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30 Nov, 2011

Britain facing biggest strike in over 30 years

More than 2 million public sector workers in the UK have walked off the job over pension reforms, sparking major travel delays. The coordinated industrial action is the country’s largest one-day strike in 30 years. Nine out of 10 state schools are closed, trash will not be collected, hospitals...

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30 Nov, 2011

IT skills crisis looms as companies cut staff training

Companies are facing a talent crisis, as they can’t afford to train existing staff and struggle to recruit skilled hires, according to data from Modis International [Modis], a global leader in IT recruitment. The poll of senior IT leaders suggests that ongoing economic uncertainties and departmental cuts are changing...

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30 Nov, 2011

Revised DFE guidance

The Department for Education has revised its Agency Workers Regulations guidance, first issued in August 2011, to state its view that teachers cannot be outside the scope of the AWR using the professions exclusion at R.3(2). This view is made on the basis that “the relationship between hirers and...

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30 Nov, 2011

UK employers out of touch with Generation Facebook

Employers who impose strict policies against the use of social networking tools designed for business are at risk of alienating ‘Generation Facebook’ from joining their organisation. Nearly half (47.8%) of  younger workers (aged 16 – 24) claim they would not work for companies  who impose such measures, according to...

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24 Nov, 2011

New report compares US and UK recruitment

A new report released by Bullhorn, has revealed interesting differences in the working practices of recruiters in the UK and the US. According to TransAtlantic Recruitment 2011, which is based on data from over 50,000 recruiters in the industry, 87% of British recruiters met or exceeded their revenue targets...

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24 Nov, 2011

Experience Over Qualifications

As part of ongoing research into the employment habits of small businesses across the UK, an independent online HR consultancy polled 1,163 members of staff from separate businesses, each with less than 20 employees, to find out more about the hiring process each company had in place; in order...

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24 Nov, 2011

Women in IT bring stronger soft skills to the workplace

A survey of recently graduated women working within the field of IT has revealed that female workers may benefit the industry by offering a stronger set of soft skills compared to male employees. The results of the study, conducted by recruitment site Target Jobs, revealed that 56% of the...

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22 Nov, 2011

Confidence among business leaders

The continuing Eurozone crisis has caused a sharp fall in confidence among senior business leaders and the possibility of a second banking crisis is weighing heavily on corporate sentiment, the CBI said today (Sunday). On the eve of its flagship Annual Conference, the CBI revealed the findings of new...

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22 Nov, 2011

Business leaders say the Cloud will assist economic recovery

Cloud-computing is an innovation destined to foster wealth and enterprise on an epic scale in Britain – a “gateway to explode entrepreneurship”. This is the message which emerged from an appropriately fog-shrouded Tower 42 in the city of London early today, where some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs and...

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22 Nov, 2011

There are still opportunities for young people

Commenting on the UK unemployment statistics showing more than one million young people out of work, Managing Director of Manpower UK, Mark Cahill said: “It’s all too easy to just gloomily sink our heads into our hands but there are still opportunities for young people with the right attitude....

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22 Nov, 2011

GPs’ mixed views on the fit note

Ahead of the Sickness and Absence Review, the Department of Work and Pensions has this week released further research into the fit note. Commenting on the research, Diane Buckley, Managing Director of Legal & General’s Group Income Protection business, said: “The report shows that while progress is being made...

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10 Nov, 2011

REC calls on Government to streamline Conduct Regulations

The latest phase of the Government’s RedTape Challenge is focusing on employment regulations. As part of this the REC has been in dialogue with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) with regards to a radical streamlining of the Conduct Regulations. The REC has previously engaged with the...

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10 Nov, 2011

Graduate unemployment drops for first time since the start of the recession

For most UK graduates employment is steadily increasing, unemployment is slowly decreasing and those in graduate level jobs has reached a record high, according to research published today (7 November 2011) by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU). HECSU’s annual, What Do Graduates Do? reports the destinations of ...

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10 Nov, 2011

British businesses to prove themselves ahead of London 2012

In just under nine months the eyes of the world will be focussed on London, with billions set to tune in to the Olympic Games from right across the globe. But it’s the visitors to the capital, expected to be around the 10 million mark, that will really decide...

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10 Nov, 2011

Jobseeker confidence continues to struggle as long term unemployment rises

Over a quarter (27%) of jobseekers expect to still be looking for work in 12 months time, as jobseekers confidence continues to collapse the totaljobs.com survey of nearly 6,000 jobseekers revealed nearly a fifth (17%) have been seeking employment for over 12 months already. The news comes as the...

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