Top tips for office moves (what we learned through recent experience!)
Jun19

Top tips for office moves (what we learned through recent experience!)

All businesses with a physical presence have to move offices eventually. Business shrink and no longer fill the place they have or grow far too big for the space they currently occupy. Moving also affects all kinds of businesses; start-ups often begin life in bedrooms or garages and eventually require a larger working environment. Start-ups eventually grow into SMEs and with that can come further recruitment to meet the needs of a...

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Research finds that ‘Dad’s help’ influences career choices & values
Jun16

Research finds that ‘Dad’s help’ influences career choices & values

New research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library   has found that nearly one in five (18.7%) professionals were influenced by their dad when deciding which career path to take, rising to 29.4% amongst those under the age of 18. The survey, which questioned 1,200 UK workers ahead of Father’s Day, found that one in 10 (9.8%) have followed the career path of their dad , rising to 12.3% amongst millennials. In fact,...

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Recruiters urged to check suppliers in wake of £45m fraud case
Jun15

Recruiters urged to check suppliers in wake of £45m fraud case

6CATS International has warned recruitment agencies to ensure that their suppliers are fully compliant before committing to using their services. The leading global contractor compliance consultancy has urged agency directors to check that all of their suppliers are fully compliant and operating in a completely transparent and legal way. This comes in the wake of a case involving Quality Premier Services (QPS), an umbrella firm which...

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Over half of UK recruiters not ‘Google for Jobs’ ready, warn digital marketing experts
Jun15

Over half of UK recruiters not ‘Google for Jobs’ ready, warn digital marketing experts

More than half of the top 100 recruiters in the UK are not prepared for Google’s new job search service, Google for Jobs, which is about to launch in the US before being rolled out in the UK, I-COM warns. The Manchester digital marketing agency surveyed the websites of 100 of the country’s largest recruitment firms. It found that only 47 had implemented the required ‘Schema’ formatting that Google uses to interpret web-page...

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Study reveals that identifying competencies helps refine the airline recruitment process
Jun14

Study reveals that identifying competencies helps refine the airline recruitment process

A new research study from international assessment specialist cut-e has revealed that identifying specific competencies and behaviours that staff need to do their jobs can streamline the recruitment process. The study focused on the airline industry and sought to identify the competencies and behaviours  that airline captains, first officers and cadets needed and used literature reviews, job analysis findings, empirical evidence...

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UK employers put dedication and confidence ahead of team spirit when judging applicants
Jun13

UK employers put dedication and confidence ahead of team spirit when judging applicants

Soft skills are becoming increasing vital to employers when differentiating between candidates with similar experience and education. Job meta-search engine Joblift has analysed which soft skills are most frequently asked for in job adverts to show which are the most desirable skills hiring managers are on the hunt for. Joblift has also compared the UK’s top five soft skills with those in France, Germany and the Netherlands to...

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UK jobs rose by 17.7% in May, as business confidence remains strong
Jun12

UK jobs rose by 17.7% in May, as business confidence remains strong

CV-Library reveals the top cities for job growth last month New data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, has found that advertised job vacancies in the UK jumped by 17.7% in May, suggesting that business confidence is strong across the nation. The data, which analysed the number of jobs in the UK’s key cities in May 2017, compared with April 2017, found that this growth was apparent in all corners of the UK, with...

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CIPD: Three in four HR professionals expect Brexit to escalate ‘war for talent’
Jun08

CIPD: Three in four HR professionals expect Brexit to escalate ‘war for talent’

New research has found that, as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, nearly three-quarters of HR professionals (72%) expect the competition for well-qualified talent to increase, and nearly two-thirds (61%) predict further difficulty recruiting senior and skilled employees over the next three years. The latest CIPD/Hays Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey of more than 1,000 HR professionals found that recruitment...

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Shock as 8 out of 10 employers admit ‘regional accents influence recruitment decisions’
Jun08

Shock as 8 out of 10 employers admit ‘regional accents influence recruitment decisions’

Does having a strong accent have an impact on recruitment decisions, and on our perceptions of candidates? Facilities management company DCS Multiserve did some research, and the results were surprising.   Accents affect employability Research proves a clear link between employability and recruitment, but surprisingly continues to shape the way employees are treated at work.  Eight in 10 employers admit to making discriminating...

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Demand for HR professionals increases amid uncertainty, recruiters in particular demand
Jun07

Demand for HR professionals increases amid uncertainty, recruiters in particular demand

Demand for HR professionals is growing,  according to the latest data from The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Demand for HR experts rose 4% year on year to March 2017, with demand for recruitment specialists proving even higher, as vacancies within this group increased by 12% over the same period. The pivotal month for the period was March 2017, which saw a 9% increase when compared to March 2016. The top...

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Less than half of organisations believe their talent management approach is the right one
May31

Less than half of organisations believe their talent management approach is the right one

Joint research with Fosway Group reveals less than half of organisations are confident their approach is the right one for the modern workforce   Talent management solutions provider SumTotal has announced the release of their Transforming Talent in the Modern Workforce research.  The research was conducted in partnership with Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, including a survey of SumTotal customers from the EMEA...

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Fighting for talent: how focusing on people can drive business growth
May31

Fighting for talent: how focusing on people can drive business growth

Adam Hale, EVP of Sage People, discusses how employers can use people-data for a competitive advantage A new report released by Sage People (formerly Fairsail) reveals that the single greatest challenge for the smaller enterprise as they build their business is the global skills crisis and associated war for talent. Research of over 500 HR leaders in mid-sized companies reveals that despite fast growth ambitions less than half (47%)...

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Bored to tears: Workplace apathy is causing disengaged workers to look for a new job
May31

Bored to tears: Workplace apathy is causing disengaged workers to look for a new job

New research from CV Library sees workers admitting that they feel bored at work on a daily basis Boredom can affect even the most studious of workers.  Worrying new statistics from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveal that boredom afflicts nearly half of UK workers (44.9%), with 54% admitting that they have looked for a new job as a result of a dull work life. The survey, which asked 1,200 professionals about...

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Ex Global HR & Talent Manager proves woman to watch at Woman Who… Awards
May30

Ex Global HR & Talent Manager proves woman to watch at Woman Who… Awards

Amy Foster from Nomad HR & Recruitment proved to be the new business owner to watch at the Woman Who… awards, as she was named the Winner of the Start Up Category. The Woman Who… Awards are delivered in Partnership with FSB, to celebrate successful women in business. Nomad HR and Recruitment was established by Amy Foster in 2015 for companies who may not have a HR function and want extra support when it comes to Recruitment. Amy...

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Why you should go beyond the basics and think about ‘Employee Experience’
May30

Why you should go beyond the basics and think about ‘Employee Experience’

Co-founder of Recruitee.com, Perry Oostdam shares how employers can go beyond just salary and benefits to improve the overall ’employee experience’. The “dream job” is one that doesn’t feel like work, that you are passionate about and happy to put effort into – this is becoming the reality for some, and sought after by many.   The new buzzword is ’employee experience’, although an enjoyable work...

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