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UK Jobs on the Up Despite Mounting Fears of Skill Shortages

Latest figures from recruitment giant Indeed show that the availability of jobs in the UK has increased across all industries in October compared to September 2014, reflecting the continuing decrease in the UK unemployment rate. more »

November 28, 2014
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How Your Employer Brand Affects Recruiting

What’s it like to work for your company? Do people get excited when they hear your company name? How would you feel if I told you Google was looking for someone just like you? What about Monsanto? more »

November 28, 2014
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CBI: Employers Must Promote Flexible Working if they Want to Attract the Best Workforce

Businesses must do more to encourage flexible working as employees feel uncomfortable asking about the options available to them, the CBI has warned. more »

November 28, 2014
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One in Seven Unable to Fill Entry-Level Roles

One in seven British employers has been unable to fill an entry-level role in the last three years, according to one of the most comprehensive reports into youth employment. more »

November 28, 2014
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Positive Candidate Experience Key in Recruitment

HR and procurement professionals at the UK’s largest employers must take a more rounded attitude to managing their recruitment supply chain to guarantee the delivery of the very best candidate experience more »

November 28, 2014
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The Battle for Global Recruiting Domination: Indeed vs. LinkedIn

With over 300 million profiles and presence in 200 countries, LinkedIn seems to be the dominant player for global recruitment. more »

November 28, 2014
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Candidate Survey: Over a Third Unsatisfied with Recruitment Processes

A recent international survey carried out by selection and development experts Cubiks has found that a significant number of candidates leave selection processes with negative perceptions of the organisation they apply for. more »

November 27, 2014
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The Recruiting Manual don’t Ignore Social and Mobile Recruitment #Infographic

Like all other facets of technology, the job market is increasingly mobile and social, and recruiters are jockeying to stay ahead of the game. more »

November 27, 2014
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5 Steps to a Successful Referral Program

Word of mouth marketing is a force to be reckoned with, especially in today’s consumer sharing universe. The way we discover and share information has changed. more »

November 27, 2014
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In the War for Talent, Talent Just Won – Is your Employer Brand Reaching Out to the Victors?

We live in a world confronted apparently constantly by war and conflict. It is hard to avoid images of such strife – through ISIS atrocities, Palestinian-Israeli turmoil and political brinksmanship along the Ukraine border. more »

November 27, 2014
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What Every Company Should Know About Hiring Tech Talent

The world is speeding up. Today, every company is a software company on some level. Developers are pushing the envelope, creating, iterating and scaling faster than ever before. more »

November 27, 2014
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HR Must be “Confident and Assertive” to Improve Candidate Experience

HR and recruitment professionals must be assertive in conversations about the recruitment process to maximise the candidate experience, according to Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) chief executive Kevin Green. more »

November 27, 2014
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SMEs See Growth in 2015

Growth in SMEs is expected to increase across Asia in 2015, says a new study. more »

November 26, 2014
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European Countries Dominate Talent Report

Four of the five countries most able to develop, attract, and retain talent are European, according to the World Talent Report 2014, compiled by Swiss business school IMD. more »

November 26, 2014
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Employee Engagement is on the Rise Across Asia Pacific

Good news for bosses in Asia Pacific – not only are more employees striving to work harder in their jobs, but there has also been an increase in the number of staff willing to stay in their companies and speak well about its culture and processes. more »

November 26, 2014
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Sonru Expansion Continues with Appointment of New Executive Team and Opening of New London Base

Sonru, the video interview specialist, has today announced the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, in addition to the formal opening of it’s new London office. more »

November 26, 2014
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The Benefits to your Recruitment Process of Video Recruiting and Interviewing

As technology advances apace the use of video in recruitment processes is becoming more widely accepted. more »

November 26, 2014
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Attracting Millennials: 3 Top Tips for Recruiting Gen Y Talent

Like it or not, millennials are changing the face of recruitment as we know it. As the candidate talent pool becomes flooded with millennials (people born after 1980), traditional recruitment methods are falling flat. more »

November 26, 2014
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Little Known Facts About Recruiting and Sourcing

Most people are familiar with the recruiting and sourcing terminology, but how often do we as Recruiter’s and Sourcer’s stop to think about the techniques and increase our knowledge about the latest developments in our chosen field. more »

November 26, 2014
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Advertised Vacancies Outstrip Jobseekers for First Time Since the Recession

The number of job vacancies has overtaken the number of job seekers for the first time since the recession, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. more »

November 26, 2014
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Candidate Experience Becoming Increasingly Important in Recruitment Process

As many as three-quarters of the UK’s working age population applied for a job within the last year, according to the latest findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) more »

November 26, 2014
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The 3 New Roles of the Recruiter

In a world in which professionals and hiring managers are just three degrees of separation from hundreds of thousands of people, what is the role of the recruiter? more »

November 26, 2014
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75% of UK Employees Applied for New Job in the Last Year

75% of people have applied for a job within the last year, according to the latest findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI). more »

November 25, 2014
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Huge Changes in Labour Market leaving Growing Number of Younger People in Poverty

There has been a big increase in the number of younger people living in poverty, according to a new study by social policy research and development charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), reports The Telegraphmore »

November 25, 2014
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Put Candidates in Control of References, Urges Expert

Recruiters are being urged to let candidates determine where their references come from in light of recent controversy surrounding LinkedIn’s Premium Search functionality.  more »

November 25, 2014
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Hire to Hurt: the Boldest Recruiting Strategy of Them All

The recruiting function is unique among business functions because almost no one in recruiting can actually name even a handful of the different strategies that are available to the chief recruiting leader. more »

November 25, 2014
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Miliband’s Criticism of Recruitment Industry More ‘Silly Business Bashing’ – REC

Responding to reports in today’s papers in which Ed Miliband criticises the work of UK recruitment agencies, the chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation Kevin Green says: more »

November 25, 2014
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5 Ways to Enhance Employee Engagement

You can usually spot engagement a mile off within a workplace; an employee who is engaged will be motivated, productive and will have a spring in their step. more »

November 25, 2014
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The Future of Recruitment Technology

An old proverb goes “time and tide wait for no man”. For today’s times it can be modified to “time, tide and technology wait for no man”. more »

November 25, 2014
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Ed Miliband: ‘Rogue’ Employment Agencies Need Regulation

Labour says it would introduce a system of licensing to clamp down on “rogue” recruitment agencies. more »

November 25, 2014
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Why Willy Wonka is the Ultimate Recruiter

You’ve all heard of Willy Wonka. You know him as a chocolate maker, an inventor, a whacky entrepreneur with a particular love for musicality. more »

November 25, 2014
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The Candidate Experience: You’re Never Too Busy to Nurture

Recently, I spoke with an angry job seeker. Those who are searching for employment aren’t always the most cheerful in this economy, but his complaints really struck a chord with me. more »

November 25, 2014
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Social Recruitment Activity Report: Infographic

Recruiters need to be social to attract talent and stay in their peripheral vision for when passive candidates become active. more »

November 25, 2014
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LinkedIn Statistics Every Recruiter Should Know

In the past, LinkedIn may have taken a back seat to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, yet the site continues to evolve and grow its very satisfied user base. more »

November 24, 2014
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Poor Candidate Experience Could Damage Recruitment Firms’ Growth

At a time when almost half of candidates are reporting a negative hiring experience, new research from TheJobPost reveals that recruitment businesses could damage potential growth by failing to address this issue. more »

November 24, 2014
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Optimism, Stability and Innovation Return to UK PLC

UK workers have a spring in their step, according to an annual report released today, which shows a significant uplift in optimism, stability and dynamism, compared to the same time last year. more »

November 24, 2014
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Here’s why Singapore is the most desirable country for recruitment business expansion

Businesses hoping to expand into the overseas markets would do well to consider Singapore as an option. more »

November 24, 2014
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Number of Cyber Security Jobs Doubles as Firms Realise Hacking Threat

There is now a greater demand for cyber security professionals in the UK than ever before, according to new research. more »

November 24, 2014
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The Applicant Tracking System Isn’t the Problem. Recruiters are.

Within the insular world of HR technology and recruitment software, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are perhaps the most hated more »

November 24, 2014
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3 Recruiting Strategies You Should Steal

I’m finally recovering from Talent Connect San Francisco, where I got to hang out with and learn from some of the smartest people in talent acquisition. more »

November 24, 2014
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Video Interviews: Why to Follow the Trend

Video interviewing is fast becoming a major part of the recruitment process. Candidates increasingly expect forward thinking companies to have adopted it already. more »

November 24, 2014
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Employers: Recruiters don’t Steal your Talent – you let it go!

It’s a dog-eat-dog world when it comes to talent attraction. There is an ongoing war on talent and recruiters show no mercy when it comes to poaching staff. more »

November 24, 2014
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Australia – Improvement Showing in the Job Market

Following months of negativity, concerns about historically high unemployment rates, and skewed job figures more »

November 24, 2014
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More than a Third of Temp CVs have Inaccuracies

A new report has found that more than a third (36.3%) of CV checks on contingent workers found inaccuracies. more »

November 24, 2014
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5 Ways Recruiters are Slipping up on Social Media

Despite how social recruitment is as an industry, many agencies and consultants are making big mistakes in the ways they share news through social networks. more »

November 21, 2014
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The Global Trends that will Shape Recruiting In 2015 [Infographic]

Today we released the 2015 edition of our Global Recruiting Trends Report and we are excited to share the results. more »

November 21, 2014
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5 Ways to Retain Job Hopping Millennials

In just ten years, Millennials will comprise a full 75% of the modern workforce, replacing many of the Baby Boomers now set to retire in the wake of global economic recovery. more »

November 21, 2014
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3 Must Haves for the Ultimate Candidate Experience

Up until recently, employers had the upper hand in the hiring process. Now, that’s all changed. more »

November 21, 2014
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The Art of Recruiting: Why Social Recruiting Is Necessary

Finding the perfect hire is both an art and a science. It’s tricky, and a bad hire can be costly. That’s why employers of all sizes pay recruiters to do the legwork for them when it comes to finding top talent. more »

November 21, 2014
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3 Reasons Communication is Everything in Recruitment

ONE: Communicating your employer brand is important. more »

November 21, 2014
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Social Recruitment: Why and How

Discover why and how to integrate social channels into recruitment marketing plans – from myth-busting to developing a practical road map at MSLGROUP’s practical bootcamp. more »

November 20, 2014
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Wages to Rise on Signs of Improving U.S. Job Market: Economy

More than five years into the economic expansion, the signs that economists look for to herald the pickup in pay that has long eluded American workers are starting to emerge. more »

November 20, 2014
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5 Myths of Recruitment

Myths are common to all fields and recruitment is no exception. These are common misunderstandings that are passed down from the first generation to the next and the next and the one after that. more »

November 20, 2014
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Top 10 Hiring and Recruiting Blunders by Employers

From the annoyance of individual discrimination charges to bet-the-company class actions, employers’ recruiting and hiring processes are fraught with legal risk. more »

November 20, 2014
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One in Six Employers to Expand into the EU by 2016

One in six UK employers (16%) plan to expand their operations into Europe in the next two years, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). more »

November 20, 2014
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How the Digital Industry has Changed Recruitment Advertising

The world of recruitment advertising has evolved dramatically over time. Traditionally, a company would put up a job advert on a noticeboard in the job centre, or in the local newspaper more »

November 20, 2014
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How Many Recruiters Reconsider Candidates Because of Social Media?

As the job market becomes more competitive than ever, social media has significantly impacted recruiting, giving birth to the next big thing: social recruiting. more »

November 20, 2014
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3 Benefits of Continuous Recruitment

If your company doesn’t have any open positions, what’s the point of recruiting? more »

November 19, 2014
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Trends That Will Shape Recruitment in 2015

Come 2015, recruiting leaders globally will have higher budgets and even higher hiring volumes, with a strong need to focus on “quality of hire”.  more »

November 19, 2014
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UK Skilled Engineer Shortage ‘Drives EU Recruitment’

A shortage of skilled engineers is forcing growing energy companies in Norfolk to look abroad for employees. more »

November 19, 2014
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Professional Network Survey Gives Positive Insight Into Recruitment

Results from LinkedIn’s 2014 UK Recruiting Trends survey has indicated increasing optimism within UK businesses as the number of companies looking to hire more people is up, along with recruiting budgets. more »

November 19, 2014
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Full-time Employee Jobs Account for Only One in 40 Created Since Recession

Only one in every 40 new jobs created since the recession has been for a full-time employee, according to the Trades Union Congress. more »

November 19, 2014
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Should You Hire a Job Hopper?

Job-hopping is a term normally used to describe a professional who changes their job frequently – typically staying in tenure for no longer than two years. more »

November 19, 2014
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The Honeymoon Period: Onboarding and Retaining New Employees

Congratulations on your new hire! The hiring process can be tiring, especially if you don’t have to go through it that often. more »

November 19, 2014
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Ineffective Talent Strategies Risking Future Business Growth

While reports indicate that economic outlook in the UK is improving, a recent survey from TheJobPost has revealed that too few organisations are preparing existing staff for future growth. more »

November 19, 2014
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So we all Want to be Attractive to Candidates, but what does Real Candidate Attraction Look Like?

There are many factors that form a robust candidate attraction strategy – having a platform that deliverers a smooth user experience, insightful and engaging content and key messages that the user can relate to. more »

November 19, 2014
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3 Rules for Recruiting Exceptional Candidates

When asked what’s his the secret of his success, Steve Jobs answered, “We have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” more »

November 18, 2014
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Employment up Again – and Wages Rise Faster than Inflation

The latest ONS Labour Market statistics are out today, covering July to September 2014. Here are the key headlines: more »

November 18, 2014
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Northern Ireland Employment Figures Rise but Young are Being Left Behind

Unemployment in Northern Ireland has fallen for the 22nd month in a row, but young people are being left behind as the over-50s are stealing their jobs. more »

November 18, 2014
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Women Workers Rise Lifts Employment to Pre-recession Level

Alex Salmond has declared the jobs market recession to be over as he welcomed strong employment figures driven entirely by a rise in the number of women in work and a fall in the number unemployed. more »

November 18, 2014
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