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28 Mar, 2012

UK Employees

More than six in 10 (61%) senior HR executives report that their organisations regularly award promotions to top performers without giving commensurate salary rises, finds new research.  The most common reason given is that organisations have a salary rise freeze in place (40%) but companies and their employees also...

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28 Mar, 2012

Businesses Seek a Bigger Picture

A recent survey has found that 86 percent of businesses globally have a process to capture talent analytics data but less than half indicated they used the information to make informed business decisions. These findings are revealed in SHL’s annual Global Assessment Trends Report 2012. This highlights the need...

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26 Mar, 2012

UK hiring activity flatlines

Hiring among UK medium and large-sized organisations contracted in the final three months of 2011 as employers battled to overcome candidate skills shortage, rising costs and economic uncertainty, according to the latest ‘Tracking UK Recruitment’ quarterly report by professional staffing recruitment consultancy Barclay Meade. The UK jobs market had...

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19 Mar, 2012

REC comment on latest unemployment figures

Unemployment figures are up today by another 28,000 in the three months up until January but are still being recorded as 2.67 million people who are now out of work, according to the latest Office for National Statistics data. Commenting on the latest numbers, Kevin Green, the REC’s Chief...

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19 Mar, 2012

Tougher squeeze on pay and hours

Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) comments as follows on official labour market statistics for the period November 2011 – January 2012 published earlier today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS): “Any rise in unemployment is a great regret...

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19 Mar, 2012

Hiring process with job-relevant assessments

Recruiters can improve the speed and efficiency of their graduate selection process and save money by rethinking the way they sift and select candidates, according to Talent Q, the talent assessment specialist. The company is calling for organisations to ‘front-load’ their hiring process with job-relevant assessments, in order to...

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12 Mar, 2012

Positive UK Recruitment Figures

Recruitment in the UK in February saw the number of permanent placements grow at the strongest rate since last May, according to new official figures. The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs showed that the demand for permanent staff rose at a very sharp...

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12 Mar, 2012

Monster Employment Index U.S. Rises 11% on Annual Basis

Monster Employment Index U.S. Rises 11% on Annual Basis. Monster Employment Index U.S. shows annual growth of 11 percent in February Index rises 8 percent on monthly basis in line with regular seasonal patterns observed for the month of February Commerce activity continues to rise with transportation and warehousing,...

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07 Mar, 2012

Employers and HR professionals slam UK regulations

Survey of 1400+ employment professionals reveals major criticisms of current and future work regulations in the UK One in five HR professionals expect cost of tribunal claims to rise for employers, despite falling numbers 25.8% of HR professionals want to abolish TUPE regulations; 23.4% would axe the Agency Workers...

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06 Mar, 2012

Economic Growth

Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), will argue that even a relatively modest economic recovery in 2012 could see UK unemployment stabilise at around the current rate of 8.4%, while a stronger recovery has the potential to result in a sudden sharp fall...

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06 Mar, 2012

UK salaries are on the up

Job opportunities across the country rose more sharply in February than in January, up 17 Index points month-on-month, while salaries are back to the level of 23 months ago. The report, which examines trends from over 8,000 UK recruiters, gives a Reed Job Index reading of 140, the highest...

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