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25 Aug, 2011

Volatile Economy

New figures on the current state of recruitment in the UK have shown that many companies are still cautious about taking on new staff, due to the still volatile economy. The statistics in the latest Report on Jobs, from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, have shown...

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24 Aug, 2011

Business skills in graduates

The growth of small and medium business have changed the shape of the UK’s private sector, now counting for nearly a fifth of all employment. But are their doors closed for school-leavers and graduates? Research from the British Chambers of Commerce revealed a caution amongst micro-businesses, those with fewer...

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24 Aug, 2011

Public Sector Recruitment

Recruitment for jobs in the public sector is continuing to fall, according to the latest figures from the Monster Employment Index. The monthly measurement of online recruitment demand has shown that in July, public sector recruitment showed a 15 per cent year-on-year decline. This figure put it at the...

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24 Aug, 2011

UK jobs market

Official labour market statistics receives interesting comments from Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)… “Today’s jobs figures are very disappointing but not unexpected. After a few surprisingly upbeat quarters the UK jobs market has finally caught up with the reality...

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24 Aug, 2011

Blackberry Blues

Blackberries are ruining our holidays, our relationships and impacting work life balance according to research from Spring Technology. The specialists in streamlined IT recruitment polled 1000 workers on their attitudes to checking emails on holiday and outside work. We may still dream of a fortnight relaxing on a secluded...

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17 Aug, 2011

UK Graduates

WikiJob founder Ed Mellett is hopeful that graduate employment will return to pre-recession levels following the announcements by several Times Top 100 graduate employers that they will be taking on increased numbers of graduate recruits over the coming years. “Recent announcements by some of the UK’s leading employers of...

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17 Aug, 2011

Monster Global Poll

A poll conducted by Monster  shows the fickle nature of work friendships. Thankfully, most of us can depend on friends at work to lend a helping hand when it’s needed; over half of respondents (58 per cent) would step in if a friend was under-performing at work and they...

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17 Aug, 2011

Social Media Status

Many companies – particularly those involved in the media – are putting a premium on candidates with strong social media footprints when it comes to the recruitment of new staff. The case has been highlighted by the recent poaching of the BBC’s popular chief political correspondent – and avid...

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08 Aug, 2011

Recruitment and Employment Confederation

The recruitment market for business analysts and online specialists is becoming frantic for many companies, who are experiencing a shortage of adequately qualified workers, according to new figures from KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The figures, which were compiled by business information company, Markit, showed that...

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01 Aug, 2011

Social Networking

More than two-thirds of UK workers believe access to social networking sites should be banned from the workplace, according to new research from leading UK job site, reed.co.uk. The survey of 4,245 workers across the UK revealed that just one-in-three employees accesses Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or other social networking...

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01 Aug, 2011

Financial Performance

Monster Worldwide reported total revenue of $531 million for the first six months ended June 30, 2011 compared to $430 million in the same period last year, a 23% increase. Monster Careers revenue increased 27% to $464 million compared with $366 million in the 2010 period. Internet Advertising &...

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