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14 Dec, 2011

UK Recruitment

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Britain’s failing schools are ‘forcing UK firms to choose foreign workers’ who are hard working, punctual and have a more positive attitude. aspect.co.uk – one of Britain’s fastest growing property maintenance companies – are expanding their successful London operation nationally...

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14 Dec, 2011

Office Party

A poll conducted by Monster shows why it’s important not to get too carried away with the mistletoe at the office party as almost one in ten admit to having done something either extremely regrettable and been fired because of it (four percent), or have acted in a way...

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13 Dec, 2011

UK Skills Shortage

The current skills gap is preventing the UK IT industry from competing with the US, according to a survey from CWJobs.co.uk, which finds that 61% of IT pros believe there is currently a skills shortage in the UK. The leading specialist IT recruitment website conducted research amongst 1,300 UK...

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13 Dec, 2011

Productivity of UK

Research recently released by 2e2, the ICT services company, has shown the need for UK businesses to change traditional working practices while at the same time maintaining informal employee interaction. In a survey of nearly 2,000 office workers, 63% said they feel restrained by traditional 9 to 5 working...

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05 Dec, 2011

REC to abandon new quality mark

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has received a response from the Department for Education (DfE) clarifying the department’s interpretation of R.3(2) of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), which allows professionals to be exempted from scope of the AWR. This follows the publication of amended guidance for teachers on...

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05 Dec, 2011

Public sector job cuts

In its latest Economic and Fiscal Outlook, published recently, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) projected that general government employment would fall by 710,000 between the first quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2017. However, as Dr John Philpott notes, it is important to recognise that...

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05 Dec, 2011

Technology and social media

Networking has always been important but with the explosion of social media, its importance has dramatically increased research from talent and career management consultancy. Facebook hot on the heels of LinkedIn as the most useful social network site for sourcing candidates Video technology to become more prolific in hiring...

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