• Living for the Cash Machine – Happiness and Wealth in the UK

    They say money can’t buy you happiness, but is it really true? A new study from Marbles looks into the correlation between happiness, anxiety, cost of living, and disposable income across the UK to map out the effects of one on the other. Comprising several maps to cover different comparisons, it offers a visual guide to how…
  • London First announces UK’s biggest jobs and careers fair

    London First announces Skills London 2017, the UK’s largest jobs and skills fair, aimed at 15-24 year olds and their families. Delivered with the help of Prospects, Skills London is free to attend and held at the ExCel Centre on the 24th and 25th of November. There will be more than 40,000 jobs and apprenticeship opportunities on offer from more than 200…
  • Talent is number one priority for SME investment

    Investing in staff is the secret ingredient to grow a business, say small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). New research from American Express® has found when it comes to growing their business, SMEs believe investing in their staff is key. Nearly a quarter (23%) of firms state that after launching their business, hiring new staff has been their biggest business decision, above choosing suppliers (20%) and investing in technology (19%).Posted inNews archiveon19 Oct 2017
    The study, conduct
  • Pros and Cons of Recruiting Freelancers to Your Company Instead of Office Workers

    As you’ve probably heard we’re now in the middle of the gig economy, where people are able to take people on for a job rather than for a several month contract. The question is, is this good for your company or isn’t it?Should you continue to use office workers for most of the stuff you’re doing or should you instead jump into the freelance game? Posted inNews archiveon19 Oct 2017
    Well, that’s what we’re going to explore today by looking at some of the big pro
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  • Leading speakers share key insights at leading Talent and Leadership conference

    HRreview have an exclusive live feed for you to keep up to date with thought leadership and best practice from the 10th annual Talent Management and Leadership Development Summit.
  • Unemployment has fallen - comment from totaljobs

    By David Clift, HR Director, totaljobsPosted inNews archiveon18 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileTotaljobsView profile »Today’s news represents a real triumph for the job market, which remains robust despite continued political uncertainty. It’s impressive that unemployment has now fallen month-on-month for sixteen consecutive months; a clear signal of employer confidence.
    One would have been forgiven for thinking that the stagnation of Brexit talks would have precipitated a rise in une
  • How to Build and Fund Your Job Board Business

    On 9th November we have an interactive panel session on the topic of How to Build and Fund Your Job Board Business. Posted inNews archiveon18 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileJobg8.comView profile » The panel is made up of James Uffindell – CEO & Founder of Bright Network, Lee Biggins – founder and managing director of CV-Library and Alex Fourlis – Managing Director of Careerbuilder UK.
    James will be hosting the session and is an entrepreneur, investor and one of the UK&r
  • 8 Tips To Jumpstart Your Investing Career

    No one can save you or your family, except yourself. That’s why you must make sure about your financial freedom and start earning money today. The more cash you have, the more freedom you’ll enjoy tomorrow and in the years to come. Posted inNews archiveon18 Oct 2017
    To invest wisely, make sure to spend your money that can provide you with positive cash flow so you can take control of your physical assets. If you’re fed up with saving your money at the bank with no return on inv
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  • One in five adults are unhappy with their career

    One in five (19%) UK adults are dissatisfied with their careers, new research has revealed.Posted inNews archiveon18 Oct 2017A quarter of workers (25%) don’t like their current job 1 in 4 adults think changing jobs would improve their mental health Lack of financial support is the main reason people stay in jobs they are unhappy in
    One in five (19%) UK adults are dissatisfied with their careers, new research1 has revealed.
    A study carried out by energy comparison site, UK Power,
  • Keep quiet and carry on - The silent menace in the nation’s offices

    58% of UK wouldn’t be comfortable telling their manager about mental health issuesPosted inNews archiveon18 Oct 2017
    A shocking amount of UK workers have little faith in their employer’s ability to support issues such as mental health, stress and anxiety, a study by CIPD course providers, DPG Plc., has found.
    The study (which can be viewed in full here alongside a guide to creating a more inclusive workplace culture) found that a worrying 85% of UK workers thought that there was a st
  • New-look MSS People eyes regional growth and Scottish expansion

    Regional recruitment firm, MSS (Marske Site Services) Recruitment, has rebranded as MSS People in a move that reflects its commitment to placing ‘people’ at the centre of all that they do for their clients, candidates and themselves.Posted inNews archiveon18 Oct 2017
    The rebrand also serves as a strong signal of intent for the North East-based business that in 2015 was recognised by The Telegraph as one of the 1000 Companies To Inspire Britain. MSS People is already moving forward wi
  • Winning streak for law firm as Best Large Employer

    Leading law firm Thorntons was crowned Best Large Employer for a second year running last night at Scotland’s Best Employer Awards 2017.Posted inNews archiveon18 Oct 2017
    The firm, which employs more than 420 people across its 10 offices, collected the accolade at the Awards Ceremony in Glasgow on Thursday 12 October.  Thorntons was also shortlisted for the Youth Investment Award which recognises businesses that demonstrate a commitment to recruiting, engaging and developing young peo
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  • Now We Can Offer Excel 2016 Version Simulation Tests!

    The big announcement today is that we are now able to offer clients the most modern version of Excel Tests - 2016.Posted inNews archiveon17 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileRecruitment-AssessmentView profile »Excel is by far the most requested tests that we get.  And now that we are able to provide a simulation Excel 2016 test we are sure that this will be very popular with companies requiring the most contemporary Excel skills knowledge from new employees.
    If you have found it difficult in th
  • UK does not offer necessary support for breast cancer survivors who wish to return to work

    Although the rate of breast cancer diagnoses is rising in Europe, a higher proportion of women are surviving the form of cancer - but returning to everyday aspects of life prove challenging; with many survivors unable to return to work, due to a lack of support and consideration by employers. Posted inNews archiveon17 Oct 2017Europe lacks effective policies to support return to work by breast cancer survivors More women are surviving breast cancer, but return to work rates vary considerably acro
  • 78% of recruiters view gig economy as ‘friend,’ not ‘foe’

    When 1,000 recruiters were asked via live polling whether they view the gig economy as ‘friend’ or ‘foe’, 78% chose ‘friend’ and 22% chose ‘foe’, indicating that most recruiters are keen to embrace the opportunities presented by the growing contingent workforce.Posted inNews archiveon17 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileBullhornView profile »Other questions posed to recruiters at this year’s Bullhorn Live London included whether they would &lsquo
  • Tens of thousands of businesses able to benefit from vital HR services and advice.

    Tens of thousands of UK Chamber members now have the opportunity to benefit from unlimited access a range of essential business support services thanks to an exclusive new partnership between British Chambers of Commerce and Qdos Consulting, of The Qdos Group.Posted inNews archiveon17 Oct 2017
    These business services offer all members of participating Chambers protection and peace of mind in times of constant legislation change and disruption.
    Member businesses are now able to access f
  • Striking the right balance between tradition and innovation when recruiting

    It’s one thing to be dazzled by the latest recruitment technology such as the Fusion package that you can take advantage of from Webrecruit, but quite another thing to know exactly how it can be applied to your own hiring needs.
    One useful way to think about it is by considering the all-important balancing act between tradition and innovation – after all, both are essential when it comes to recruitment.
    What experience and expertise can you draw upon?
    When you are looking to hire new
  • Funding leads to job creation for Birmingham based back office accountancy partner

    Birmingham based Ezy Solutions Group has been awarded grant funding from the Business Growth Programme and, as a result, will be creating five new jobs within the community. Posted inNews archiveon17 Oct 2017
    The funding, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by Birmingham City Council, is awarded to businesses who obtain a successful growth rate and will generate more jobs as a result of the additional support.
    Ezy will be using the funding to in
  • Why are your top employees quitting on you?

    Statistics have consistently pointed to a high level of discontent in the UK workforce; one survey a few years ago by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), for instance, found that 47% of respondents wished to change their jobs, with more than a fifth of them interested in doing so within 12 months.
    Now, unwanted turnover due to employees leaving you is one thing when those staffers are easy enough to replace; but what about your top performers?
    Key to your recruitment process manage
  • Italian woman wins case to be granted sick pay to look after ill dog

    A woman in Italy has won her battle to be granted sick pay for days she took off to look after her poorly dog, in a landmark European case.
  • Crown Commercial Services recognise UK’s first independent standard for education sector agencies

    Following an industry event in June which, amongst other things, focused on improving standards in the supply teacher sector, the Crown Commissioners (CCS) published guidance in August on the accreditation needed for an agency to be awarded a public sector contract from 2018.Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileStandards in RecruitmentView profile »Under the section “What certificated standards will be acceptable?” the UK’s only independent accreditation from
  • Messaging Milestone as Specsavers Recruitment Services – Locum Diary App Hits the 1M Mark

    The Specsavers Recruitment Services Locum Diary Apps have approx. 1600 Active users per month. Since March 2017 the Locum Diary Candidate App has performed as an engaging product to help communication and data flow between consultants, locums and the recruitment systems in use.Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileKeyApps LtdView profile » The app provides several important features designed to enhance the recruitment process:Candidates receive relevant and often urgent new opp
  • Springboard Consultancy gives individuals 'Boost' at beginning of careers

    The Springboard Consultancy is broadening its training portfolio with the launch of a brand new personal and work development programme called ‘Boost’, which helps people to develop essential skills needed in the early stages of their careers.Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 2017
    The Boost programme prepares participants to develop their careers quickly and effectively by instilling a positive sense of direction, boosting self-confidence, and teaching individuals how to become more care
  • CIPD responds to Government racial disparity audit

    Commenting on the findings of today's Government audit of the racial disparities in public services, Dr Jill Miller, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, says:Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileCIPDView profile » "The figures from the Government’s race disparity audit have drawn attention to a wide range of inequalities that exist across our society. In terms of employment, it’s clear we still have
  • Demand for executive managers in legal sector up 54%

    The number of new job openings for executive managers within the legal profession increased by 54.8% in the year to 31st August 2017, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 2017
    This is despite the fact that overall vacancies within the sector rose by just 1.8% during the same period. Demand for practicing lawyers, meanwhile, dipped by 4.4%.
    While new openings for lawyers specialising in family law increased by 27.9%, demand for per
  • New study finds Europe does not offer necessary support for breast cancer survivors who wish to return to work

    Although the rate of breast cancer diagnoses is rising in Europe, a higher proportion of women are surviving the form of cancer - but returning to everyday aspects of life prove challenging; with many survivors unable to return to work, due to a lack of support and consideration by employers.Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 2017Europe lacks effective policies to support return to work by breast cancer survivors More women are surviving breast cancer, but return to work rates vary considerably acros
  • First UK company to enable firms to do business in Bitcoin launched in London

    The first firm in the UK to enable companies from all sectors of the economy to do business in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has today launched in London.Posted inLaunchon16 Oct 2017Despite Jamie Dimon’s claim that bitcoin is fraud, ex-JP Morgan banker has removed the final barrier to widespread adoption of blockchain-based currencies by UK firms Businesses rely on paper trails - from balancing the books to contracts - but until now that infrastructure has depended on banks and commer
  • Building for the future: Recruitment partnership helps youngsters secure jobs

    Posted inNews archiveAward-winning builder and developer Seddon has employed five new trainees as part of a successful recruitment partnership.on16 Oct 2017
    The family-run business, which is headquartered in Bolton, has hired three apprentices and two former work experience candidates under the sector-based work academy (SBWA) scheme.
    The apprentices, aged between 16 and 25, beat 700 applicants to land the coveted roles at one of the North West’s biggest employers in the construction indus
  • Nearly half of employees with mental health issues have felt discriminated against at work

    47% of workers with a mental health issue have felt discriminated against in the workplace because of their condition, according to research released today, on World Mental Health Day, by Badenoch & Clark, part of The Adecco Group UK and Ireland.Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 2017
    The Badenoch & Clark research report, ‘Breaking boundaries: Mental health and the failings of the UK workplace’ also found that more than half (64%) of respondents did not disclose their current or p
  • Speaker Line-up and Agenda for the Job Board Summit – Europe 2017 Announced

    Jobg8, a Global Job Board network, have shared their speaker line-up and agenda for the 6th annual Job Board Summit – Europe, taking place at St Paul’s London on 9-10 November.Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileJobg8.comView profile »Stack Overflow COO Jeff Szczepanski, Brightnetworks CEO James Uffindell, Nexxt Vice President Joe Stubblebine, Uber Marketing Manager Melissa Miller and Financial Times Steve Playford, are among some the speakers announced.
    ‘Th
  • Employers urgently need to consider agile working; new research reveals

    Global total talent management business BPS World, have urged employers to consider the need for agile working policies, to stay competitive, in a book published today: ‘The Agile Revolution’.Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 2017
    The book is informed by new quantitative and qualitative research that shows that employers who introduce agile working find it much easier to recruit staff and enjoy significant productivity boosts, with two thirds (67%) of agile companies reporting up to a 10
  • Public sector bearing brunt of new tax rules

    Public sector organisations are shouldering the costs of recent changes to legislation around ‘Off-Payroll’ working. That is according to the latest research from The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 201770% of recruiters say contract placements in the public sector have dropped 45% report charge rates for contractors working in the public sector are increasing 78% believe extending rules to the private sector will impact UK economy
  • Majority of Brits are sleep deprived and stressed, which is negatively impacting their performance at work

    …And one quarter of Brits claim to feel exhausted on a daily basis
    Posted inNews archiveon16 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileCV-Library.co.ukView profile »Over three quarters (77%) of Brits admit that having a bad night’s sleep negatively impacts their working day, with 27% claiming that they feel exhausted on a daily basis. That’s according to the latest research from leading independent job board, CV-Library .
    The study explored the attitudes of 1,300 workers around the t
  • UK retailers need EU workers after Brexit to stop prices from rising

    Prices may rise and home deliveries could be slower unless the retail sector retains access to all EU workers after Brexit, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned.
  • Young people lose more than £6,000 a year due to wage discrimination

    A new report by Young Women’s Trust shows that under-25s are missing out on between £820 and £6,300 a year because they are not entitled to the legal ‘National Living Wage’.
  • Study finds Europe does not offer necessary support for breast cancer survivors

    More women are surviving breast cancer, but return to work rates vary considerably across Europe says a study released for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Although the rate of breast cancer diagnoses is rising in Europe, a higher proportion of women are surviving the form of cancer – but returning to everyday aspects of life prove…
  • BAE Systems to axe 2000 jobs

    Britain’s biggest defence contractor, BAE Systems, is to cut almost 2,000 jobs in military, maritime and intelligence services, the firm says.
  • Three-quarters (74%) of interviewers check candidates’ social media before interview

    New research from totaljobs has revealed that three-quarters of interviewers will check candidate’s social media as part of their interview preparation. However, this is not aligned with the expectations of candidates as only a third (36%) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.Posted inNews archiveon11 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileTotaljobsView profile » But, only 36% of candidates expect to be researched on social media prior to an interview
  • UK struggling to meet increasing challenges of paying gig-economy workers

    Cloud Could Hold Key to Transforming How Organizations Pay Workers as Work Practices ChangePosted inNews archiveon11 Oct 2017
    UK organisations are struggling to meet the challenges of paying gig economy workers, according to new research out today from ROC Consulting, the global consultancy dedicated to digital Human Capital Management (HCM). Just over half (56 per cent) of UK private sector decision makers and little more than a third (39 per cent) of their public-sector equivalents believ
  • More than a third of all accountants, FDs and CFOs, suffer from stress on a weekly basis, with majority of profession suffering every month

    More than a third of all accountancy professionals (37%) admitted that on a weekly basis, they are suffering stress[1] as a direct result of their work.on11 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileCareers in AuditView profile » Yet 60% of those affected suffer in silence - many fearful of repercussions to their job  Excessive work, company politics and poor management practices seen as core factors of their stress
    More than a third of all accountancy professionals (37%) admitted that on a weekly basi
  • Workday delivers its first Data-as-a-Service offering with Workday benchmarking

    Benchmarks including Workforce Composition and Leadership Effectiveness equip global organisations with valuable market insights to optimise business performancePosted inNews archiveon11 Oct 2017
    WORKDAY RISING – Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced the general availability of Workday Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), a cloud service that provides valuable data to customers to enable more informed decision-making.
  • British workforce lags behind European powerhouses, and is set to continue for future generations

    German and French workers consistently outperforming Brits as poor work habits and struggling millennials causing a looming crisis for the UKPosted inNews archiveon11 Oct 2017
    The Workforce Institute Europe has today launched a study revealing why the UK workforce is less productive than their European counterparts. British workers consistently underperform in almost every aspect in the workplace - they are less productive at work, spend more work time on social media, work more often at home an
  • Google to Present Cloud Job Discovery at the Job Board Summit

    Tarquin Clark will share how Google Cloud Job Discovery works to improve the job search experience and hiring process at Europe’s largest gathering of job board leaders.Posted inNews archiveon11 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileJobg8.comView profile »
    Jobg8, a Global Job Board network, announced today that Google will be presenting how their Cloud Job Discovery product leverages machine learning  to improve job search and discovery at the 6th annual Job Board Summit – Europe (hoste
  • In-work poverty needs to be addressed by business

    Guy Stallard, director at KPMG UK, comments on new research by the Trust for London that highlights more than half of Londoners in poverty are in working families. He said:Posted inNews archiveon11 Oct 2017
    “This study highlights the importance of paying a Living Wage and eradicating working poverty. It’s tough to read that more than half of the 2.3 million Londoners living in poverty are members of households where someone is earning money.
    “With the cost of living higher than
  • Employers are paying a high price for ignoring the candidate experience with outdated selection processes, warns new paper

    Employers are jeopardising their employer brand and their bottom line by persisting with outdated, boring and uninformative ‘skills-only’ selection processes that fail to meet the expectations of job candidates, according to a new white paper from Aon Assessment Solutions which comprises cut-e and Aon Assessment & Selection.Posted inNews archiveon11 Oct 2017
    Company Profilecut-eView profile »Called The Elements of a Great Candidate Experience, the paper warns that too many
  • Recruitment sector found to be paying 279% mark-up on technology products

    Brexit and currency confusion has helped suppliers maximise profitsPosted inNews archiveon11 Oct 2017
    IT suppliers managed to seize on chaotic price inflation following the Brexit vote to maximise their profits, according to the annual KnowledgeBus IT Margins Benchmarking Study.
    Now in its fifth year, the study reveals the average margins charged by suppliers across the 29 different sectors. In the previous four years, the report has shown buyers becoming shrewder about IT purchases – with
  • The top roles in demand across the North West

    New market analysis has revealed the top roles in demand across the North West employment arena including Fork Lift Drivers, Customer Service Agents and Brand Managers. That’s according to Preston based firm, Clayton Recruitment.Posted inNews archiveon11 Oct 2017
    The latest analysis of the employment landscape in the North West is based on a comparison of vacancy levels across Clayton’s broad areas of expertise and highlights the ongoing skills requirements of employers in the region
  • What can HR learn from the Weinstein sexual harassment case?

    Film producer Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, has been sacked by his own company amid a slew of sexual harassment allegations that reportedly date back decades.
  • Looking to boost your pay packet? Recruitment is one of the top industries for a pay rise right now

    … And with job vacancies rising there are plenty of great career opportunities in the sector!Posted inNews archiveon10 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileCV-Library.co.ukView profile »It’s good news for job hunters in the recruitment industry this month, as salaries increased by 3.8% in September, suggesting that the sector is a great place to boost your pay packet right now. This is according to the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, which compared its data from Septe
  • Crawley defies odds to join job hotspot top 10

    Crawley has become one of the best places in the UK to find a job – entering the top 10 for the first time since August 2016 – according to Adzuna.Posted inStatistics and trendson10 Oct 2017
    Company ProfileAdzunaView profile » Crawley enters top 10 best places to find a job for the first time in 2017 – competition per jobseeker per vacancy sits at 0.18 Average advertised salary in Crawley reaches £31,098 – higher than salaries in nearby Brighton (£30,415

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