How to Avoid Driving Away Top Talent
Jul04

How to Avoid Driving Away Top Talent

Terry Donovan, AETHOS Consulting Group, explains why and how recruiters can avoid accidentally chasing the best candidates away Imagine the typical home-buying process… but riddled with unexpected gaps in communication, unanswered questions and a sneaking suspicion that the seller is hiding something from you. What if the realtor is hesitant to have a phone call or meeting to talk through issues, but gives you endless rounds of...

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As NHS staff retention crisis makes headlines, new ‘joined up’ recruitment initiative launches in Northamptonshire
Jul03

As NHS staff retention crisis makes headlines, new ‘joined up’ recruitment initiative launches in Northamptonshire

The extent of the staffing crisis within the NHS has made headlines today, with as many as 51% of nurses and midwives leaving the profession in just 4 years.  For the first time ever, the Royal College of Nursing figures reveal more have left the register than joined in 2016/17.  Long hours, overstretched resources, a shortage of qualified staff and a pay cap all add to the frustration for staff. This month the Royal College of...

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Time is running out to master candidate engagement, warns talent acquisition and management consultancy 
Jun29

Time is running out to master candidate engagement, warns talent acquisition and management consultancy 

Businesses have just a matter of months to ensure that candidate engagement strategies are hitting the mark – or they risk losing access to vast and valuable talent pools. That is the advice of global talent acquisition and management specialist, Alexander Mann Solutions, as the launch of new data protection laws draw closer. The introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules, which are due to come into effect...

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APSCo report surge in IT security vacancies – meanwhile more cyber attacks threaten UK businesses
Jun28

APSCo report surge in IT security vacancies – meanwhile more cyber attacks threaten UK businesses

Businesses around the world are today reporting a new round of cyber attacks, as the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) have announced that IT Security vacancies increased by 6.2% during the year ending 30 April 2017.  The recent attacks are only likely to see this trend increase. There was strong demand for IT Security staff from the Accountancy (40%), Retail and Education sectors, all of whom hold huge amounts of...

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Should businesses embrace the rising trend of the returnship?
Jun22

Should businesses embrace the rising trend of the returnship?

Returnships are on the rise in the UK, with 79% of the nation’s workers admitting they would be more inclined to join a company that offered a returnship programme. That’s according to a recent study data from CV-Library , the UK’s leading independent job board, which also found that 73% agree that it’s difficult to get back into the corporate world after taking a career break, rising to 77.6% amongst women. The survey of 1,200...

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New funders enabling more charity employers to pay the real living wage
Jun22

New funders enabling more charity employers to pay the real living wage

  More charities will be able to pay staff the Living Wage now that four new grant-making organisations have joined the Living Wage Foundation’s scheme for charity funders. Often one of the down sides for quality candidates seeking work in the charitable sector is low pay.  While all employers must pay the minimum wage, few charity employers are able to pay their staff the real living wage. This is set to change as the Coutts...

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Does the growth of AI herald the end of the line for recruiters?
Jun22

Does the growth of AI herald the end of the line for recruiters?

Shane McGourty, Director at AdView, discusses what the future holds for recruiters as AI and tech disrupt traditional recruitment practices It’s no secret that AI is well and truly on the rise.  I’ve increasingly heard many skilled recruiters ask: ‘could my job be replaced by a robot?’ I’ve heard some recruitment professionals argue that we should oppose tech because our profession is under threat – but change is...

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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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