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Recruitment Buzz Panel: The MSP Model is Broken. Please Discuss…

“Master vendors”, “neutral vendors”, “hybrid versions”… whatever the guise, an argument has been put forward that the present managed service provision (MSP) models are broken. more »

September 30, 2014
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Science and construction fuel graduate employment surge

The revival of the science and construction industries has helped drive the biggest drop in UK graduate unemployment more »

September 30, 2014
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We must eliminate youth unemployment

The bars and fringe events were buzzing last night for the start of conference, or so I was told by one of my team this morning. more »

September 30, 2014
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‘Lost decade’: UK workers face real wages drop until 2017

Young people and the “squeezed middle” classes will face a fall in real wages beyond 2017 more »

September 30, 2014
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5 Ways Recruitment Software Can Make All the Difference

All manner of technological changes may have swept through the hiring process in recent years, but that doesn’t mean that every company automatically adopts them. more »

September 30, 2014
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4 Reasons Why You Should Pick Your Job Titles Wisely

Do you know what is arguably the most important component of a job posting? The job title. That’s a conclusion I’ve reached after conducting research on thousands of job postings. more »

September 30, 2014
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Why Are Recruiters Playing LinkedIn Hide And Seek?

As a recruiter or a sourcer, you want people (applicants, candidates, referrals etc) to find you, don’t you? You are at the very least using LinkedIn more »

September 30, 2014
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Rewarding Recruiters for InMails That Receive Responses

At LinkedIn, we’re focused on helping you be a more efficient and productive recruiter. One of the key ways we do that is by enabling you to contact prospects via InMail. more »

September 30, 2014
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How to Boost Your Employer Brand and Become a Talent Magnet like Google

Future graduate expectations are changing fast across economies and employment markets which is obvious when looking at the data from this year’s World’s Most Attractive Employers survey. more »

September 30, 2014
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Global Employment Research Shows the Demand for Professionals and Managers is Stabilising

The ‘Antal Global Snapshot’ research from the international recruitment company, Antal, asked more than 8,190 companies in major markets more »

September 29, 2014
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Summer Slackers? Does the Hot Weather Affect Productivity?

With summer drawing to a close, we take a look at just how those hot days impact on office staff. Whether it be disputes over climate controls or laxity of lunch hours more »

September 29, 2014
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Healthcare Jobs on the Rise as NHS Continues to Suffer from Staff Shortages

August job data from Indeed.com shows that job vacancies within both the Hospitality and Healthcare sectors are on the rise more »

September 29, 2014
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One in Four CV Checks Reveal Inaccuracies

A new report from pre-employment screening company, First Advantage reveals over a quarter (27.2%) of all verification checks on CVs between January 2011 and June 2014 uncovered inaccuracies. more »

September 29, 2014
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Top Trends in Talent Acquisition Technology

The recruiting industry is marked by constant change and innovation. While this is certainly a good thing — giving organizations new ways to connect and engage with top talent more »

September 29, 2014
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How to Better Manage your Recruitment Business’ Cash Flow

It is often said that cash flow is the life blood of any business. To ensure that your agency continues operating profitably on a day-to-day basis more »

September 29, 2014
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A Quarter of Recruiters Overlook Prime Sourcing Opportunities

Recruitment Buzz poll reveals that almost 25% of recruiters are at risk of being left behind more »

September 29, 2014
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Changing Gear as the UK Recruitment Market Heats Up

The recruitment of white collar professionals is embarking on a period of growth as the economic outlook has improved this year and employer confidence becomes more bullish more »

September 29, 2014
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Five Things U.A.E Private Sector Businesses Need

There has been an increasingly competitive talent attraction landscape amongst U.A.E businesses for some time now, with many companies, particularly in the private sector more »

September 29, 2014
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Want to Solve the Skills Shortage? Get More Women Involved

Leaders from some of Britain’s top science, engineering, technology and manufacturing companies have come together in an effort to boost the number of women who enter more »

September 29, 2014
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Job Figures Welcomed by MP

Latest jobs figures for the High Peak have been welcomed by MP Andrew Bingham. more »

September 29, 2014
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Women are Better Off Today, but Still Far From Being Equal with Men

There have been huge changes for women in terms of employment in the past decades, with women moving into paid employment outside the home more »

September 29, 2014
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6 Ways to Hunt for Headhunters

In many areas, the U.S. economy is heating up. While long-term unemployment remains persistently high, in many labor markets more »

September 29, 2014
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How to Evolve From Reaction to Interaction

HR and recruitment is a department where actions and activities are based on reactions to business situations like forecasting sales changes, turnover, or business or segment restructuring. more »

September 29, 2014
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How Recruiters Use Social Media: By the Numbers [STUDY] #socialrecruiting

Using the data from Adecco’s global study, this infographic breaks down how recruiters can effectively use social media for online recruiting. more »

September 29, 2014
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New Research Reveals Opportunities for Hiring in Transportation

This week we launched a new campaign that celebrates the role of every job. As part of the campaign, we created a commercial that features some of the industries hiring the most on Indeed more »

September 29, 2014
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When you Next Recruit

There could barely be a more important task for your company than hiring the right staff – so why do so many HR managers do it in such a sloppy manner? more »

September 29, 2014
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Leveraging Your Employment Brand to Boost Your Sourcing Strategy

“Leveraging Your Employment Brand to Boost Your Sourcing Strategy” originally appeared on SourceCon, a human resources blog and knowledge website earlier in 2014. more »

September 29, 2014
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UK Faces Perfect Talent Storm

UK’s talent mismatch still among the worst in Europe, behind only Ireland, Spain and Portugal. more »

September 26, 2014
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Survey Finds Largest Fall in Graduate Unemployment for 15 years

New research has revealed that the largest drop in graduate unemployment for 15 years took place over the past year. more »

September 26, 2014
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The Guardian View on Unlimited Time Off: Too Good to be True

When Richard Branson announces that Virgin employees can take as much holiday as they want, it seems unlikely that he means to make train travel more uncertain more »

September 26, 2014
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The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Recruitment Agencies

Whether you love or hate social media, there is no getting away from the fact that it is everywhere. With over 1.1 billion users on Facebook, over 500 million users on Twitter more »

September 26, 2014
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Employment Experts Unimpressed with Virgin’s Unlimited Leave Policy

Employment experts have raised concerns about the benefits of giving staff unlimited leave after Richard Branson announced plans to remove any restrictions on leave for staff of the Virgin Group. more »

September 26, 2014
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Increase UK Minimum Wage to Boost Economy, Unite Urges

The minimum wage should be increased immediately to £7.81 an hour, Britain’s biggest trade union has said, arguing it would boost the economy as well as lift millions of low paid workers out of poverty. more »

September 26, 2014
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89.7% Employment Rate for 2013 Building Grads Beats 70% All-Subject Average

Six months after graduation, last year’s construction graduates enjoyed an employment rate of 89.7% and an unemployment rate of just 4.8% more »

September 26, 2014
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Young Firms Drive Job Growth, According to New Kauffman Policy Digest

When it comes to job-creating power, the age of a business is more important than the size. According to an Entrepreneurship Policy Digest released today by the Kauffman Foundation more »

September 26, 2014
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Celebrate Resume Update Month by Updating Your Own

When was the last time you updated your resume? And all those profiles on the business networks? You’re a professional recruiter more »

September 26, 2014
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HR and Recruiting Professionals: Time to Pull Your Head Out

It’s not exactly breaking news that the general workforce population can’t seem to get enough of HR/recruiting bashing. This phenomenon is akin to TMZ stalking celebrity hangouts more »

September 26, 2014
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How Widgets Can Boost Your Job Board

Want a wee widget to help your job board shine? Widgets are little applications that perform a simple function. They usually take up very little space more »

September 26, 2014
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5 Signs that You’ve Made the Right Hire

Recently, we wrote an article on how to spot when you’ve hired the wrong person. Such was its popularity that we reckoned we’d flip it round to the positive side more »

September 26, 2014
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The Demand for Engineers

Not pre-med. Not business. Not computer science. The most popular college major choice for high school seniors surveyed by CareerBuilder—the majority of whom already have a career in mind—is engineering. more »

September 26, 2014
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Demand for Recruiters Is Rising Strongly While HR Demand Drops

Demand for recruiters is rising as employers emboldened by improving economic signals in the U.S. and globally add new jobs, only to find it ever more difficult to hire the workers they want. more »

September 26, 2014
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Generalist Job Boards – How are they Developing to Meet Recruitment Needs?

Generalists are working hard to maintain their market share with new mobile enhanced sites, networks and the use of big data. more »

September 25, 2014
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‘Fear of Immigration Holding Back UK’s Economic Recovery’

The strength of Britain’s economic recovery and development of major infrastructure projects are being threatened because politicians are afraid to speak out on immigration more »

September 25, 2014
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Personnel Today Awards 2014 Shortlist: Award for Innovation in Recruitment

With only two months to go until the winners are announced, we begin a regular look at the teams and individuals that make up the Personnel Today Awards 2014 shortlist more »

September 25, 2014
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UK Interest Rates Will Rise if Wages and Productivity Fail to Match Says BoE Official

The Bank of England deputy governor has warned that the central bank will be forced to hike interest rates soon if wages fail to increase in tandem with productivity. more »

September 25, 2014
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Graduate Unemployment in Steep Drop, New Data Suggests

There has been a big fall in graduate unemployment in the UK, the latest figures suggest. The Higher Education Careers Service Unit (Hecsu) analysed the destinations of 256,350 new graduates more »

September 25, 2014
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UK Employment Rises by Second Fastest Rate in the EU (After Hungary)

The United Kingdom enjoyed the EU’s second largest rise in employment in the 12 months to July, with the annualised rate up 2.7 per cent (seasonally adjusted).  more »

September 25, 2014
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Business Groups Cautiously Optimistic on Employment and Wages

Employment and business experts reacted largely positively to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) unemployment figures yesterday. more »

September 25, 2014
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Employment in Scotland Reaches Record Breaking High of 2.6 Million

The number of Scots in work has reached a record high of more than 2.6 million, new figures show. Now, both sides of the independence debate have claimed the figures as a boost to their campaign. more »

September 25, 2014
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Employment Law and the Gender Pay Gap

New research from the International Labour Organisation has found that the average global gender pay gap now stands at 23 per cent. more »

September 25, 2014
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New Employment Tribunal Fees Could See People ‘Priced Out of Justice’

People who lose their jobs are being “priced out of justice” by employment tribunal fees, it has been claimed. Local MSP Claire Baker said costs recently introduced by the UK Government are creating a two-tier system more »

September 25, 2014
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France – Return to Employment Growth Unlikely to be Swift

Since early 2012, the increase in the number of unemployed people in France has been almost uninterrupted, reports The Economic Intelligence Unit. more »

September 25, 2014
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UK Jobs Market: 85% of Firms Plan Recruitment Drive of Permanent Staff

A jobs boost is ahead for UK workers as more than eight out of ten (85%) of employers plan to increase their permanent workforces in the short term more »

September 25, 2014
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4 Things Recruiters Should Know About Hiring Entrepreneurs

There’s a debate in the hiring community about whether entrepreneurs make good hires. These leaders look great on paper but can have trouble adapting to larger organizations. more »

September 25, 2014
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Refresh Your Hiring Strategy

Chances are, the top talent that you’d like to recruit is “allergic” to your candidate experience. Over time, this missing talent has cost you a fortune in lost creativity and performance. more »

September 25, 2014
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Globalisation, Technology and Outsourcing Drive Recruitment Trends

Last week I wrote about a few key facts and pieces of data about the recruitment industry globally, that Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts shared at last month’s RCSA more »

September 25, 2014
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Managing Hiring Managers: How To Protect Your Recruiting ROI

It’s a true business irony – despite sharing a common goal, hiring managers and recruiters don’t always see eye-to-eye. Both parties are invested in identifying quality candidates for open positions more »

September 25, 2014
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Employers Still Ignoring Candidate Experience, Report Finds

Up to 60% of HR professionals admit they are doing nothing to monitor candidate experience, according to research by member-based advisory company CEB. more »

September 25, 2014
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How to Influence Top Candidates

LinkedIn recently asked 18,000 professionals the most important factor for them when picking a new employer. 56% said the the company’s reputation as a great place to work was the deciding factor. more »

September 25, 2014
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World – Adecco Claims Social Media is the New Job Market Place

Recruitment giant Adecco Group, has published its latest report, “#SocialRecruiting – Job Search, Digital Reputation and HR Practices in the Social Media Age”. more »

September 24, 2014
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UKCES: More High Skilled Routes into Employment Needed

More high skilled routes into employment are required for the UK economy, a new study has indicated. Universities UK and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills more »

September 24, 2014
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China Sept Factory Activity Edges Up but Employment Shrinks

China‘s manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up some momentum in September even as factory employment slumped to a 5-1/2-year low more »

September 24, 2014
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This Employer Knows You May Need to Apply in Secret

“We suggest you consider whether the computer you are using and your location is secure enough. It would be safer to fill in the form using means that are not directly connected to you.” more »

September 24, 2014
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The Next Battle in the War for Talent

Think you lack the time and resources to reengineer your recruiting process? Think you don’t need to? Think again, says Dr. John Sullivan, hailed by Fast Company as the “Michael Jordan of hiring,” more »

September 24, 2014
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Most Recruiters Are Losing Money

This blog is blunt. It’s about the commercial reality of making money in recruitment. If you run a business, and are making no money, this will probably explain why. more »

September 24, 2014
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Expert Interview with Tony Restell on Social Recruiting

Social media is becoming more and more important in recruiting, and no one knows that better than Tony Restell. As the founder of Social Hire more »

September 24, 2014
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Why Reputation is so Important to your Small Business Recruitment

Small businesses have often found it difficult to recruit the right people, particularly when they haven’t been around for very long. But do you know what else makes things tough? more »

September 24, 2014
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What’s Wrong With Retention Bonuses? Pretty Much Everything

Let’s face it: only a few people voluntarily spend any time thinking about the use of employee retention bonuses (ERBs). more »

September 24, 2014
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Minimum Wage Increase: Will it Really Hurt the Economy?

To believe the reaction from some corners of the business world, you’d think economic ruin was certain if the minimum wage was increased to £8 an hour by 2020 more »

September 23, 2014
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Europe Lags UK Economy

It would appear that last month’s forecast that interest rates were unlikely to rise this year remains very much intact following the release of the latest Bank of England more »

September 23, 2014
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