball’ questions to put interviewees to the test

Job interviews are nerve wracking at the best of times, but new research from job site Foosle.com has found that candidates are now facing tougher interviews than ever as ‘curveball’ questions more »

July 21, 2014
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‘Triple Peak’ for UK’s Economy: Professional Roles Reach Two Year High

Jobs, business optimism and economic output may have all reached new record highs this month according to new survey data from APSComore »

July 21, 2014
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UK salaries lag inflation despite employment recovery, report shows

Employment in the UK has returned to ‘pre-crash’ levels while wages remain low and their growth behind inflation more »

July 18, 2014
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Record-high UK employment sends pound to 2-year high vs euro

The euro fell below 79 pence for the first time since September 2012 on Wednesday more »

July 18, 2014
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Rising employment fails again to boost wages

Unemployment fell last month as Britain’s economy added jobs at an unprecedented pace, according to official figures. more »

July 18, 2014
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3 Must-Use Mobile Recruiting Strategies

From streaming movies to checking the weather, people are glued to their mobile devices these days. In fact, 44 percent of people sleep with their phone next to their bed because they don’t want to miss any calls more »

July 18, 2014
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The True Lesson From Comcast: Hiring is Everything

Have you spent eight minutes of your time listening to the brutal customer service retention call between tech journalist, Ryan Bock and the retention specialist? more »

July 18, 2014
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Building an Employer Brand that Attracts Top Talent

Does your company reputation attract job candidates in droves or send them fleeing to shinier competitors? In this new age of workplace transparency and social media, a company’s culture more »

July 18, 2014
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These Metrics Will Transform Your Recruiting Strategy – Here’s How

The smartest talent acquisition teams in the recruiting industry today have moved away from the “post and pray” model, relying instead on data to pinpoint the best hiring sources and support recruiting decisions. more »

July 18, 2014
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Engagement in the Digital Age

At the Compensation Café I’ve written a lot about workforce engagement, touching on salary, rewards, tangible and intangible benefits, company culture, career development, recognition and even workspace design. more »

July 18, 2014
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UK third most desirable job market worldwide, research finds

The UK has the third most desirable job market worldwide, with one in 10 searches for UK jobs coming from international jobseekers, a report has found. more »

July 18, 2014
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Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence Survey Q2 2014

Along with all of the data on Glassdoor’s own jobs and careers community, the firm runs a quarterly survey of employee confidence, conducted by Harris Interactive. more »

July 18, 2014
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Should We Get Excited About New Assessment Tools?

I have long been interested in psychology and technology. Psychology provides some of the best theories and methods for understanding human behavior. more »

July 18, 2014
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Big Data, Big Problems: Why Relevant Data Matters Most

This past spring in Philadelphia, I had the honor to serve as the emcee for the 2014 iTalent HR Technology Competition, thrown in conjunction with the Human Resources Outsourcing Association’s HRO Today North America Summit in Philadelphia. more »

July 18, 2014
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The Right Way To Turn Down a Job Applicant

It’s not easy to give someone disappointing news, especially for people who prefer to avoid confrontation out of fear of hurting another person’s feelings. more »

July 18, 2014
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Hiring Collaboration: Value Your Colleagues’ Opinions

The importance of valuing your colleagues opinions when hiring is proving to be a vital component to a successful hire. As we all should know, successful hiring of the RIGHT people is the #1 factor that enables a company to grow and thrive. more »

July 18, 2014
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What Lebron James can Teach us about Employee Engagement

You don’t need to be a die-hard basketball fan to know who LeBron James is.  You don’t need to follow sports to know he announced he was going to be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. more »

July 18, 2014
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5 Ways to Optimize Your Recruiting and Hiring Strategy

Learning to optimize your recruiting and hiring strategy can not only save your recruiters and marketing teams time, but they will be able to increase their ROI in a shorter amount of time. more »

July 18, 2014
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Only 39% of businesses use mobile sites

On 26 June over 150 global talent and HR leaders will be discussing five of the most critical talent and HR challenges at the 8th annual Talent Management event. more »

July 17, 2014
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The Psychology of Hiring Top Talent

Candidate psychology is a deciding factor in your ability to hire top talent. A basic understanding of recruitment psychology can help you determine what drives the candidates you want to hire more »

July 17, 2014
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How Social Media Has Transformed Talent Acquisition

What used to be a world consumed by job boards, applications, automation and job hunters is now a place of social recruiting – one where referrals, analytics and integrated recruiting rule. more »

July 17, 2014
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How Video Can Boost Employee Engagement

With today’s complex business environment, keeping the workforce happy, motivated and productive is more challenging than ever. But employers may have found a new tool in boosting the ever-elusive measure of employee engagement. more »

July 17, 2014
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3 Ways Creative Engagement Hatches Employee Engagement

Creative engagement and employee engagement are the chicken and the egg. Or the egg and the chicken. Impossible to know which comes first because they so strongly reinforce each other. more »

July 17, 2014
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Are Your Job Candidates Lying? Complimentary Webinar

Last month, we had a lively panel discussion on how to combat resume fraud through effective employment background screening techniques featuring experts from EmployeeScreenIQ more »

July 17, 2014
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UK unemployment falls to six year low of 2.12m

UK unemployment fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million in the three months to May, official figures show. The figure is the lowest level in nearly six years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). more »

July 17, 2014
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Mapping the World of Job Search: Where People Search & Why

As the fierce global competition for the best talent ramps up around the world, where will candidates come from and how will employers attract people to the locations where jobs are available? more »

July 17, 2014
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40 to 1: good odds for graduate jobs?

It was reported last week that an average of 40 graduates will compete for each graduate job. This came in tandem with reports that new graduate recruitment is up 11.6 per cent on last year – cooee. Finally, some good news. more »

July 17, 2014
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One Click Umbrella the first umbrella company to pass new IOR umbrella audit

Institute of Recruiters (IOR), the professional body for recruiters & HR, has teamed up with international law firm Eversheds to launch a new umbrella audit ‘Safe Umbrella’. more »

July 17, 2014
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Recruitment trend alert! Why everyone’s sonrufying their hiring process…

Where once we were a proper noun, Sonru has broken through the lexicon of our clients and we have achieved verb status! That’s right, if you’re one of our many clients you no longer interview candidates, you Sonrufy them! more »

July 16, 2014
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APSCo appoints Tweedy as Head of Communications

Roger Tweedy has been appointed as Head of Communications at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). more »

July 16, 2014
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Job Forecast: Hiring Looks Sunny in Second Half of 2014

Nearly half of U.S. employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount over the next six months — quite an improvement over the same period a year ago, according to CareerBuilder’s mid-year job forecast. more »

July 16, 2014
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Interview: Denis Pennel – The labour market will never return to pre-crisis conditions

Emerging from one of the longest periods of recession in history, businesses and the staffing industry will have to accept that we will not return to pre-crisis labour market conditions, according to Denis Pennel more »

July 16, 2014
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UK – City jobs down in June, negatively impacted by bank holidays

Job opportunities in the City increased by +10% during June 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest Morgan McKinley Employment Monitor. Compared with May, the number of jobs increased by +15%. more »

July 16, 2014
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Top 5 Things Every Recruiter Must Have [INFOGRAPHIC]

Our friend Greg Savage has put together this infographic summarising 5 things that every recruiter must have to survive. You can see them in the infographic below – are there any you’d add? more »

July 16, 2014
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How Much Should You Trust a Job Candidate’s LinkedIn Profile?

A new study shows that while LinkedIn profiles offer a good barometer of a job candidate’s background and experience, they can’t help employers gauge the person’s demeanor and attitude. more »

July 16, 2014
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Don’t Write Any Old Job Postings — Make Yours Stand Out

Newsflash: You don’t have to go all Lady Gaga with your job postings to make them stand out to potential candidates. All you need are a few helpful tips to help spice yours up. more »

July 16, 2014
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What HR can do to reduce unconscious bias against disabled people in the workplace

It is now nearly 20 years since the passing of the first Disability Discrimination Act outlawed discrimination against those with a disability. more »

July 16, 2014
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U.K. Staffing M&A: 2013 Review and 2014 Predictions

2013 was a year of change in M&A for recruitment businesses and potentially pivotal for 2014 and beyond. In football parlance, 2013 could be described as a year “of two halves.” more »

July 16, 2014
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Africa’s growing energy sector now offers more top paying jobs than Middle East

Africa’s booming energy sector now accounts for 13% of the best paying roles advertised for international oil and gas experts, more than the Middle East, according to new research by Von Essen more »

July 16, 2014
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Subliminal Sourcing: Courting Candidates Through the Subconscious?

Like many scientific advances, the progression of neuroscience over the latter half of the twentieth century has been both wonderful and slightly disturbing to watch. more »

July 15, 2014
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Eurozone risks falling into deflation, IMF warns

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The Guardian: The eurozone recovery is weak, its financial markets too fragmented more »

July 15, 2014
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Young hit hardest by recession, says IFS

Young people were hit far harder by the recession than older generations, a report has found. more »

July 15, 2014
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Graduate recruitment at ‘pre-recession high’

Graduate recruitment in 2014 is at its highest level since before the financial crisis, with more and more employers confident about their growth potential. more »

July 15, 2014
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SMEs should be wary of using social media to check out potential employees, says Steve Girdler

SMEs should be wary of relying on social media for recruitment because there is no way of verifying the information they learn more »

July 15, 2014
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Self-employment construction

The self-employed are like canaries in the mine: yet Osborne and Carney ignore all 4.5 million of them

Whether you view the self-employed as the silent victims of our invidious jobs market more »

July 15, 2014
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Employment rises at record pace says PMI survey

Private sector staffing levels hit record levels in June, new research suggests. The latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) Report more »

July 15, 2014
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Graduates: What can young talent bring to the technology industry?

The need for greater tech skills in the UK is a well debated issue, with many claiming there is still a big shortage. more »

July 15, 2014
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The BAD Candidate Experience: Alive & Kicking

Every time I think we are past it – over it – ready to mark “the bad candidate experience” as a bad part of HR history, I hear another story.  Every single time.  more »

July 15, 2014
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15 Ultra-bold Recruiting Practices — Are You Falling Behind Your Competitors?

In case you haven’t noticed, the world of corporate recruiting has become so intense that formerly rare aggressive and ultra-bold recruiting practices are now becoming mainstream. more »

July 15, 2014
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France – Temporary worker numbers up

The number of temporary workers in France increased by +5.2% during May 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to figures from the French job centre Pôle Emploi. more »

July 15, 2014
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