Apprenticeships: Vacancies increase by 12% with most positions located in the North of England
Jul27

Apprenticeships: Vacancies increase by 12% with most positions located in the North of England

There has recently been a particular spotlight on apprenticeships owed largely to the promises of the election and the worry of a post-Brexit labour shortage. Education Secretary, Justine Greening urged all employers to offer apprenticeship schemes to push the “skills revolution for Brexit Britain,” with Theresa May pledging to create three million new apprenticeships by 2020. With this in mind, job metasearch engine Joblift has...

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Employees advised to re-consider their ‘social media CV’
Jul27

Employees advised to re-consider their ‘social media CV’

Whether you’re looking to take that next step up the career ladder or want to make a good impression in your current role, Richard Mavers, director of group marketing and online strategy at Envirofone, has some advice on how best to present yourself on social media without hurting your career prospects. Social media platforms allow us to broadcast our lives for everyone to see… and that includes your new, and any future, boss. In case...

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Trust, Culture and Diversity are key in ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution’
Jul17

Trust, Culture and Diversity are key in ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution’

Three key themes – trust, culture and diversity – must be the watchwords for businesses with the onset of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, according to a leading employment lawyer. Greg Chambers, associate director in the employment team at Osborne Clarke, was speaking at a seminar in Bristol entitled “The Future of Work in a Smart City.” The event was hosted by Hays Recruitment, held at the city’s Engine Shed and formed part of...

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Despite feeling guilty, UK workers reveal their worst excuses for pulling a sickie
Jul13

Despite feeling guilty, UK workers reveal their worst excuses for pulling a sickie

Over half (52.5%) of UK employees feel guilty about taking sick days, with the majority (50.6%) stating that this is because they are leaving their team in the lurch. This is according to the latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, which found that women feel most guilty about sick leave (60.5%). The survey received 1,300 responses from workers across the UK, finding that a further 24.1% of professionals...

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How will the new ‘Google for Jobs’ affect expanding workforces – and recruiters?
Jul06

How will the new ‘Google for Jobs’ affect expanding workforces – and recruiters?

HR Commentator Chris Thompson takes a look at how the new Google for Jobs will impact the UK recruitment market. Image courtesy of Google The mystery and intrigue surrounding Google’s foray into the recruitment market was put to bed last week when the Google for Jobs platform landed in the USA. Emerging quietly and without warning, like many of Google’s updates, Google for jobs is a hiring interface that sits conveniently on the...

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Why HR should take care when using intelligence for diversity hiring
Jul06

Why HR should take care when using intelligence for diversity hiring

Charles Hipps, CEO & Founder, WCN discusses how HR need to balance risks and opportunities in diversity hiring There’s little doubt about the benefit of hiring a diverse workforce. McKinsey found in one UK study that greater gender diversity on the senior-executive team could positively affect performance. For every 10% diversity increase, they saw profits rise by up to 3.5%. Organisations know it’s needed, but often lack the...

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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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