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Picture Perfect Recruitment at Estée Lauder

An inclusive approach to recruitment has seen Estée Lauder go from strength-to-strength. But diversity at the company is more than skin deep. more »

October 31, 2014
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Finance Jobs Recruitment ‘Stalls’ in Scotland

JOB VACANCIES in financial services are increasing faster in the north of England than in London, while they have “stalled” in Scotland, according to a new study. more »

October 31, 2014
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Scottish Tourism Employment Levels up 16%

EMPLOYMENT in tourism has increased by a sixth in the space of a year, official figures show. more »

October 31, 2014
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UK Business is Booming – but are Workers Being Forced into Self-Employment?

The number of businesses in the UK grew by 4.4 per cent between March 2013 and March 2014 as the recovery gathered pace, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures published this morning. more »

October 31, 2014
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Buoyant Recruitment Industry Posts Record Returns

The value of the UK’s recruitment industry has surpassed its pre-recession peak, recording total revenue of £28.7 billion by the end of the financial year 2013/14 more »

October 31, 2014
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Staffing Industry Employment Hits an All-Time High

Staffing activity has reached its highest point since the start of the Great Recession nearly seven years ago, and, if the trend continues, could set a new record before the end of the year. more »

October 31, 2014
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Why Recruiters Should Watch #TheApprentice

Love or loathe the contestants on The Apprentice, there’s no denying that the show is a great source of lessons for recruiters! We look at our top 10 reasons to switch on: more »

October 31, 2014
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4 Routes to Better Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are obviously a massive part of your recruitment advertising – but are they doing the job for you? Do you get lots of traffic and enquiries about your vacancy more »

October 31, 2014
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Recruitment Marketing 101: A Blend of Recruiting, Marketing and HR

How did this function come to be? And what does it entail? The recruitment marketer is a job function that seamlessly blends recruitment, marketing and HR into one effective role. more »

October 31, 2014
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Google’s Hiring Secrets Revealed

One of the highlights of this year’s Talent Connect conference was a visit from Laszlo Bock, SVP of People Operations at Google. more »

October 31, 2014
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Three Strategic Focuses in Your Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategy

Ladies and gentlemen, fall is in full swing. You may be wondering what crisp weather, falling leaves and college football have to do with talent acquisition and retention strategies more »

October 31, 2014
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How To Turn Passive Candidates into Curious Candidates

McKinsey coined the term War For Talent in 1997. Most headhunters and recruiters see this as the reality now. more »

October 31, 2014
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Half of UK Employees have Never Asked for a Pay Rise

Despite 54% of UK workers feeling they are underpaid, the same amount have never approached their employer for a salary increase, research reveals. more »

October 30, 2014
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Britons ‘Pull a Sickie’ to Compensate for Inflexibility in Workplace

UK businesses are losing huge amounts of time and money as a result of wasted sick days, according to new research from recruiter Spring Personnel. more »

October 30, 2014
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Experiencing the Candidate Experience: A Recruiting Reality Check

It seems that, if the chatter from the HR Technology Conference and LinkedIn Talent Connect are any indication, that everyone in talent today is talking about Candidate Experience more »

October 30, 2014
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The Staggering Cost of a Bad Hire (Infographic)

This infographic from Mindflash shows the staggering cost of a bad hire, and not only in monetary terms. more »

October 30, 2014
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The 7 Most Common CV Lies

The pressure to stand out in a sea of applicants may tempt job seekers to be less than honest on their CVs, but is it worth the risk? more »

October 30, 2014
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5 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask a Job Candidate (and 5 You Should)

Several years ago, I was recruiting a candidate from a well-known software company. He was strongly recommended by a contact of mine, and I was excited to hear details about his contributions to the company’s success. more »

October 30, 2014
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Staffing Nightmares and How to Avoid Them [infographic]

Trying to hire and retain the right employees can often feel like you’re stuck in the middle of a horror movie. Unlike the unwitting victims of your favorite Halloween flicks more »

October 30, 2014
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Half of Taiwan Youth Claim to be Willing to Work in China: Survey

Half of Taiwanese aged between 18 and 22 said they are willing to find jobs in mainland China, according to a survey published recently. more »

October 29, 2014
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SME’s Miss Asian Growth Opportunities

With the economic recovery well on the way, SMEs are growing in confidence. However, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), skills shortages will inevitably create a barrier to growth. more »

October 29, 2014
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Recruitment Advertising is not Doing the Job

Most employers are not getting the quality they deserve from their recruitment advertising these days. more »

October 29, 2014
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Recruitment Industry Trends 2013-2014

The 2013/14 Recruitment Industry Trends Survey is a comprehensive look at the state of the recruitment market in the United Kingdom. more »

October 29, 2014
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4 Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Gen Y

As more millennials continue to enter the workforce, employers are increasingly turning their attention to recruiting them. more »

October 29, 2014
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Employment Increases Across all Industries

Industry employment increases across all industries, as transportation and real estate hit 41 percent growth. more »

October 29, 2014
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Londoners Expect Housing and Employment Situation to Worsen for Next Generation

Far more Londoners expect the next generation to be in a worse position with regards to homes and jobs, a poll by YouGov has revealed. more »

October 29, 2014
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Flexible Employment the Key to Global Economic Stability

Can increasing global employment help bring about world peace? Before I spent a week this September with the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in Beijing, the thought never crossed my mind. more »

October 29, 2014
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4 Strategies for Retaining Top Talent

Turnover is expensive. New employees need to be trained. This of course is not without a cost. On top of this, when a new hire replaces a previous employee, it’s likely you lose some productivity more »

October 29, 2014
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5 Impacts of a Strong Employer Brand

You’ve likely heard the buzz over Employer Branding. We’ve seen excellent articles detailing the steps to success, as well as tips to measure your Employer Brand. more »

October 29, 2014
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Are Employers Using Social Media to Recruit in the Right Way?

We all know that social media has become a valuable tool for recruiters to spread the word of new roles and vacancies, and for many employers, social media also plays an integral part in placing the ideal candidate in the right role. more »

October 29, 2014
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The Candidate Experience is Getting Worse

The experience employers give potential employees is getting worse. All the figures show that while we spend a huge amount of time creating employer brands more »

October 29, 2014
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Mobile Recruiting: What Are You Waiting For?

From the level of noise and chatter around mobile recruiting, one would think corporate America already has this issue licked. more »

October 29, 2014
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One Size does not fit all: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent Across all Age Groups

It’s no secret that Autumn is a busy time for HR departments across the country. And as we leave summer behind us it’s not just graduates who are entering the job market more »

October 29, 2014
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What Recruiters Should be Looking for on a Candidates Social Media Profile

You’ve ploughed through hundreds of job applications and finally plucked out 5 promising candidates to interview, but before you make that call, should you look them up online? more »

October 28, 2014
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Recruitment Industry now Bigger than its Pre-crisis Peak

The recruitment industry has surged back past its pre-recession peak, with total annual revenues hitting £28.7bn, some 6.3pc higher than the previous record. more »

October 28, 2014
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Five Years of Public Sector Pay Restraint ‘Could Cause Recruitment Problems’

Five more years of pay restraint will cut public sector wages relative to the private sector back to where they were in the late 1990s when hospitals and schools struggled to recruit staff, according to a leading thinktank. more »

October 28, 2014
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Workplace Transparency’s Impact on the Employment Industry

There was a time when a ‘Boss’ was the person who told you what to do, ‘work’ was somewhere you were expected to be between certain hours every day of the week and information was distributed on a need to know basis.  more »

October 28, 2014
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More than One Million Over-50s Pushed out of Employment

Employers are missing out by overlooking the skills and experience of more than a million older people, a charity has warned. more »

October 28, 2014
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Employment Law Should be More Flexible to Help Small Businesses

1) What’s the biggest development you’ve seen in the legal world during your career? more »

October 28, 2014
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Recruiters Urged not to be Left Behind by Mobile Revolution

Employers are being encouraged to cater for the growing number of people searching and applying for jobs via their mobile phones. more »

October 28, 2014
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3 Things To Know About Hiring And Recruiting

Candidate Experience Matters – “Candidate experience” is a term that we’re seeing a lot of in the recruitment, hiring, and HR spaces right now, and we’re hearing it for a reason. more »

October 28, 2014
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Singapore – Strong Demand for Financial Services Professionals

Financial Accountants, Private Banking Relationship Managers, and Site Engineers are some of the professionals in high demand, with skilled Singaporeans often topping the candidate shortlist, according to recruitment firm Hays. more »

October 28, 2014
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How To Hire The Best IT Security Team For Your Business

There is an emerging need for cybersecurity expertise across the board, but finding the right security professional is not an easy task. more »

October 28, 2014
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Hiring ‘Passive’ Job Candidates is Harder than you Think

Most employers don’t make moving to a new job attractive enough to be worth the risk. more »

October 28, 2014
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The HR Think Tank Series Brings Dragon’s Den, and Other Innovative Events, to Recruitment Live 2014

The HR Think Tank series (powered by Oasis HR) is partnering with the Global Recruiter to put on three exciting and innovative live fringe events on 25th / 26th November at the London ExCel Centre as part of Recruitment Live. more »

October 27, 2014
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UK Employment Hits new High as Jobless Figure Tumbles

The higher-than-expected fall of 154,000 meant that 1.97 million were out of work, the first time the total has been below two million in six years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. more »

October 27, 2014
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The UK Economy: Six Key Charts

Growth was solid in the third quarter at 0.7% but the recovery has slowed given the 0.9% increase in GDP in the second quarter. more »

October 27, 2014
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8 Soft Skills Tech Hiring Managers Covet

Technology is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy. In fact, there’s a talent shortage in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields more »

October 27, 2014
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Graduate Employment Prospects on the up and up!

Nearly two thirds of UK firms (60%) plan to hire graduates over the next year, a rise of 22 per cent on last year, mirroring the growing confidence spreading throughout the UK economy.  more »

October 27, 2014
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City Hiring More Foreign Staff

More high-flying women and overseas staff are being taken on by firms in the City of London, according to new research. more »

October 27, 2014
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A Third of CV Checks Expose Inaccuracies

A new report from pre-employment screening company First Advantage reveals more than a third of all CV checks on professional services job applicants reveal inaccuracies. more »

October 27, 2014
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Switzerland is the Best Place For Expact Life

Switzerland is ranked as the number one country by expats looking for a well-balanced, high quality lifestyle – followed by Singapore, China, Germany and Bahrain – according to the seventh Expat Explorer survey commissioned by HSBC Expat. more »

October 27, 2014
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Recruitment is on the Move: The Rise of the Mobile Job Seeker

It’s been the hot topic in recruitment for 2014: recruitment on the move. The recruitment industry and technology companies have finally started to work together more »

October 27, 2014
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Recruitment Live – Be a Part of your Industry

Recruitment Live (ExCeL, London, 25th & 26th November) is promising to be an event at which every recruiter can help make significant steps forward to secure a professional and successful future. more »

October 27, 2014
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Demand is Up but Talent is in Short Supply

As the Construction industry output continues to increase the search for skilled workers intensifies. Latest statistics by the Federation of Master Builders shows that 41% of their members more »

October 27, 2014
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13th Annual Online Recruitment Conference

The programme has been launched for The Year Ahead 2015, the 13th Annual Online Recruitment Conference that takes place in London on January 29, 2015. more »

October 27, 2014
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The Complete Guide to Taking your Recruitment Business Overseas

With the financial crisis taking its toll on the industry, it has been an undeniably tough few years for recruiters from all over the world. more »

October 27, 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 27, 2014
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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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