Recruitment start-up proves even the sky is no limit!
May16

Recruitment start-up proves even the sky is no limit!

Last month, London-based recruitment start-up, Love Recruitment, jumped out of a plane in the name of charity.  The skydive came as a daring bid to raise money for education material for their India-based charity partners, Nanhi Kali, meaning “for the girl child”. The company smashed their Just Giving page’s fundraising target by 158% which saw two of the office’s youngest, Ross Norton and Skye Vadas, jump out of a plane in April. The...

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Teacher recruitment: trade body and school leaders’ union collaborate on new Code of Conduct
May16

Teacher recruitment: trade body and school leaders’ union collaborate on new Code of Conduct

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) have unveiled new guidance for their respective members around teacher recruitment. NAHT’s members will be offered guidance on working with teacher supply and recruitment companies, and will be introduced to APSCo’s new Code of Conduct for its Education recruitment members. APSCo has worked closely with the NAHT to produce...

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Company inadvertently sends offensive remarks to graduate jobseeker
May15

Company inadvertently sends offensive remarks to graduate jobseeker

The need for caution when making unnecessary remarks about job candidates was reinforced this week as a Tonbridge based company was forced to apologise to graduate Anna Jacobs after an e-mail responding to her job application for the role of office administrator accidentally had a number of unpleasant comments about her attached. Anna told BBC South East: “I thought how dare somebody say that about my CV and myself. I was just...

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London-based SME? Young talent is waiting to join your business
May12

London-based SME? Young talent is waiting to join your business

London’s Square Mile is home to some of the biggest and best businesses in the world with young, aspiring City workers competing for the most exciting internship and apprenticeship opportunities in the country. Whilst many large companies already have the resources to put these initiatives in place, SMEs can often get left behind as they struggle to compete with the shiny, structured offerings of their rivals. With the new...

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Want to make a good impression? UK professionals reveal what they do to impress their new boss
May12

Want to make a good impression? UK professionals reveal what they do to impress their new boss

First impressions are important, especially when you start a new job, but for the majority of UK professionals it doesn’t stop there. In fact, according to new data from CV-Library , the UK’s leading independent job board, nearly three quarters of workers (70.5%) admitted that they aspire to impress their boss for as long as they work at that company.  The survey, which asked 1,000 UK workers about their attitudes towards impressing a...

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In the money: The top locations in the UK for a pay rise right now
May11

In the money: The top locations in the UK for a pay rise right now

  As many UK businesses vie to attract the best candidates, offering bumper pay packets is clearly a strategy that is being taken, with new data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, revealing that key locations across the nation saw standout increases in salary offerings last month. The findings, which compared April 2017 job market trends with April 2016, suggest that employers across the UK are offering...

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Increase in temporary work?  It’s not all bad, says Sidekicks
May11

Increase in temporary work? It’s not all bad, says Sidekicks

Britain has had the third biggest rise in temporary workers in Europe, according to research released by the Trade Union Congress last week. As the number of short-term assignments is on the rise, Catherine Sinclair – Head of Temporary Talent at Sidekicks – explains the benefit of temporary working.     “Temping has a bad reputation,” explained Catherine Sinclair, Head of Temporary Talent at the London-based...

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Study reveals graduates have unrealistic salary expectations
May11

Study reveals graduates have unrealistic salary expectations

Nearly half of graduates (47%) expect an average of £9,000 more than they get in their first role after university, a new report reveals. Post-university, graduates expect their first job to pay between £21,000 and £30,000, yet only one in six achieve this sum. The study of 492 graduates, by sales recruitment specialist Pareto Law, discovers a marked difference between expectation and reality when it comes to graduates’ views on...

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“The millennial myth”
May10

“The millennial myth”

Guest blog by Gareth Way, HR and Training Director at Creditsafe I’m often asked to review what companies should do to engage with new employees who are entering the world of work for the first time, and so I thought it was about time that I set out where I stand in the whole ‘generation discussion.’ A great deal of column space is given to the dissection of the differences between the multiple generations that coexist in the...

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Landmark Court of Appeal ruling on disclosure of criminal records will help thousands of people put their past behind them
May10

Landmark Court of Appeal ruling on disclosure of criminal records will help thousands of people put their past behind them

The Court of Appeal last week rejected the Government’s appeal to a decision by the High Court in January last year, which ruled that the criminal records disclosure scheme was disproportionate and unlawful. The judgement involves a number of cases that were heard in the Court of Appeal in February this year, including one from Liberty and one from Hodge, Jones & Allen, supported by Just for Kids Law. The court ruled that the...

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Why the written CV is here to stay
May10

Why the written CV is here to stay

By Stuart Haddow, MD, Xperisoft There’s a mountain of material available from expert recruiters, bloggers and media companies postulating the imminent death of the Curriculum Vitae. In a nutshell, they suggest that the CV and cover letter-bundle is too inflexible for a modern world with its Social Media focus and new ways to express oneself. Consigning the CV to the history books, they cite how poorly it evidences applicant skills in...

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Recruitment drive for student nurses in Wales as NHS Bursaries continue in the Principality
May10

Recruitment drive for student nurses in Wales as NHS Bursaries continue in the Principality

The Welsh Government’s campaign to recruit and train nursing students starts as Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced that NHS Bursaries for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will continue to be available in Wales in 2018/19. The bursary will be based upon individuals committing in advance to taking up the opportunity to work in Wales, post qualification, for a period of two years. The...

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How to hire the right HR Manager for your business
May08

How to hire the right HR Manager for your business

Exclusive tips from Pallavi Chawla, Alliance Recruitment As people are the biggest asset your business has, finding the right candidate to manage your HR is vital – so how should organisations go about hiring an HR Manager? Most organisations will want to hire someone with qualifications and relevant experience at that level already, although you could consider a qualified candidate looking for their first promotion after...

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Does HR need to change recruitment processes following EAT ruling on disability discrimination?
May04

Does HR need to change recruitment processes following EAT ruling on disability discrimination?

An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a woman with Asperger’s syndrome was discriminated against during the notoriously competitive recruitment process for the Government Legal Service (GLS). Terri Brookes, who represented herself, was asked to take a situational judgement test as part of the first stage of her application. She had requested to be allowed to submit short written answers to the questions as the...

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How technology is changing the way we recruit
May04

How technology is changing the way we recruit

Dr Achim Preuss, co-founder and chief technology officer of assessment specialist cut-e, explains how tech is shaping up the world of recruitment. Historically, psychometric assessments have helped employers to identify the most suitable candidates in their applicant pool. This used to be driven by a desire to prevent the ‘wrong people’ from being hired (and thus save on recruitment and training costs). But things have changed, thanks...

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