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Important update for recruiters placing expatriates on fixed term assignments in Belgium…

Expatriate, self-employed, contractors operating in Belgium for less than 2 years can elect to either obtain an A1 Certificate more »

July 28, 2014
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Help Recruit and Retain: UK’s First Live Salary Comparison Site

The industry is now in the situation whereby more jobs are flowing in; the economy is taking steps towards recovery and confidence is returning. However, candidates are slower to follow. more »

July 28, 2014
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Social Media Candidate Screening – Pitfalls or Possibilities?

When shortlisting candidates for a role, have you ever searched for their Facebook profile to find out more about them? If your answer is yes more »

July 28, 2014
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Why we love contractors (and you should too!)

With the recent recession finally becoming little more than a distant memory and contractor recruitment at a 6 year high, contract-desk recruiters are understandably licking their lips more »

July 28, 2014
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Professional job opportunities across Asia Pacific region rise 5% year-on-year

The Q2 2014 Morgan McKinley Asia Pacific Employment Monitor recorded a 7% increase in financial services jobs vacancies – up from 12660 vacancies in Q1 2014 to 13576 in Q2 2014. more »

July 28, 2014
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Flexible working hours: the impact of the new legislation

The end of last month saw a significant change in the legislation regarding flexible working hours. From 30 June 2014 all employees who have been employment with the same company for 26 weeks more »

July 28, 2014
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Interim and contract opportunities drive employment recovery but talent crisis gathers momentum

A major boost in UK employment opportunities is proof that the UK’s positive economic position is flowing rather than filtering into the recruitment market, according to findings from Venn Group. more »

July 28, 2014
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Elite Recruitment Network Announce Two New Greg Savage Masterclasses for September

Elite Recruitment Network are delighted to announce two new masterclasses with Greg Savage running in September. more »

July 28, 2014
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How Dell Doubled Social Hires Using Employee Branding

Dell is regularly referred to in Social Media communities as one of the leading Social Brands. They were one of the first companies to generate serious revenue from Twitter more »

July 28, 2014
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ARC – False Self-Employment: What is control?

A recent tax tribunal case has shed some light on how the control test in the new ‘false self-employment’ legislation, which applies from April 2014, may be interpreted by the courts. more »

July 28, 2014
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Workers turn to more flexible working options

Major new HR legislation that came into force on 30th June 2014, see the rights for flexible working hours change – once reserved solely for parents with children under the age of 17 more »

July 28, 2014
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Pound To Euro Predictions – Will GBP/EUR Exchange Rate Surpass 1.27 Level Before 2015?

At the close of last week the Pound to Euro pair rallied by 0.15 per cent to resume best exchange rate levels of 2014 more »

July 28, 2014
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Rising interest rates: is it time for UK workers to get a decent pay rise?

The timing of the first interest rate rise in more than five years will depend on how many workers get a decent wage rise. Bank of England more »

July 28, 2014
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Sex discrimination cases hit four-year high

The number of sex discrimination claims going to employment tribunals has reached the highest level in four years, according to research from an employment law firm. more »

July 28, 2014
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Retention rates: Winning the war of attrition

With high training costs, retaining the best newly qualifieds makes good business sense. But why are some firms considerably better at it than others? more »

July 28, 2014
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14% of tribunal claims advanced

Just 14% of valid claims are being taken forward by people at employment tribunals following the introduction of fees to pursue a claim, new figures show.  more »

July 28, 2014
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The State of Financial Recruitment

With the UK economy starting to show strong and sustained signs of recovery from the recession, the number of opportunities available for individuals interested in starting out or furthering their careers more »

July 28, 2014
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Meet the Men Transforming International Recruitment

The Recruiter Link’s co-founders, Andy Williams and Ian Turnpenny talk about the rationale behind The Recruiter Link and what this means for recruiters looking to grow their businesses. more »

July 28, 2014
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Tech Employers get Best Pick of Candidates in Summer

With senior staff on holiday and potential candidates out of the country it may appear at first glance that August is the worst time of year to try to hire new staff.  But research from specialist IT recruiter more »

July 28, 2014
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The Secret Thoughts of Job Seekers

Job-seekers’ minds are often full of worries and concerns. For employers to really attract the cream of the candidate crop, it is vital that they understand the secret thoughts behind the person they are screening. more »

July 28, 2014
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Survey: Why Your Social Recruiting Tactics Are Wrong

A recent survey revealed that 91 percent of employers use social networks to screen prospective employees. But do most job seekers realize that employers are weighing social media so heavily? more »

July 28, 2014
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Returning War for Talent is Driving Demand for Internal Communications

Demand for internal communications professionals is set to rise as the war for talent returns to the global market, according to recent research from VMA Executive more »

July 28, 2014
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4 Ways Leaders Attract Top Talent

When I made my first foray into the big bad job market, I had some pretty crummy experiences. Sending out my resume, leaving a follow-up phone message and then getting in response: nothing, nada, zip. more »

July 28, 2014
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Rejected Candidate Referrals and the Candidate Experience

What are your RCR ratios? If you are not familiar with RCR, it stands for Rejected Candidate Referral.  The metrics are simply the ratio of RCRs in your candidate pool against other sources. more »

July 28, 2014
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Why Recruiting is on the Forward Edge of the Innovation Curve

Last night, I was able to listen in and participate in the weekly Twitter Chat, #TChat. Partly because I missed being part of it (it’s fun) and also because the guest was Steve Boese and they were talking HR Technology! more »

July 28, 2014
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Talent Warriors: What It Really Takes to Be A Top Recruiter

Recruiting is, professionally speaking, something of an anomaly. Most recruiters are career existentialists, somehow falling into a profession that has low barriers of entry more »

July 28, 2014
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Volume of Interim HR Vacancies almost DOUBLE based on same period in 2013

Recent findings released by Oasis HR, specialist HR recruitment consultancy, highlight a dramatic surge in the volume of mid-to-senior level interim HR opportunities over an 18 month period. more »

July 25, 2014
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Increase in jobs could be compromised by skills shortages says REC.

July’s JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has found employers to be twice as confident about the economy as they were this time last year. more »

July 25, 2014
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Twitter’s diversity numbers: The problem isn’t with the social network’s recruitment policy

Twitter has just released its diversity numbers and in many ways it’s not surprising that like Yahoo, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn its workforce is predominantly white males. Men comprise 70 per cent of the workforce more »

July 25, 2014
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Retailers struggling with social media, recruitment and staff morale

Conference Genie’s analysis of the retail industry after the 2008 financial crash looks at how high street stores have been coping with the tough economic climate, and what their biggest challenges are. more »

July 25, 2014
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Flexible working? All change in the workplace?

From June 30 2014 the right to request flexible working was been extended to all employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous employment and is no longer limited to those with carer responsibilities more »

July 25, 2014
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Over half of tribunal cases involve sex discrimination, research finds

The proportion of employment tribunal cases relating to sex discrimination is growing, research has shown. The proportion of discrimination cases as a whole in the Employment Tribunal workload is at the highest more »

July 25, 2014
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Recruiters…..how low will you go?

I tend not to get too bothered about most of those annoying things that are sent to challenge us recruiters. People turn down jobs. Clients make crazy decisions. Stuff happens. more »

July 25, 2014
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Why I’m (Still) A Recruiter: My Take From the Talent Trenches

Sometimes I am asked: “So why are you a recruiter?”  It’s a great question really. I mean you don’t go to school for it. I don’t know of anyone who says “I want to be a be a recruiter when I grow up!” more »

July 25, 2014
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8 Ways to Be Serious About Talent Acquisition

Every few years we get a new crop of business buzzwords to slog through. They waft in on the breeze, and all of a sudden they’re on everyone’s lips and marketing collateral. more »

July 25, 2014
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What Recruiters Want; From Technology

Our next Recruitment Technology Showcase event is on the 16th October and so I’m spending the next couple of weeks lining up the companies we want to exhibit, the keynote speaker and the workshops we’ll offer. more »

July 25, 2014
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6 Ways Google Glass Could Change The Job Interview Process

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year or so, you will have heard something about the latest gadget to take the tech world by storm – Google Glass. more »

July 25, 2014
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How to Write Effective Job Ads

Back in the day, when I started in recruitment, advertising a job was a more paper driven process. I contacted the local rag, asked when they needed copy by, and pulled together a ‘shopping list’ style of adverts. more »

July 25, 2014
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Employee Engagement: Learning From Other Organizations

In today’s workplace, employee engagement is critical. Studies show that only 13 percent of employees around the world are actively engaged at work, and the economic repercussions of that statistic more »

July 25, 2014
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The Power of Inbound Marketing in Employment Branding

Earlier this week we talked about the power of inbound marketing for your employment and recruiting strategy. Most companies don’t understand where to start and if they are to start who should spearhead more »

July 25, 2014
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UK Firms Should ‘Set Targets and Not Use Shortlists’ to Get More Women in Board-Level Roles

UK businesses should set aspirational targets rather than introduce women-only shortlists to increase the number of women on boards more »

July 24, 2014
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IT budgets set to rise, but there’s no room for spending on recruitment

A new piece of research has found that while IT budgets are set to increase next year for many organisations, new staff won’t be taken on in the majority of IT departments. more »

July 24, 2014
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Skills gap hampers recruitment efforts

A PwC report suggests businesses are planning a recruitment drive in the next 12 months as growth approaches pre-2008 levels. Organisations in the emerging markets are expected to make the most net hires more »

July 24, 2014
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Apple faces class action lawsuit over employment practices

Apple faces a class action lawsuit in California from former retail and corporate over claims of unpaid wages and denied break time. Initially filed in 2011 more »

July 24, 2014
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Employers increase level of support for young jobseekers, finds CIPD

Employers are beginning to adjust their recruitment practices to make them more youth-friendly a report from the CIPD has said. The research found there is a distinct shift in employer attitudes more »

July 24, 2014
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British manufacturing emerges from years in the shadows

New business is coming from unexpected places to help power the whirring, high-tech lathes on the factory floor of Future Advanced Manufacture more »

July 24, 2014
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How Yahoo, Facebook and Zappos Recruit Tech Talent

It’s no secret that Yahoo, Facebook and Zappos are among the most in-demand and desirable companies to work for. But like a supermodel who has trouble getting a date more »

July 24, 2014
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Will An Increase in Jobs Make Finding Talent More Difficult?

Careerbuilder’s Midyear U.S. Jobs forecast shows that employers will hire more full time, part-time and contract workers in the remaining six months of this year as compared to 2013. more »

July 24, 2014
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The Future of Recruiting is with Inbound Marketing

Inbound marketing and digital storytelling is the future of recruiting and hiring strategies. The key with inbound marketing often referred to as recruitment marketing or employment branding in recruiting and HR circles more »

July 24, 2014
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Who Lands a Whopping 42% of New Jobs?!

We’ve been following CareerCrossroads’ Source of Hire Survey findings over the past few years. The most recent report in 2013 yields some surprising results and interesting trends. more »

July 24, 2014
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3 Important Lessons on the Candidate Experience from American Express

As a marketer, I’ve always been fascinated by the customer service experiences that I have as a consumer and the different methods used by companies to communicate with customers. more »

July 24, 2014
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What Background Screening Policy Changes are Organisations Planning in 2014

A majority of employers (88%) who responded to HireRight’s 2014 Annual Employment Screening Benchmarking Report indicated that they only review their background screening policies more »

July 24, 2014
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TopFruit: How Science Drives ATS Success

As any recruiter who’s ever touched an ATS knows, trying to actually search for candidates already in the system can be an excruciating exercise – but unfortunately more »

July 24, 2014
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3 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing a Job Board

Job boards are an important part of the recruitment process. This is not just because job boards are one of the first places most people go when they are looking for work more »

July 24, 2014
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RAD Awards open for entries, celebrating 25 years in recruitment communications

The 2015 RAD Awards have opened for entries, celebrating 25 years of the very best in recruitment communications. Direct recruiters, recruitment agencies and HR teams more »

July 23, 2014
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Osborne’s ‘slash and burn’ approach hits public sector recruitment

PUBLIC sector job vacancies in the North-East have been hit hard by George Osborne’s “slash and burn approach” to public services, according to recruitment firm Venn Group. more »

July 23, 2014
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Revealed: A staggering 60% of people fail to meet their job description in first two years of employment

Almost 60 per cent of workers are failing to meet the requirements of their job within the first two years of being employed. New research released by The Search Party – an Australian recruitment technology company more »

July 23, 2014
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Recruiters come to the Dark Side: Facebook Dark Posts, what are they and how can they be used in Recruitment

You may or may not have heard of the tool Facebook has released to help marketers target their desired audience. more »

July 23, 2014
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The Growing Number of Mobile Job Seekers

Nowadays in the well connected world, job seekers are more interested in following different strategies for searching jobs. The internet is the key, which has gone mobile these days due to the ubiquitousness of this device. more »

July 23, 2014
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Recruiting talented workers: the biggest challenge facing SMEs in 2014

Over a third of SMEs across the retail, health and fitness, technology, finance and travel industries identified recruitment as the most challenging HR process. more »

July 23, 2014
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Does Recruitment Bring Out Your Inner Negaholic?

I’ve had an ongoing “situation” with a candidate this week that has tested my usually high levels of optimism and positivity in the extreme.  I won’t go into too much detail at this stage because the business isn’t concluded more »

July 23, 2014
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When You Need More Employee Referrals, Try a Hire-a-Thon

What if everyone at your company dropped everything for a day, scoured their professional networks, and supplied you with a list of amazing candidates? more »

July 23, 2014
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If Talent is “Top Priority” for CEOs, Why is Recruitment Reactive and not Strategic?

Except for in the rarest of organizations recruitment is relegated to a reactionary role. Operating in sheer survival mode under the unrelenting pressure from hiring managers and job seekers alike more »

July 23, 2014
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LinkedIn Is Still The King…For Now

Software Advice, an Austin based subsidiary of Gartner Inc. designed to help consumers choose the right software for their needs, recently published a benchmark study on job board efficacy and ROI more »

July 23, 2014
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Character vs. Personality-Based Hiring: Is One a Smarter Customer-Service Hire?

Is one of these the smarter hire: a customer rep who will do a great job because (s)he, by dint of (psychological) personality or inclination, enjoys serving customers and clients more »

July 23, 2014
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Scotland – Permanent candidate numbers plummet as salary inflation hits record high

June’s Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs showed further tightening of conditions in Scotland’s labour market. Salary inflation was pushed to its highest level in the survey’s history more »

July 23, 2014
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The future of mobile recruitment: Are you ready?

The global talent pool is steadily becoming mobile; using smart devices to search for relevant jobs and even apply for them through mobile apps. According to a recent article in Forbes more »

July 23, 2014
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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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