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The Top Employers Hiring In 25 Major Metro Areas

The most recent Employment Outlook report from job search aggregator SimplyHired contains a lot of good news for those seeking healthcare and finance jobs in major metros. more »

October 24, 2014
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The UK is Still Behind Germany and These 10 Others on Female Employment

Employment has risen dramatically since the financial crisis – but how well have women done out of the recovery? more »

October 24, 2014
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Employer Pays the Price of Poorly Advised Claimant

A ‘wasted costs’ order against a 17-year-old’s solicitor fails on lack of evidence In the case Robinson and Ojo v Hall Gregory Recruitment more »

October 24, 2014
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UK’s Rebounding Economy Sees Slowing Industrial Orders, Retail Sales

Britain’s brisk economic recovery is showing more signs of cooling after shoppers bought less, exporters took a hit from Europe’s slump and banks approved the fewest mortgages in more than a year. more »

October 24, 2014
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Spanish Unemployment Lowest Since 2011 as Economy Grows

Spain’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest since the end of 2011 in the third quarter as its economy turned into one of the fastest-growing in the euro region. more »

October 24, 2014
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France’s Troubled Economy ‘Remains Stuck in Reverse’ as Businesses Cut Jobs at Fastest Pace for Year and a Half

France’s troubled economy ‘remained stuck in reverse’ this month as businesses cut jobs at the fastest pace for a year and a half, figures showed yesterday. more »

October 24, 2014
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Is A Global Economic Storm Brewing?

In recent weeks we’ve been hearing a lot about deflation and how damaging it is to an economy. In fact, as the global economy slows, the possibility of deflation rises. more »

October 24, 2014
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Which Job Boards Are Used by California’s Employment Professionals?

Which job boards are used by California’s employment professionals today? Earlier this month, Transmosis, the tech group dedicated to fuller employment in California more »

October 24, 2014
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International Expansion – Manchester

“In Germany our average fee is twice that of the UK.”
James Parsons, CEO, Arrows Group – at WLIR Conference 2014. more »

October 24, 2014
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Hundreds of IT jobs to be created in south Wales by CGI UK

More than 620 IT jobs are being promised for south Wales after a Canadian firm announced it would expand its Bridgend base. more »

October 24, 2014
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What does your Employer Brand Promise?

Now I’m not an employer branding specialist, I don’t have training in how employer brands should be put together or indeed any methodologies that are used more »

October 24, 2014
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Unemployment Falls Below Two Million

UK unemployment has seen the largest annual fall since records began more than 40 years ago, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures. more »

October 24, 2014
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The RI Awards 2014 – Australia

Enter the RI Australia Awards today where a panel of independent judges, industry professionals and HR experts judge a select number of categories. more »

October 24, 2014
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RI Awards 2014 – UK

You are now cordially invited to enter your company or an outstanding individual for the RI Awards 2014.  Submissions are now being accepted for the industry’s most prestigious Awards – they are FREE to enter and won purely on merit!   more »

October 24, 2014
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3 More Effective Recruitment Solutions

Effective recruiting is rapidly becoming a top competitive advantage in business. Companies need recruitment solutions that can shorten the time to hire more »

October 24, 2014
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6 Things You Should Know About Social Recruiting

Employers are optimistic about growth and hiring over the next 12 months, and yet they also expect that filling these new jobs will challenging. more »

October 24, 2014
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The Engagement Economy Starts with Your Candidate

We all know that the candidate experience is a major part of employee engagement but often times we can’t see beyond the initial touch points. more »

October 24, 2014
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Fix Britain’s Broken Workplaces!

A major new Smith Institute report, written by Ed Sweeney, the former chair of the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) more »

October 24, 2014
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December Deals 2014

Our December Deal Day is different to other exhibitions, shows or demo opportunities on the market. more »

October 24, 2014
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Appoints Industry Heavyweight as Regional Director

Specialist IT and Oil & Gas recruitment company Opus Recruitment Solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Garie Dale as Regional Director for London. more »

October 23, 2014
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Here Are Google’s 9 Hiring ‘Dos’ And ‘Don’ts’

Many Google employees say one of the best perks of working for the company is being surrounded by other incredibly smart, creative people. more »

October 23, 2014
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Employers are Hiring More Slowly Than at Any Time Since 2001

The average number of days it took to fill an open position rose to 26.5 working days, according to a new study. If a company where you’ve applied for a job seems to be taking a long time to get back to you about it more »

October 23, 2014
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Pay Raises are Rarer Despite Strong U.S. Hiring… and they Could Remain Weak for Months, says New Study

Hiring in U.S. firms might be strong, but don’t expect a pay raise anytime soon, says a new study. Only 24 per cent of companies increased employees’ wages and salaries in the July-September quarter more »

October 23, 2014
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The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup

Startups face some of the most formidable odds in hiring. New companies often vie against billion-dollar corporations for quality talent. The salaries that these behemoths can offer far outpaces what’s offered by young firms. more »

October 23, 2014
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Part-timers Add to NHS Recruitment Crisis: Report finds Growing Number of GPs who Juggle Family Life or Managerial Roles

Rising numbers of part-time GPs are contributing to a recruitment crisis in the NHS, a report has warned.More than half of family doctors are women and many work only a few days a week more »

October 23, 2014
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Unemployment in Wales Continues to Fall but Employment Levels are Worsening Shows Latest ONS Data

Unemployment in Wales has fallen by a further 3,000 to stand at 94,000 but the number of those in employment has declined,  according to official figures from the ONS. more »

October 23, 2014
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r82

Are you Breaking Employment Laws? 10 Common Mistakes that Businesses Make

Do you know about the recent changes to dismissal claims, flexible working, sick pay, holiday pay and more? more »

October 23, 2014
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Are Falling Employment Tribunal Figures Good for Business?

DATA from legal expenses insurer DAS shows a fall in the number of employment cases being taken to tribunal. Comparing the first six months of 2013 and 2014 numbers have dropped by a third. more »

October 23, 2014
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Graduate Employment: Degrees of Relevance

A degree is no longer a guarantee of a good job as more graduates face underemployment, working in jobs that pay less well or require lower-level skills than their qualification prepares them for. more »

October 23, 2014
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Tech Employment: Nice Perk if you can get it…

You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. And it seems you can’t make a cyber-fortune without freezing a few either. News emerged this week that Apple and Facebook more »

October 23, 2014
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Construction Employment Grows in Most US States

Construction employers added jobs in 39 US states in the last year, according to a new analysis of government data by Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). more »

October 23, 2014
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UK Skills Shortage: Bad Hires Cost Businesses £14,000 Each

The skills shortage is an oft-cited obstacle for small firms, but now new research has found each bad hire costs businesses £13,799. Ouch. more »

October 23, 2014
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What Everybody Ought To Know About Social Recruiting

Recruiters and human resources professionals are increasingly using social media to reach out to candidates, especially on LinkedIn and Twitter. more »

October 23, 2014
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Three Simple Strategies to Secure the Best Talent

Jim Collins once said that great vision without great people is irrelevant. For your business to thrive, you need to secure candidates with talent, passion and the drive to turn vision into reality. more »

October 23, 2014
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ERE Webinar: Attract Top Talent With Your Employer Brand

A lot of questions can be asked to self evaluate whether or not your employer brand is effective, such as “does your employee value proposition match with the employee experience you actually deliver?” more »

October 23, 2014
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Is Big Data a Good Recruiting Tool?

The recruiting process can get pretty complicated, especially when multiple applicants with varying work backgrounds are vying for the same position. more »

October 23, 2014
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Bad Hires Hurting Small Businesses as a Quarter of them Admit to Hiring After only one Interview

The skills shortage is having a negative impact on small business recruitment, with over half of small businesses (51%) claiming that a lack of applications is resulting in bad hires. more »

October 23, 2014
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Top Tips for a Healthy Workforce

In today’s workplace, employee wellness has moved high up the list of priorities. more »

October 23, 2014
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Recruiters – 4 Reasons You Need to Go Beyond the Resume

There’s no doubt that resumes are a useful tool in recruiting but given how much the profession has changed over recent years, it seems strange that some still rely on these alone. more »

October 23, 2014
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The ‘When to Hire’ Study

Attracting talent to your job at the right time – that’s recruiting. SmartRecruiters’ Data Scientist Kasia Senderowska conducted the ‘When to Hire’ study. more »

October 22, 2014
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r75

Employer Branding – Focus on the Business Outcomes not the Methodology

Whenever I  begin working with a new client, my first task is to understand the landscape. Often what people think they want is not always what they actually need. more »

October 22, 2014
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Royal Mail to Recruit 19,000 People to Help with Christmas Rush

Royal Mail is recruiting 19,000 people to help out with bulging post bags over Christmas. The privatised postal operator will take on 15,000 in England more »

October 22, 2014
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Examining the Growing Trend of ‘Ban the Box’

Employers often seek as much information as possible about their candidates and the strengths and competencies they can bring to the company. But is asking about their criminal history during the application process going too far? more »

October 22, 2014
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5 Mistakes to Avoid During the Hiring Process

The hiring process is fraught with challenges: Vetting the top candidates, finding the best match and hiring the right person for the position are among the many challenges HR, recruiters and small business owners all face. more »

October 22, 2014
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In Defense of Employee Engagement

Regular readers of HR Examiner have gotten a heavy dose of opinions in recent months, labeling employee engagement as “voodoo” and worse. more »

October 22, 2014
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Crisis cost 5 million jobs in Europe as Turkey boosted employment

The global crisis is behind us, almost six years on. Even though the epicenter was the United States more »

October 21, 2014
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Graduate Recruitment: What Other Industries Can Learn From The Digital Industry

When it comes to industries that appeal to graduates, it’s fair to say that the digital industry is pretty high up in the pecking order – and it’s not hard to see why. more »

October 21, 2014
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4 Things Recruiters Can Learn From Astronauts

A few days ago Astronaut Barry Willmore, and Cosmonauts Elena Serova, and Alexander Samokutyaev were blasted skyward in their Soyuz capsule more »

October 21, 2014
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APSCo Awards for Excellence 2014 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2014 APSCo Awards for Excellence – sponsored by RBS and Danbro – were announced yesterday (20th October) at a business lunch with guest speaker Susan Scott-Parker OBE. more »

October 21, 2014
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Some Quick Thoughts on Big Data and Metrics

A lot of companies have been talking about big data lately, but what does mean for us in HR and talent acquisition? more »

October 21, 2014
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How Recruiters Can Learn From Baseball & Talent Development in the Minor Leagues

I’ve mentioned before that talent is the number one priority for CEOs in 2014 from the Conference Board. Two strategies really exist in order to recruiting more »

October 21, 2014
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Netherlands – Online Job Adverts up by a Fifth in Q3

The number of jobs advertised online across the Netherlands increased by +21.2% during the third quarter, compared with the same period last year, according to Big Data analytics tool, Jobfeed. more »

October 21, 2014
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Webinar: Candidate Location Tools: Google+ and Twitter

In this upcoming iCIMS webinar, your host, Andy Headworth will shed some light and bring some revolutionary new tips and tricks to the recruiting table. more »

October 21, 2014
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How to Recruit Internationally

For many growing companies, global expansion is an important component of future growth. And staffing that growth likely involves recruiting high-quality international more »

October 21, 2014
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September sees Slowdown in Job and Salary Growth

If any recruitment agency in Exeter, Manchester, Leeds or elsewhere in the United Kingdom wishes to get a comprehensive overview of the current state of the country’s labour market more »

October 21, 2014
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India’s Prime Minister Announces Reforms to Increase Job Creation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced labor reforms on Thursday, simplifying employment rules and aiming to give a lift to manufacturing and job creation. more »

October 21, 2014
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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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