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UK – Majority of Businesses will have to Hire More Staff if Demand Increases

Four-in-10 UK employers (39%) have no capacity to take on more work without hiring additional staff, and a further 56% have only a little capacity more »

March 27, 2015
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Less than Half of Employed Graduates Felt “Prepared for Work”, Reports a New Survey

Graduates are struggling with the transition from university to employment, with just 43% reporting that they felt prepared for working life, reveals a new study. more »

March 27, 2015
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What Your Employer Brand Really Says To Candidates

There are already thousands of talent acquisition technology startups focusing on reinventing, revolutionizing or re-imagining recruiting more »

March 27, 2015
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Indonesia – Employees Highly Optimistic About Employment Market

Indonesian employees are highly optimistic about the employment market in the next 12 months, underlining the country’s positive economic performance over the last few years. more »

March 27, 2015
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Penna Report Says Recruitment Missing Out on Technology Help

A report from Penna suggests businesses are potentially disregarding technology that could revolutionise the way they recruit, retain and engage employees. more »

March 27, 2015
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Bad Hires Incurring Significant Costs for Businesses

HR professionals are finding it tough to hire capable employees, with one in 10 new recruits regarded as a ‘poor hiring decision’ according to research by Robert Half UK. more »

March 26, 2015
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Amp Up Your Social Recruiting With Hashtags

Now that sharing free updates on LinkedIn has become pretty well pointless, it’s time to up the ante on the other social networks by embracing hashtags. more »

March 26, 2015
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8 Things You Need To Do Before You Advertise A New Job

Picture the scene; your business is growing by the day and with the new financial year now in sight, you’ve realised that it’s probably time to hire some new employees to add to your existing team. more »

March 26, 2015
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Stop Hiring the Disengaged!

I’m always amazed when I see an obvious job mis-fit. If you’re like me, when you experience poor customer service from a person who is obviously ill-suited for the role you think, more »

March 26, 2015
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How Staffing Agencies Can Use Social Media for Candidate Attraction

Recruiting is in many ways a sales function. Not only does your timing have to be perfect, your message relevant and your ‘product’ flawless more »

March 26, 2015
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New Specialist Employment Scheme will Double the Number of Disabled People in Work

An estimated 1,000 more disabled people a year will benefit from specialist employment support thanks to a new scheme. more »

March 26, 2015
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Budget 2015: Employers and Recruiters Concerned About Lack of Focus on Education?

George Osbourne delivered an encouraging message for UK businesses in his final Budget before the general election this May, but there is concern over the lack of focus on education and skills. more »

March 25, 2015
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How to Write a Job Description

Attracting top talent to your organisation doesn’t just happen by chance. Aside from creating a compelling brand message and corporate culture more »

March 25, 2015
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4 in 10 Employed Brits Feel Unappreciated by Their boss

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘Too many chiefs, not enough Indians’? In todays society, it has become apparent that in some businesses there are too many employees who want to be managers more »

March 25, 2015
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Hiring in the Age of Transparency

When Joseph Roualdes decided to post a video from a 2011 scuba diving trip to Maui on social media, his intention was to share his memories with family and friends. more »

March 25, 2015
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8 Ways Companies Can Attract the Best Job Candidates

While employers often feel that it should be easy to attract great job candidates in a buyer’s market like this one, that’s not always the case.  more »

March 25, 2015
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5 Things Candidates Really Want from Job Postings

If you belong to the 75 percent of HR managers who are struggling to attract and recruit quality employees, it’s time to start considering what job seekers are looking for. more »

March 25, 2015
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How Job Seekers Use Social Media and Mobile in 2015

It’s been a long road to recovery, but the economy is finally bouncing back after the Great Recession. Businesses are growing, companies are hiring and quality talent is in high demand. more »

March 25, 2015
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Got Team Spirit? Building The Ideal Company Culture

If your business is a revolving door for employees, it’s probably not the pay or the customers. You might just have an issue with your company’s culture. more »

March 24, 2015
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Empower Your HR Team With Social Recruitment to Target Your Job-Seeking Community

On March 31 at 11 AM Pacific (2 PM Eastern Time), industry experts from Glassdoor, and Hootsuite will be hosting a webinar to discuss the impact social media is having on recruiting and branding. more »

March 24, 2015
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SRA Withdrawal from Graduate Recruitment Code Raises Prospect of TC Offers for Much Younger Students

Law firms could soon be recruiting trainees from a much younger pool of talent following the news that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is removing itself as a signatory to the Graduate Recruitment Code. more »

March 24, 2015
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Video Games Beat Interviews to Recruit the Very Best

Forget interviews. Being good at special video games could land you that plum job  – and help make recruitment a fairer process. more »

March 24, 2015
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The Benefits of Conducting Exit Interviews

1. They provide an opportunity to ‘make peace’ with disgruntled employees, who might otherwise leave with vengeful intentions.  more »

March 24, 2015
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How can I Make my Job Advert More Attractive?

Cream-of-the-crop candidates don’t have the same needs as most candidates looking for work. These top performers don’t just want another job; they want better jobs. more »

March 24, 2015
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Gain Positive Employer Branding With Effective Social Recruitment

How others perceive your company is vital to its continued success, and you have the opportunity to leave a strong impression with many people each day through your social media presence. more »

March 24, 2015
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4 Technologies that Reduce your Time to Hire

Top-class employees can be hard and time-consuming to find when some skills are scarce and the number of vacancies is high. more »

March 23, 2015
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Budget Boost as Employment Hits Record High

The UK has reached its highest level of employment since records began, with an employment rate of 73.3% for the three months up to January 2015. more »

March 23, 2015
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Eurozone Confidence Grows, but Much Depends on US

A growing number of eurozone companies are much more optimistic about the business prospects for 2015 than they were a year ago, according to the latest survey from Markit. more »

March 23, 2015
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How Much can One Interview Tell you About a Candidate?

As the UK economy inches its way out of recession, more and more companies are now looking to expand their workforce. For many, this presents a significant challenge more »

March 23, 2015
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25 Percent of your Competitors are Recruiting on LinkedIn

A lot of small businesses apparently had a good 2014. And they’re looking to grow during the early part of this year. more »

March 23, 2015
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How the 2015 Budget will Impact Recruiters

Chancellor George Osborne’s last Budget before the general election was generally agreed to have been his most political so far more »

March 23, 2015
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Young People Use Text Speak in Job Applications

Young jobseekers are submitting applications in text speak and need more help to prepare them for working life, according to a report. more »

March 20, 2015
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If You’re Still Doing What You’ve Always Done, It’s Time For An Operational Audit

Can’t see the forest for the trees. This old cliche refers to a circumstance where an individual is so close or involved in a situation that they are incapable of maintaining their perspective or view of the big picture. more »

March 20, 2015
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Employers Relying More On Agencies to Fill Their Toughest Jobs!

To fill their toughest healthcare and tech jobs, the nation’s employers are increasingly turning to staffing firms for help. more »

March 20, 2015
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5 “High-Tech” Hiring Practices to Improve Your Talent Pool

1. Post a job opening on an online job board – Even if you don’t have a fancy applicant tracking system internally, almost all employers, 89% according to the 2013 ERC Hiring Practices Survey more »

March 20, 2015
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Viewpoint with Chris Wright: Talent Management Software on Rise!

With the economy picking back up in most industries, companies are reinvesting in talent development and HR programs. more »

March 20, 2015
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How to Tell if Your Employer Brand and Talent Brand Are One and the Same

Up until now, employer branding referred to a company’s positioning and messaging as the employer of choice to a desired audience. Social media, however, has since changed the face of employer branding. more »

March 20, 2015
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The Evolution Of Recruiters: The Nature Of Hiring Has Changed

The seller’s market. If we consider the catbird seat that today’s candidates occupy, it’s fair to say we’re in the midst of a seller’s market. more »

March 20, 2015
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How are Recruitment Businesses Attracting, Engaging and Retaining their Talent?

How are recruitment businesses attracting, engaging and retaining their talent? Join us for our annual ‘Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For‘ #RecHangout special more »

March 19, 2015
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Mid-size Businesses Lead Job Creation

The Barclays Employers’ Survey 2015, which questioned over 660 UK businesses, has revealed that mid-size businesses will be leading on job creation and wage growth in 2015. more »

March 19, 2015
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How Microsoft Does Online Recruitment and Employer Branding

Microsoft is a large, multinational corporation headquartered in the US, which provides a wide range of computing products through several different divisions. more »

March 19, 2015
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It’s Time to Treat Candidates Like Customers

I asked 10,000 active job seekers for feedback on the habits, emotions, and needs they develop during the job search process. more »

March 19, 2015
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Here’s What Ticks Job Candidates Off Most About Your Application Process!

A recent survey of 95,000+ job candidates and 150 companies revealed what is going right and what is going wrong in the job application process. more »

March 19, 2015
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Setting Yourself on the Road to Success with Social Recruiting

Because social recruiting allows you to attract top talent for open positions it can be a wonderful solution for your company. more »

March 19, 2015
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The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For #RecHangout Special

How are recruitment businesses attracting, engaging and retaining their talent? Join the #RecHangout for our annual ‘Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For’ special on the 2nd April more »

March 19, 2015
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APSCo Responds to the Budget and ONS Employment Figures

Chancellor George Osborne used his last Budget before the General Election to announce that “Britain is walking tall again” after five years of coalition prudence. more »

March 18, 2015
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Leading Recruitment Specialist Shortlisted for ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2015

Elaine Pritchard, Owner and Managing Director of Christopher Benn – a specialist finance recruitment consultancy covering the Thames Valley and Home Counties region more »

March 18, 2015
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Why Employee Recognition is Important

To get the most out of your employees, you must keep them engaged at work. The question this poses however, is how can you achieve this? more »

March 18, 2015
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UK Unemployment Falls to 1.86m

UK unemployment has fallen by 102,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to January, official figures show. more »

March 18, 2015
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National Minimum Wage to Rise by 20p an Hour to £6.70

The national minimum wage will increase by 20p an hour to £6.70 from October, the government has announced. more »

March 18, 2015
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Why Don’t Employers Know What the Workforce Wants?

The Adecco Employment and Talent Report 2015 was released recently, revealing that the temporary employment market is continuing to grow. more »

March 18, 2015
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Online Recruitment Marketing – The Basics

Over the last number of years, the world of recruitment marketing has taken a shift. Now there is a high dependency on the Internet and recruiters must be aware of how to optimise their use of this service. more »

March 18, 2015
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How to Use Facebook for Social Recruiting Messaging

When it comes to sourcing and recruiting, you should not ignore the potential of Facebook given that it has 1.38B monthly active users and 890M daily active users. more »

March 18, 2015
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All Aboard the Niche Job Board!

Last year, 83% of recruiters said the job market is candidate driven, a 29% increase from 4 years ago. In a candidate-driven market, recruiters have their work cut out for them. more »

March 18, 2015
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Graduates Less Optimistic on Job Prospects Than Market Suggests

New research from the graduate jobs forum WikiJob suggests that today’s graduates expect to apply for twenty jobs – or more – before they secure a work placement. more »

March 18, 2015
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How Can you Attract More Female Candidates and Boost Company Performance?

Research suggests that companies with a diverse workforce perform better than companies with less diversity.  more »

March 18, 2015
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Roll Up for Recruitstock 2015

The world’s leading festival for in-house recruiters is back for another year, with an ever expanding line-up. more »

March 17, 2015
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Will Face-to-Face Interviewing Die Out?

Face-to-face interviewing is under attack from video interviewing — just look at the statistics. Aberdeen Group has shown that while only 10 percent of companies used video interviewing in 2011 more »

March 17, 2015
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The Rise of the Machines – The Demise of your Employer Brand?

Of all the significant, probing questions exercising the online community over the last week, few have had the column inches/eyeballs/attention (take your pick) of the dress. more »

March 17, 2015
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The UK Recruitment Landscape of February 2015

Interested in seeing how the recruitment market performed in February? Our recruitment market analysis of February 2015 is presented in the infographic below. more »

March 17, 2015
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Diversity is Essential in any Workplace

Diversity was highlighted as a success factor for any organisation at a recent event, hosted by WCN, the leading UK and global e-Recruitment software provider. more »

March 17, 2015
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Social Media vs. Job Boards – The Future of Recruiting

Since Social Media first started allowing businesses to create their own accounts, there has been more and more discussion of how Social Media is “the future of marketing,” more »

March 17, 2015
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New and Improved: Social Recruiting Tools

To say that social media has revolutionized the talent acquisition process seems almost passé these days. The reality, according to Jobvite’s 2014 survey, is that social recruiting has established itself as the norm more »

March 17, 2015
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75% of Hong Kongers are Frustrated with their Candidate Experience

Following studies which claimed a majority of professionals in Malaysia were dissatisfied with hiring processes in the country, a new report shows their counterparts in Hong Kong aren’t too happy either. more »

March 17, 2015
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Recruiters Report Strong Growth in Placements

Permanent staff placements continued to rise in February, with the rate of growth in appointments the fastest since last October, while temp billings increased at the sharpest pace in five months more »

March 17, 2015
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US Unemployment Falls to 5.5 Percent as 295K Jobs Added

U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. more »

March 16, 2015
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77% of Businesses say Apprenticeships Develop Skills Only Gained Through Employment

A recent YouGov study, commissioned by training specialist Kaplan, has looked into apprenticeships and their benefits for school-leavers more »

March 16, 2015
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Survey Points to Depth of Nationwide Recovery in the Tech Sector

Further evidence of the UK’s recovering economy is today provided by the IT Job Board survey of salary expectation levels amongst Britain’s tech professionals more »

March 16, 2015
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Connecting your Brand with Candidate Decision-Making

The employer brand goes far beyond the often intangible concept of “image”. It’s derived from very real facets of the employer/employee relationship such as remuneration more »

March 16, 2015
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2015 Opened with a Hiring Boom as Talent Shortages Swell Salaries

“The New Year is traditionally strong,” says Hakan Enver, Operations Director, Morgan McKinley Financial Services. “But we had predicted this year would be exceptional and this has been reflected in the figures. more »

March 16, 2015
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