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29 Sep, 2011

UK businesses challenged to invest in exporting’s next generation

Equipping staff with the skills and knowledge to meet the demands of global markets has taken on an unprecedented importance for UK companies as they seek to export their way out of recession. The Institute of Export (IOE) is urging British businesses to match the level of commitment to...

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29 Sep, 2011

National careers service will continue to neglect young people

New Government Plans Won’t Improve Current Statistics of those who have Received No Career Advice With the governments plans to create an ‘all ages’ National Careers Service, in conjunction with the new law that schools will have a legal duty to secure independent careers guidance for their students, it...

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29 Sep, 2011

Are You Secure In Your Current Job

More than a fifth (22%) of Londoners do not feel secure in their current job, according to a large-scale research project by LondonlovesJobs.com . Additionally, nearly a third (32%) of Londoners are concerned they will be made redundant in the next 12 months indicating the effects of the recession...

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29 Sep, 2011

Businesses face a 5% increase in pay costs

UK businesses could face a five per cent increase in annual pay costs as a result of major new regulations that come into force this Saturday (1 October 2011). Specialist recruitment consultant REED carried out in-depth analysis of 30 companies and 30,000 agency workers across 1,300 roles to assess...

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29 Sep, 2011

Google tops most desirable media employers survey

A recent survey by Aspire Global Network has revealed the findings of its first ever recruitment survey – ‘Be Aspired’. It marks the launch of a bi-annual study undertaken by independent researchers Ipsos MORI to benchmark the ‘engagement’ or loyalty of people working in the media and marcomms industries....

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26 Sep, 2011

Demand for agency workers remains robust

With the Agency Workers Regulations now just days away from implementation, employers remain committed to the use of temporary staff over the next three months, according to the REC’s latest JobsOutlook published today. A total of 22 per cent of employers expect to increase the number of temps within...

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26 Sep, 2011

Graduates expect more support from recruiters

A survey of current undergraduates has revealed that there is a gap between what they expect from recruiters and what recruiters deliver in terms of active engagement during the recruitment process. This survey, conducted by Work Group via the targetjobs.co.uk student database, shows a widespread satisfaction with recruiters’ on-campus...

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26 Sep, 2011

Monster.com Announces BeKnown™ Facebook® Integration

Today at f8, Facebook’s developer’s conference, Monster.com®,  the leading job matching engine and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), announced that BeKnown™ – Monster’s new professional networking app on Facebook – is launching new features that make it possible for people to add professional updates such as...

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26 Sep, 2011

IT Graduates

If they’ve done an internship, then maybe. According to research released earlier this year involving 100 employers, one third of graduate vacancies will be taken by applicants who have already worked for their new employer as an undergraduate. The majority of these recruiters said it was unlikely that an...

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22 Sep, 2011

Vital component of future success

The research, from Opportunity Now, the gender equality campaign within Business in the Community, conducted in partnership with diversity expert Dr Gillian Shapiro, shows that inclusive leaders are a vital component of future success, but warns that too few of today’s leaders are seen as inclusive. In a survey...

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22 Sep, 2011

Rewards programme for staff

Employers are failing to provide staff with employee rewards programmes – often an alternative to bonuses – according to new research by Pay & Benefits magazine. The survey of payroll and benefits professionals in the UK found that 59 per cent of those surveyed did not provide any form...

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22 Sep, 2011

What To Do When Headhunters Call

For many individuals there is no more terrifying a moment in their career than an unsolicited call from a headhunter. On one hand this communication can be seen by the individual as vindication and recognition of their hard work in their industry. On the other the call can represent...

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20 Sep, 2011

MPs and public call on Government

Majority believe action needed to boost freelance and flexible sector In a new ComRes survey released today by PCG and the REC, more than three quarters of the public (79%) and more than two thirds of MPs (69%) believe ‘the government should make it easier for companies to adopt...

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20 Sep, 2011

Interim Management for Women

Money is not a major motivator in spite of the fact that women in Interim Management command an average of £604 a day.  However, women see Interim Management as a way of gaining greater career flexibility and work life balance, and a means of gaining new skills and experience....

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20 Sep, 2011

Construction and energy sector growth

Employment experts say jobs in the construction and energy sectors will play a major role in helping to reduce unemployment across Britain in the coming months. The importance of the two sectors is highlighted in employment and skills experts Working Links’ quarterly labour market intelligence report, released today to...

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