• A-Level grades soar whilst university applications plummet

    Top A-level grades have increased for the first time in six years, as teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland get their results.
  • M-Files HR automates employee-related document management

    Intelligent HR document management solution supports compliance with automated and intuitive administration of HR records and processes throughout the employee lifecyclePosted inNews archiveon17 Aug 2017
    M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced the immediate availability of M-Files HR, a new offering that can be deployed on-premises or as a cloud-based service that enables organisations to simplify and automate the management of employee-related docume
  • Move job to increase pay packet, says REC

    Commenting on today’s publication of labour market statistics by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which shows that the employment rate reached 75.1 per cent in the three months to June, the highest level since records began in 1971, Recruitment & Employment Confederation chief executive Kevin Green says:Posted inNews archiveon17 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileRECView profile »“The UK jobs market is continuing to perform beyond expectations as job creation remains strong a
  • Poor productivity explains lagging pay growth - CIPD

    Figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the demand for labour remains strong, which includes a relatively high share of permanent, full-time jobs.Posted inNews archiveon17 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileCIPDView profile »However, the CIPD today warns that poor productivity growth remains the underlying reason why earnings remain stuck around the 2% mark. The latest monthly figures show that the continued increase in labour supply, driven by a sharp increase i
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  • Manufacturing Job Surge in July

    A surge of job vacancies were advertised within the Manufacturing industry in July according to recruitment software provider Recruitive Software. Posted inNews archiveon17 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileRecruitiveView profile »The number of manufacturing jobs advertised via Recruitive’s software recorded the highest ever number of jobs being posted compared to any previous months. The average number of candidate’s applying for each position has also seen an increase in July.Carla Fer
  • A-Level students from disadvantaged backgrounds risk missing out on ‘free’ degree apprenticeships

    A-Level students from less privileged backgrounds are at risk of missing out on places on the new breed of ‘earn as you learn’ degree apprenticeships, according to new research by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).Posted inNews archiveon17 Aug 2017Affluent parents 2.5 times more likely than less well-off to know about degree apprenticeship routes at university Low awareness of ‘earn as you learn’ degree apprenticeships will leave behind less privileged school leave
  • Ethnic diversity in FTSE 100 leadership pipeline improves for first time in four years

    Ethnic diversity in leadership pipeline within FTSE 100 companies increases to five per cent, the highest level for four years
  • Barriers to Productivity

    One of the primary roles of a workplace is to maximise productivity to achieve the best results possible for that business.Posted inNews archiveon16 Aug 2017
    According to research from AXA PPP healthcare, 42% of small businesses said the biggest productivity blocker was employees being disengaged or not enjoying their job. In fact, the ONS reports the UK’s productivity (output per hour) has fallen by 0.5% since the start of 2017.
    The ability to work smarter and increase productivity is som
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  • Having a bad job can be worse for your health than being unemployed, study finds

    A new study by The University of Manchester has found that people employed in low-paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed.Posted inNews archiveon16 Aug 2017
    The aim of the study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, was to examine the association of job transition with health and stress. The researchers were particularly interested in comparing the health of those who remained unemployed with those who transitioned
  • enei Comment on EHRC Pay Gap Strategy

    Following the publication of the EHRC’s pay gap strategy, enei chief executive Denise Keating commented:Posted inOpinionon16 Aug 2017
    “The EHRC’s pay gap research has revealed the shameful extent to which pay gaps exist across groups in the UK. It is clear from the statistics that we can’t continue to see the pay gap as a women’s problem. The research has revealed massive pay gaps exist for both disabled people and specific ethnic groups.
    “We completely agree
  • Volvo Car UK launches online recruitment service for its retailer network

    Volvo Car UK has launched a new online portal designed to help its dealers recruit new staff, amid an ongoing campaign by the brand to take on 300 new technicians across its UK network.Posted inNews archiveon15 Aug 2017Volvo Car UK introduces new online recruitment portal to help dealers fill vacancies Service aids processes such as CV retention and interview scheduling Volvo recently announced a drive to recruit 300 new technicians across its UK dealer network by 2020
    Volvo Car UK has launched
  • Dates for the Job Board Summit – Europe 2017 Announced

    Jobg8 are delighted to announce the Job Board Summit – Europe 2017 is taking place on 9-10th November at etc. venues conference centre at St Paul’s, London.Posted inNews archiveon15 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileJobg8.comView profile »The annual industry event brought together over 200 delegates last year and aims to deliver insights from keynote speakers exploring the industry trends.
    Louise Grant, CEO of Jobg8 said:
    “We are extremely excited about the Job Board Summit this ye
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  • All jobs should be flexible, the Equality and Human Rights Commission says

    A turnaround of working culture is needed, including advertising all jobs as available for flexible working, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has announced.
  • Too busy for a break: Working Brits pass up on £650 of paid holiday each year

    Hard working Brits are working through much of their annual holiday entitlement, losing out on over £650 and 10 days annual leave each year. Posted inNews archiveon15 Aug 2017
    Nearly nine out of ten British workers failed to take all of their holiday allowance last year, with almost one in 201 missing out on more than ten days of paid leave. In some cases, that meant workers missing out on as much as £675 of annual leave,  according to a survey undertaken by
  • Role with a view? Britain's best-paying outdoor jobs revealed, research by Indeed

    As Britain’s summer finally gets back on track, the global job site Indeed has published data revealing the UK’s ten highest paying outdoor roles.Posted inNews archiveon15 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileIndeedView profile »The roles include jobs in science, sport, construction and even film, and six of them pay more than the average UK salary of £28,000.
    The two best-paying roles - environmental manager and senior landscape architect - pay an average salary of almost £37,0
  • Only 19% of talent managers feel their workforces have the skills to support future needs

    Executive Search & Leadership Advisory firm, 6 Group, has conducted a global talent management survey across 13 different sectors with questions ranging from candidate attraction through to talent development. Posted inNews archiveon15 Aug 2017
    Respondents included senior HR, Talent, In-House Recruitment and Learning & Development professionals who were asked to anonymously rate their organisation’s own approaches to talent management. 
    The aim was to find out whether companie
  • The big UK unemployment North-South divide

    Posted inAdViewArticle by Shane McGourty, AdView.co.ukon14 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileAdView.Online View profile »While politicians may have us believe the gap between the North and South of the UK is shrinking, we know that the concept of a North-South divide has been around for decades, with many experts claiming it is growing wider. In terms of unemployment, there are clear divisions between the North and the South, but is it possible to close the gap and strive towards a more balanced pic
  • Prospects launches Summer Graduate Market Trends

    Prospects’ summer edition of Graduate Market Trends (GMT) launches today (10 August 2017) with a focus on gender in graduate recruitment and careers.Posted inNews archiveon14 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileProspectsView profile »Inside the latest edition of GMT, experts share data on the gender pay gap and reveal the impact of appearance on graduate careers advice.
    In addition, gendered language is explored in relation to male-orientated entrepreneurship education and Anne-Marie Canning, Di
  • Lawspeed announces GDPR and data protection compliance seminars for October 2017, London and Manchester

    Ravi Murphy, director of Lawspeed said “the new laws are very complex, with severe penalties for non-compliance. The law will apply from May 2018, but it is essential for recruiters to prepare early.Posted inNews archiveon14 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileLawspeed LtdView profile »The seminars will deal with “the what, the why and the how”, with attendees learning about the areas of operation affected, processes to follow and types of documentation to use so they can get ready.&
  • New forecast shows pay rises remain subdued at 1% as 24 applicants chase every low-skilled job vacancy

    Hiring demand remains strong whilst unemployment is at a record lowPosted inNews archiveon14 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileCIPDView profile »The latest CIPD/The Adecco Group Labour Market Outlook suggests that UK employment will again grow strongly in the third quarter of 2017, but wage growth is likely to remain weak.
    The quarterly survey of more than 1,000 employers identifies that near-term employment expectations have risen compared with the previous spring report (May 2017). This is reflect
  • Revealed: The top five questions you should NEVER ask in an interview

    Interviews can be a daunting process for many, and new research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library has found that a whopping 87.4% of workers think there are certain questions candidates should avoid asking in an interview if you want to get the job!Posted inNews archiveon14 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileCV-Library.co.ukView profile »The research, which quizzed 1,200 UK workers on interview preparation techniques, found that over three quarters (79.3%) of professionals
  • Six in 10 business believe automation will drive productivity, reveals Robert Half

    New report highlights the impact digital transformation will have on businesses and recruitment strategiesPosted inNews archiveon14 Aug 2017
    Robert Half’s new report, Digital transformation and the future of hiring has found that digital processes will be extended to manual, data entry tasks such as financial modelling (41%), generating financial reports (40%), project management and reporting (38%) within the next three years. As a result, payroll (37%), fina
  • Jonathan Lee Recruitment fields 1,000 vacancies as manufacturing booms

    Manufacturing and engineering recruitment specialist predicts competitive market for talentPosted inNews archiveon11 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileJonathan Lee RecruitmentView profile »Jonathan Lee Recruitment is fielding record numbers of vacancies as demand for roles to support engineering and manufacturing businesses throughout the West Midlands and the UK continues to grow.
    Jon Blaze, head of recruitment operations at the Midlands-based recruitment consultancy explains: “Last month, we
  • Cranfield University signs up to new digital video recruitment platform

    Cranfield University has linked up with Vidu, the new, video-based recruitment platform that brings together employers and candidates through video and social media.Posted inNews archiveon11 Aug 2017
    The award-winning University recognises that postgraduates entering the job market are probably more likely to be attracted to a digital recruitment platform—especially one that offers unique features.
    Vidu enables a user to create a personal profile, link this to their social media and then u
  • Pimlico plumbers ‘gig economy’ case heads to Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has granted Pimlico Plumbers permission to appeal against a high-profile employment ruling.
  • UK’s most sought-after job industries revealed

    Data from over 15.4m applications made by Brits sees construction and administration take top spotsPosted inNews archiveon11 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileCV-Library.co.ukView profile »New analysis of job application data in the UK has revealed the industries that Brits are most keen to get a job within; with the administration, construction and engineering sectors featured in the top spots.  
    The research also looked at the industries that have become increasingly applied for in the first
  • Employee engagement battle: More than a quarter (28%) of employers struggle to engage their workforce

    At a time of near full employment and in a candidate-led market, nearly one in three (28%) employers have admitted that they are struggling to keep their employees engaged, according to research released from totaljobs.Posted inStatistics and trendson11 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileTotaljobsView profile » Employers say that lower productivity (59%) is being driven by a lack of employee engagement Key warning signs include internet browsing, being constantly late and chatting with colleagues
    At
  • Better humans proven to re-energize employee performance

    Brain and body training which combines expert physiotherapists with data analyticsPosted inNews archiveon11 Aug 2017
    It is a well-known fact that healthier and happier people perform better at work. Increasingly, health and well-being are becoming central to every forward-thinking company’s strategic plan. However, ensuring that employees are healthy in mind and body can be a difficult and time-consuming task.
    Better Humans is a start-up, based in Edinburgh, which offers a unique active we
  • Aspire: Active Dashboards recruiting success

    Aspire has been in recruitment since 1992, formerly as PFJ, or The Graduate Recruitment Company. Posted inNews archiveon11 Aug 2017
    In 2014, the organisation re-branded as Aspire, and now specialises in recruiting for the digital, media and marketing communications industry. A global organisation, it has five offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Hong Kong and Singapore, employing more than 120 specialist recruiters. The challenge
    For recruiters, the speed with which they gather and analyse
  • Three quarters of IT professionals have applied for a new job in the past four weeks

    Three quarters of IT professionals have applied for a new job within the last month, according to a new survey from IT specialists Evolution Recruitment Solutions.Posted inNews archiveon11 Aug 2017
    Speaking to 1,050 IT professionals at all stages of their career, Evolution found that 73% of all respondents had applied for a new job within the last month. Go back over the past six months, and this percentage rises to 84%.
    Survey questions also sought to find out what the modern IT professional va
  • New tests meet the demand to provide consistent assessment results across every device, including mobiles

    Job candidates innocently assume that if they take an assessment test on their tablet or smartphone, they’ll achieve the same result that they’d get on a desktop computer. However, providing exactly the same test experience across every device is a complex challenge. Posted inNews archiveon10 Aug 2017
    Company Profilecut-eView profile »Assessment specialist cut-e has launched 16 new ‘device-agnostic’ tests which have been designed to consistently predict job performa
  • Bullhorn Founder and CEO Art Papas Joins JA Worldwide’s Global Council

    JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, has announced that Art Papas, founder and CEO of Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organisations transform their businesses, has joined the JA Worldwide Global Council.Posted inNews archiveon10 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileBullhornView profile »Global Council members have an abiding belief in the mission of JA Worldwide, an interest in engaging in JA’s regional and global events,
  • Julian Assange offers job to fired anti-diversity Google employee

    Julian Assange has offered the Google employee who was fired for writing an anti-diversity memo a job at Wikileaks.
  • Sales Manager, Daniel Young, joins multi-award winning Opus Recruitment Solutions

    We’re pleased to announce that experienced recruitment professional, Daniel Young, is joining Opus Recruitment Solutions as the new Sales Manager for the recently refurbished Bristol HQ.Posted inNews archiveon10 Aug 2017
    Daniel Young has an extensive professional scope of Management, market knowledge and recruitment experience.
    During his 7 years’ spent working within the technology sector at Computer Futures, Daniel’s entrepreneurial flair saw him propel his career to reach Ma
  • Gender Discrimination Is Hindering Tech Industry growth

    Sopra Banking Software uncover why it is that men still dominate senior positions in Tech and why men are out-earning women, even in equal positions. Posted inNews archiveon10 Aug 2017
    The UK gender pay gap won’t close until 2069 unless measures are taken to combat it now. That’s another 53 years that women will continue to pay a higher price for being female.
    A study by McKinsey Global Institute found that in an ideal scenario, where female roles are identical to those of men, &ldqu
  • Employment tribunal fees gone, claims up unless…

    Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court ruled that the policy of charging employment tribunal (ET) fees of up to £1,200 prevents workers, especially those on lower incomes, from accessing justice and disproportionately affects women.Posted inNews archiveon09 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileThe Association of Recruitment Consultancies - ARCView profile »The Court heard that since the introduction of these significant fees in 2013, the number of ET claims brought had fallen by over 70%. It follows th
  • Xref launches pioneering recruitment technology

    Automated candidate referencing company, Xref, has unveiled its new pioneering ‘Sentiment Engine’ technology as part of its continued mission to make the recruitment process easier and more efficient.Posted inLaunchon09 Aug 2017New tech measures sentiment in candidate references more accurately than humans Geared to make recruitment process easier and more efficient
    Automated candidate referencing company, Xref, has unveiled its new pioneering ‘Sentiment Engine’ technolog
  • British Heart Foundation selects Workday for HR Transformation

    The British Heart Foundation, the UK’s leading heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research, today announced that it has selected Workday to spearhead its HR transformation.Posted inNews archiveon09 Aug 2017
    Headquartered in London, UK, The British Heart Foundation has 2,700 full-time employees and some 25,000 volunteers. It is dedicated to the vision of a world where people do not die prematurely of heart disease. The charity seeks to achieve this through pi
  • C&M Launches Specialist Travel Technology Recruitment Division

    Simon Woods To Lead New Technology Division Of C&M Travel RecruitmentPosted inNews archiveon09 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileC&M RecruitmentView profile »C&M Travel Recruitment is excited to announce the launch of the industry’s first specialist travel technology recruitment division.
    Launching on Wednesday 9th August, the department will recruit solely for technology positions based at companies within the travel sector.
    The division will be led by Simon Woods who has amassed
  • The £70,000 a year financial planning job that remains unfilled

    Role highlights severity of Paraplanner shortages in The City and beyondPosted inNews archiveon09 Aug 2017
    It pays £70,000 a year, and it’s working for one of the City’s leading financial planning consultancies, yet the total number of candidates interviewed for the position of Chartered Paraplanning Manager amounts to zero, reports a leading financial services recruitment firm.
    London and Bristol based Heat Recruitment has been partnering with several of the UK’s leading
  • One in three men blame work for poor mental health

    One in three men say their jobs are causing them to have poor mental health, according to a survey.
  • Lawspeed launches new SPA service

    Now called ‘Service Provider Accreditation’, Lawspeed’s new SPA service provides assurance to anyone wishing to use a service provider or umbrella company as its payment provider.Posted inLaunchon09 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileLawspeed LtdView profile »In announcing the updated service, first launched in 2009, Lawspeed director Ravi Murphy said “tax regulation and rights such as under the AWR can prove a minefield for the uninitiated. The new public sector Chapter 10 ru
  • Austin Fraser moves into recruitment office of the future with help from Area

    Posted inNews archiveThe first occupiers of the landmark Thames Tower building in Reading have moved into state-of-the-art new premises, tipped to be the most vibrant, exciting, and inspirational office building in the Thames Valley.on09 Aug 2017
    Workplace design and fit-out specialist, Area has created a forward-thinking space to accommodate 100 office workers at specialist recruitment consultant Austin Fraser. The space has been carefully designed around the theme of ‘provoking the nexus
  • No salary talk please, we’re British!

    British employees have revealed the most awkward conversation topics in the workplacePosted inNews archiveon09 Aug 2017Nearly half of Britain's employees are in favour of censorship in the workplace Key topics to ban: religion, sex and politics - with salaries following close behind Discussing salaries voted as awkward as discussing sex
    British employees have revealed the most awkward conversation topics in the workplace. In a survey by OfficeGenie.co.uk, workers placed religion in the top
  • UK Businesses to Report Gender Pay Gap in 2018

    Last November, Equal Pay Day marked a gradual decrease in the gap in salaries between full-time employed men and women, 0.2% since the year before. Posted inNews archiveon09 Aug 2017
    Instant Offices delves into what the legal implications and desired outcomes of addressing the gender pay gap are.
    Consider this: if someone asked you to continue doing your job for free until the end of the year, would you say yes? In the UK, Equal Pay Day marks the point in the year when women effectively sto
  • Recruitive Software to Exhibit at In-House Recruitment Live

    Recruitive Software will be exhibiting at In-House Recruitment Live, being held at the Business Design Centre, London, on the 5th September.Posted inNews archiveon09 Aug 2017
    Company ProfileRecruitiveView profile »This ever-successful one day event will be visiting London to continue to inspire, innovate and empower every in-house recruiter to achieve their goals.Recruitive is a leading UK supplier of cloud based, award winning software solutions for in-house recruiters and are delighted t
  • 10 Quick Tips to Instantly Improve Your Job Adverts

    Writing a clear and effective job advert is the first step to a successful recruitment advertising campaign.
    Mastering the art of your advertising can bring a plethora of benefits to your recruitment strategy; you’ll be able to attract candidates quicker, which will in turn reduce your time-to-hire and advertising costs. Additionally, a well-written job advert will provide candidates with a great first impression, both of the role and your company.
    However, HR and recruitment professionals
  • Is your HR strategy giving your technology the best chance of success?

    Investment in recruitment technology like our own Fusion suite here at Webrecruit may well account for a lot of your hiring budget this year, so you will naturally want to do everything possible to extract the maximum value from it.
    But is your HR strategy enabling you to do this, or might it be having a detrimental effect?
    Make sure you ask the right questions of your technology
    There aren’t too many technologies out there – recruitment-related or otherwise – that will effortl
  • What could possibly go wrong with that ‘hotshot’ employee?

    It’s an experience that you may have had more than once with recruitment firms – being presented with a seemingly amazing candidate who has a track record in your sector, and who seems to be able to explain what your business needs for success and what they will do to bring you that success.
    Sure, they might not come from a cultural environment much like that of your own company, or have worked for a company at your firm’s stage of development. But there might be enough signs t
  • ‘Huge gap’ in pay standards for different ethnic groups

    There are still "huge gaps" in pay between different ethnicities living in Britain, research from the Resolution Foundation thinktank reveals.

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