• The AI explosion and its impact on the jobs market

    Adzuna will be speaking at the upcoming Onrec Online Recruitment Trade Conference on the 12th July 2017 in LondonPosted inNews archiveon24 May 2017
    Onrec will be hosting an afternoon Onrec Trade Conference which will give online recruitment suppliers, job boards and other online recruitment professionals a fantastic learning and networking opportunity.  One of our sessions is titled The AI explosion and its impact on the jobs market
    The rapid progress in artificial general intelligence
  • Southampton Football Club doubles up with Workday

    Premier League team to shift finance and HR to the cloudPosted inNews archiveon24 May 2017
    Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced that Southampton Football Club (FC), a member of the Premier League, has selected Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to help streamline finance and HR processes, including payroll, for playing and non-playing staff. With Workday, Southampton FC, nicknam
  • UK Businesses at Risk Through Poor Reference Checking Practices

    A thorough reference checking process, which should act as a safeguard against candidate fraud and a validation of claims made during the hiring process, is not happening in all UK businesses and is putting them at risk, according to new research released by Xref - the cloud-based referencing platform.Posted inNews archiveon24 May 201748% of candidates have exploited weak reference checking processes Only 42% of employees surveyed had their references for their most recent job application checke
  • Recognition in the workplace and what it means to both employers and their employees

    A new study from Reward Gateway, an employee engagement company, has revealed the disconnect between what employees really want and what their employers think they want.Posted inNews archiveon24 May 2017
    The deceptively simple approach that managers are overlooking: simply saying thanks
    The disconnect: new study finds 52% of UK workforce feel their boss could do more to appreciate them while almost 80% of managers report that they prioritise showing timely appreciation and thanks to employees wh
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  • CareerBuilder and Google Cloud to co-present their Game Changer at The Job Board Summit

    Job boards have been around for more than 23 years and it wasn’t long ago that all the talk was about social media and how it signaled the death of the job board. Posted inNews archiveon24 May 2017
    Company ProfileJobg8.comView profile »Since then Job boards have grown stronger and those who currently seek to change the game, like the programmatic's, want to work with the Job boards.
    We can be more assured that Job boards are here to stay for the foreseeable future but which of them t
  • Employers could turn to temps to plug skills gap – REC

    Nine in ten UK employers (89 per cent) will increase or maintain their temporary workforce in the next three months, according to a survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). This is a rise of nine percentage points compared to findings reported in March (80 per cent), suggesting that businesses may become increasingly reliant on temporary workers.Posted inNews archiveon24 May 2017
    Company ProfileRECView profile »The increasing demand for temporary workers appears to b
  • Metropolitan Police to speak at the Onrec Online Recruitment Trade Conference 2017 - Advising on protecting jobseekers from fraud!

    SAFERjobs will be speaking at the upcoming Onrec Online Recruitment Trade Conference on the 12th July 2017 in LondonPosted inNews archiveon23 May 2017
    Onrec will be hosting an afternoon Onrec Trade Conference which will give online recruitment suppliers, job boards and other online recruitment professionals a fantastic learning and networking opportunity.  One of our sessions is titled Ensuring a SAFER Job Search: How Government & Law Enforcement are helping Job Boards for free!
  • Evolution’s new system is the ‘future of recruitment’

    An IT recruitment business is demonstrating its own technology credentials by developing an industry-leading software system.Posted inNews archiveon23 May 2017
    Evolution Recruitment Solutions, which is based in Warrington with offices in Germany, Singapore and Sydney, says its new IT system could represent the ‘future of recruitment’. Not only does it offer the ability to rapidly match skilled candidates with employers at any location, but it also builds a detailed picture of the IT
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  • Average HR professional ‘now looking after 15 employees with a mental health condition’

    New analysis from HR and diversity consultancy, the Clear Company, has revealed that HR professionals will, on average, oversee 15 staff with mental health conditions each year.Posted inNews archiveon23 May 2017
    Furthermore, the UK Workplace Wellbeing Survey identified mental health in the workplace as the second biggest challenge facing employers in the next five years, with respondents stating that 26% of workplace absences were down to psychological conditions.
    Employers are already putting i
  • Graduates have unrealistic salary expectations, study reveals

    Survey reveals the majority of graduates around the UK are earning less than £16K in their first role and are dubious about their degree’s return on investment.Posted inNews archiveon23 May 2017
    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
  • Recruitive Software: G-Cloud 9 Approved

    Recruitment software provider, Recruitive, is delighted to announce that they have been accepted as a supplier for the Government’s latest G-Cloud Framework; G-Cloud 9.Posted inNews archiveon23 May 2017
    Company ProfileRecruitiveView profile »G-Cloud is a government initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the UK Government, which aims to provide a single repository of cloud-based services for use by public sector organisations via an online
  • Long commutes costing firms a week’s worth of staff productivity

    Long commutes are causing poor health and productivity outcomes for the nation’s employees, according to research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace.Posted inNews archiveon23 May 2017Long commutes linked to higher levels of stress and reduced productivity. Employees commuting less than half an hour have extra seven days’ worth of productive time each year Flexible working helps improve health and productivity but working from home shown to have no positive health or productivi
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  • RetailCURe - New credit union offers responsible credit and savings products to retail industry employees

    Some of Britain’s biggest retail firms have thrown their support behind retailCURe, a new credit union, supported by RetailTRUST, which enables retailers to ensure that their employees can access responsible and affordable credit and savings products.Posted inLaunchon23 May 2017
    RetailCURe is reaching out to all 4.5 million retail employees in the UK, offering market-beating rates on savings accounts; 1% on instant access, 2% on 6 month accounts and 3% on one year deposits. Savers can depo
  • Businesses underestimate impact of office environment on their bottom line

    New survey reveals that the quality of office environments influences employee wellbeing and productivity yet majority of workers say it is not a high priority for senior management
  • AGR survey: Graduate retention declining - one in six drop out of graduate programmes

    Retaining graduates is becoming increasingly difficult with employers typically losing 16% of their intake in the first two years, which is an increase on the 9% reported last year.Posted inStatistics and trendson22 May 2017
    The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Development Survey 20171 showed that 20% of graduates leave by the first year after completing a graduate development programme, increasing to 46% after five years of employment.  
    Graduate employers typically run two-year de
  • Bored to tears: Workplace apathy is causing UK workers to look for a new job

    Posted inStatistics and trends…With many admitting that they feel bored at work on a daily basison22 May 2017
    Company ProfileCV-Library.co.ukView profile »Boredom can affect even the most studious of workers, and worrying new statistics from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveal that boredom afflicts nearly half of UK workers (44.9%), with 54% admitting that they have looked for a new job as a result of a dull work life.
    The survey, which asked 1,200 profe
  • Employers ignore rise of ‘gig-economy’ at their risk

    Posted inNews archiveEmployers must recognise the rise of the ‘gig-economy’ – and implement strategic workforce planning strategies to reflect this shift. That is the advice from global talent acquisition and management specialist, Alexander Mann Solutions.on22 May 2017
    The recommendation in response to data from Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study, which found that despite the fact that the majority of full-time employees (77%) said they would consider working on a
  • Payroll made easy with Pytronot

    Pytronot, a brand new company, has pulled together a team of experts that are able to implement the correct payroll solution for each individual business.Posted inLaunchon22 May 2017Pytronot is perfect for recruitment agencies and in this case, one-size definitely does not fit all. All agencies are different and need specific payroll models – that’s why with the payroll solutions that Pytronot provide they are tailored to each individual.As a recruitment agency you are often too busy
  • Employment Screening Shapes Safer Society

    Posted inNews archiveFollowing reports in the news that thousands of UK police officers have not had up-to-date background checks, an employment screening company in Lincolnshire is encouraging businesses and public-facing organisations to ensure they regularly vet each employee.on22 May 2017
    Hannah Espin, Head of Customer Services at Sanctis, said: “People in positions of authority and those who society turns to in times of crisis should undergo thorough initial and regular background che
  • Norman Broadbent Group Continues to Attract Talent

    “Dominique McAll’s appointment is yet another example of our commitment to strategic investment and growth.” Tim Hammett, Managing PartnerPosted inAppointmentson22 May 2017Norman Broadbent Group is a leading innovator and provider of Talent Acquisition & Advisory Services. As a provider of time efficient, cost effective Board & Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Solutions, Insight and Leadership Consulting services, Norman Broadbent Group works with clients ra
  • The Adecco Group UK and Ireland announces fourth UK ‘CEO for One Month’

    Successful candidate, Edmund Broadhead, will spend a month under the mentorship of The Adecco Group UK&I leadership teamPosted inNews archiveon22 May 2017
    The Adecco Group UK and Ireland, the UK and Ireland’s largest workplace solutions organisation, has chosen the UK participant of its fourth ‘CEO for One Month’ initiative following an assessment day on 18 May. ‘CEO for One Month’ is part of the worldwide Adecco Way to WorkTM programme, designed to help talent
  • Irish-based Global Learning Platform Announces Major Jobs Expansion in Galway

    Posted inNews archiveAlison, one of the world’s largest free e-learning platforms, today welcomed Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor to their newly refurbished offices in Galway Technology Park, Parkmore to announce the creation of 30 new jobs due to the company’s expansion.on22 May 2017
    The new positions, supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, are across many areas of the business – technology, sales, marketing
  • Snapchat Advertising

    Posted inOpinionBy Jessie Hickmanon22 May 2017
    We’ve been talking about Snapchat Advertising for a while now. Back in July 2016 (oh how time flies!), we wrote a blog highlighting that Snapchat advertising was on the cards, but it came with a wallet emptying minimum spend of £50,000.
    The news that will make education and recruitment marketers across the country rejoice – Snapchat Advertising will soon be available without that wallet-emptying minimum spend and with rea
  • Karmaconcinnity urges workers to take action as stress levels rise

    With figures suggesting that 11.7 million working days were lost in the UK due to stress during 2015/16[1], highlighting a significant rise on the previous years, many are predicting that this figure could be even higher this year.Posted inNews archiveon22 May 2017
    Now a major concern in the workplace, with excessive pressure from work and home life, sufferers are often left with limited options. Many seek medical help, join the ever-increasing numbers of people waiting for counselling, or just
  • Record number of employees to work beyond 65

    The proportion of UK employees who say they will work beyond the age of 65 is at an all-time high, according to new research from Canada Life Group Insurance. Almost three quarters (73 per cent) of employees expect to work beyond the traditional retirement age, up from 67 per cent in 2016 and 61 per cent in 2015.
  • CIPD responds to The Conservative Party manifesto

    Commenting on the proposals set out in The Conservative Party manifesto, Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, said:Posted inEconomyon19 May 2017
    Company ProfileCIPDView profile »“This is a wide-ranging plan that seeks to take positive steps to strengthen corporate governance, encourage people back into work, and help clarify the rights of workers, particularly those working in the gig economy. However, we are concerned about
  • #Hiring: Can you find candidates through Twitter?

    By Lewis GalePosted inNews archiveon19 May 2017
    More and more candidates are launching their job search journey through their social media connections.When you think about recruitment through social media, you may first think of business networks such as LinkedIn. But don’t underestimate the power of Twitter. The days of Twitter being used solely for putting out short statuses about life are passed. More people than ever before are starting their job search journey on Twitter.In recent yea
  • Bad bosses: Glassdoor survey reveals worst manager habits

    2 in 3 UK Workers Surveyed Have Had Annoying Bosses; Over 20 Percent Resigned Because of ManagementPosted inNews archiveon19 May 2017
    Company ProfileGlassdoorView profile »A new survey released today reveals that two in every three UK employees (61 percent) have had an annoying boss at some point in their career. Lots of people, it seems, have bad bosses, or could easily cite negative management experiences they’ve had in the past. So, Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest
  • Flexibility and International Opportunity Drive Millennial Career Choices

    With Careers@Hilton Week underway, the Global Millennial Viewpoints Survey of 7,600 youths in 30 countries reveals that in the UK:Posted inNews archiveon19 May 2017More than half (57%) of young Brits surveyed look for flexible work hours/ability to balance work and home life and nearly a third (30%) want the flexibility to move to different regions and countries Four in ten (37%) young people asked want to see improved internship and apprenticeship opportunities One in five young people (19%) su
  • Adzuna comment ONS stats

    Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, comments:Posted inEconomyon19 May 2017
    Company ProfileAdzunaView profile »“On the surface the ONS labour market statistics paint the jobs market in a positive light, as the number of people in work increases and the number of unemployed fell. Looking at the wider context of the labour market, temporary inflation rises are continuing to place further strain on household disposable incomes as jobseekers and employees prepare to feel the pinch over the
  • Jobs For The Boys Myth Limits Apprentice Opportunities

    School leavers are missing out on potential apprenticeship opportunities because they mistakenly believe that careers available are in so called ‘traditional’ gender specific careers, new research by leading employer Prudential shows1.Posted inNews archiveon19 May 2017Gender bias colours students’ attitudes to apprenticeships Six out of 10 school leavers believe apprenticeship opportunities are in sectors with mainly male workforces One in three parents believe apprenticeships
  • Working from home can be a pain in the neck

    The findings, released on National Work From Home Day, reveal that over half of home-workers (51 per cent) have sustained injuries, aches and pains as a result of their working environment, which is 10 per cent1 more likely than those working in a ‘traditional’ workplace.
  • Retailers top for attracting UK talent, reveals LinkedIn

    Top Companies list puts retailers in eight of the top 20 spots, with John Lewis Partnership at number onePosted inStatistics and trendson18 May 2017
    John Lewis Partnership, which is made up of John Lewis and Waitrose, has been named the UK’s most sought after employer for the second year running, according to the 2017 Top Companies list released today by LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network.
    The platform, which last month reached half a billion members worldwide, analys
  • “Wanted: scientists in Cambridge” as talent crunch hits UK cities

    Jobs in sectors like Science and Healthcare could well be sitting open on the jobs market for months as employers struggle for skilled applicants, according to new research by job search engine Adzuna.Posted inNews archiveon18 May 2017
    Company ProfileAdzunaView profile » Science sector struggling with talent shortage, with 21% of Science & QA jobs lying unfilled for over 90 days, followed by 9% Healthcare & Nursing roles   Talent drought acute in STEM hubs, including
  • Study boost for aspirational employees

    During Learning at Work Week (May 15-21) employees at the UK’s largest electricity distributor are signing up for courses.Posted inNews archiveon18 May 2017
    Over 900 staff from UK Power Networks, the company that keeps the lights on in London, the South East and East Anglia, have been awarded educational grants in the past five years as part of its Supported Studies programme. Currently 118 employees are working towards academic, vocational and professional qualifications, with a further 2
  • Xactly to Open New EU Data Center to Support Global Growth

    Customer Demand for Leading Sales Performance Management Solutions Fuels International ExpansionPosted inNews archiveon18 May 2017
    Xactly, (NYSE:XTLY) a leading provider of cloud-based incentive solutions, today announced its first EU data center. The expansion is the result of Xactly’s customer growth and demand in the region for its game changing sales performance management solutions. Located in Germany, the Xactly EU data center is expected to come online in December 201
  • Can agencies rely on a hirer’s ‘outside IR35’ assertion?

    Since the onset of the new IR35 rules, it appears that many contractor jobs are now being advertised as ‘outside IR35’. Posted inNews archiveon18 May 2017
    Company ProfileLawspeed LtdView profile »At the same time, assessments of the application of the new tax law rely upon HMRC’s controversial online Employment Status Service (ESS) tool. Are public sector hirers mistaken to rely on the tool, and are agencies caught in a liability trap from which they may find it hard to e
  • Yorkshire and The Humber is the happiest place to work, reveals Robert Half

    Research into workplace happiness by Happiness Works on behalf of Robert Half UK has revealed that employees in Yorkshire and the Humber are the happiest employees in Britain.Posted inStatistics and trendson18 May 2017
    Company ProfileRobert HalfView profile » Less stress and better workplace relationships drive happiness in Yorkshire and the Humber Uninteresting work makes employees in Scotland and the South unhappy
    Research into workplace happiness by Happiness Works on behalf of Robert H
  • HR Experts - "Apprenticeships Offer Skills Shortage Solution"

    Following business concerns about skills shortages, the HR consultants at Purple HR are encouraging businesses to adopt apprenticeships.Posted inStatistics and trendson18 May 2017
    Skills shortages remain one of the top concerns faced by UK business owners, with over 69% of employers currently worried about finding skilled staff. Having helped a wide range of organisations tackle skills shortages, Mandy Fitzmaurice one of two Managing Directors at Purple HR in Bournemouth is encouraging businesse
  • Brexit and ‘zero hours’ contracts undermining financial wellbeing of UK workers

    A nationwide study of the financial wellbeing of UK workers ‘The DNA of Financial Wellbeing 2017’ report1, shows that employee financial confidence has fallen over the last 12 months, with Brexit named as a major factor.
  • Comment: ONS Labour Market Statistics - CV-Library

    Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, in response to today's ONS Labour Market Statistics:Posted inOpinionon17 May 2017
    Company ProfileCV-Library.co.ukView profile »“It’s extremely promising to see that the number of people in work has increased, and our own job market data for the first quarter of 2017 found that jobs were up by 15.4% year-on-year and 14.5% quarter-on-quarter.
    “Furthermore, we found that applications rose by a staggering 28.8% compare
  • Who are Generation X?

    By Toby Conibear, Global Sales Director at Bond International SoftwarePosted inOpinionon17 May 2017
    Company ProfileBond International SoftwareView profile »They’re already in your office, working tirelessly and driving your business forward. The Generation X workforce, born between 1965 and 1984, has witnessed the workplace being transformed by technology. Compared to Millennials and Generation Z, Generation X will have worked in a ‘tech-free’ workplace for most of their
  • Fall in pay paints grim picture for UK living standards

    Commenting on the latest ONS labour market statistics, Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, said:Posted inOpinionon17 May 2017
    Company ProfileCIPDView profile »“The overall employment figures are strong, with employment up and unemployment down to the lowest rate since 1975. However, that positive news is overshadowed by confirmation that real regular pay is now falling, with a 0.2% drop in the last three months.
  • UK employment rises but wages fall - "Election battle lines drawn not around those who are out of work, but those in work" - reaction from Indeed economist

    Mariano Mamertino, EMEA economist at the global job site, Indeed, comments:Posted inOpinionon17 May 2017
    Company ProfileIndeedView profile »“Britain’s labour market is pulling workers in opposing directions - more jobs are being created but both productivity and real wages are falling.
    “The UK’s job creation engine continues to purr away, with both the number of people in work and the number of vacancies reaching record levels.
    “With many employers now shruggi
  • Commentary from totaljobs on ONS figures

    Unemployment fallsPosted inOpinionon17 May 2017
    Company ProfileTotaljobsView profile »“The continuing fall in the UK’s unemployment rate is testament to a robust job market, which remains strong despite the uncertainty ahead following last month’s snap election.
    “We may not know the outcome of the 8th June vote, but resilience in the face of change has been a feature of the job market this past year. Brexit and the shockwaves from across the Atlantic have done littl
  • Long-Term Commitment: Korn Ferry Futurestep Survey Finds EMEA Talent Acquisition Professionals Are Increasingly Measured on New Hire Retention and Job Performance

    A new global study by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) finds that Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) talent acquisition professionals are increasingly focusing on the longer-term success of new hires instead of simply measuring the efforts of the hiring process itself.Posted inNews archiveon17 May 2017
    Company ProfilefuturestepView profile » Lack of Candidates with Leadership Skills Top Reason for Talent Shortage Talent Acquisition Professionals Urged to See Talent as a
  • Comment: Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

    Geoff Pearce, Managing Consultant – Reward at NGA Human Resources:Posted inOpinionon17 May 2017
    “Whilst companies are getting ready to report on the gender pay gap, it has become apparent that salary inequality is an issue that affects many different groups of employees, not just women. As firms discover the benefits of a more diverse workforce on business productivity, it is important they ensure equal treatment for all employees, regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexuality. Organi
  • 3 Reasons Why Your Team Aren’t Using Your ATS Properly

    You’re all up and running on your new applicant tracking system (ATS) and you’re excited about the positive changes that it is going to make to your recruitment process.
    Fast-forward a few weeks later: you notice that some members of your team aren’t actually using your ATS. Maybe they’re only utilising certain parts of its functionality; or perhaps they’re not using the system at all.
    But why? What can you do about it? And how do you know if it’s a system iss
  • UK employees more likely to go to work unwell than ‘pull a sickie’

    The fourth edition of the Aviva Working Lives Report, released today, shows that seven in ten UK employees – equivalent to 18 million nationally – have gone to work feeling unwell when they should have taken the day off.Posted inNews archiveon17 May 2017
    In contrast, less than a quarter (23%) say they have taken a day off work sick when they were not actually unwell, indicating that UK employees are three times more likely to go to work unwell than they are to ‘pull a sickie&rs
  • Can a Great Online Service Come With Outstanding Customer Support?

    Recruitment Assessment's view is that even with a great online testing solution (ours is) fails it's clients, if it promises great customer service but doesn't deliver.Posted inNews archiveon17 May 2017
    Company ProfileRecruitment-AssessmentView profile »That's why a Recruitment Assessment customer is provided with completely unlimited support from our UK professional advisors and it is always free.
    So whatever the issue is...The appropriate questions for a role Interpreting the results You

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