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29 Nov, 2012

Pension Workshops

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has joined forces with The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) for a series of workshops to guide recruitment agencies through the automatic enrolment process for pensions. Automatic enrolment of workers into pensions started on 1st October 2012 and...

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29 Nov, 2012

Recruitment Review

Quarterly independent research reveals changes in recruiter & jobseeker behaviour for Autumn 2012 Evenbase’s latest Quarterly Recruitment Review reveals: The average number of vacancies advertised has fallen to 6.5 from 7.7 per business 40% increase in temporary and contract roles advertised 63% of jobseekers use 2 or more job...

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27 Nov, 2012

British workplace pride

The UK’s older workforce is disengaged from their work and has lost faith in managers, bucking a rising trend in British workplace pride, a new poll shows. UK workplace pride has increased since the summer lull with nearly half (46.3%)* of employees proud to work for their organisations, according...

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27 Nov, 2012

Recruitment Technology

throughMobile have joined the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Business Partnership Scheme to ensure members stay at the forefront of recruitment technology. throughMobile specialise in delivering affordable template mobile websites for recruitment businesses to ensure that a recruiters website and brand can be easily accessed anywhere in the world...

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27 Nov, 2012

Job accessibility

People who currently find online job hunting a challenge, and are cut off from many opportunities because they struggle to cope with websites, are to receive a huge boost. WCN, the leading UK and global e-Recruitment software supplier, is partnering with DiversityJobs, the inclusive career experts, in a move...

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27 Nov, 2012

Christmas jobs

With Christmas arriving in a matter of weeks, Adzuna reveals that over 4,200 seasonal jobs are yet to be filled as employers struggle to recruit temporary staff to cope with the festive rush. The website has seen a huge spike in demand for temporary workers in sales, hospitality, retail...

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22 Nov, 2012

Pay growth

Pay rises have slumped to their lowest level since June 2010, according to data released today from pay specialists XpertHR. The median basic pay increase (which excludes performance-related pay, bonuses and progression payments) in the three months to the end of October 2012 was just 1.8%, the survey finds....

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21 Nov, 2012

Workplace pension schemes

The vast majority of employers (88%) are fully aware of their requirements to auto-enrol staff into a pension scheme, but only half (51%) of those have looked beyond legal compliance and taken steps to ensure their pension arrangements meet the needs of the business and employees. That’s according to...

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21 Nov, 2012

Private sector pay expected to exceed public sector by 2016

Research released today by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and totaljobs.com outline that in spite of cuts, over 1.5 million public sector vacancies will need to be filled by 2017, with over half a million experienced, managerial hires required. However, with private sector pay expected to...

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21 Nov, 2012

Burnt-out Britain

Britain’s workforce is heading for a well-being meltdown, according to research from global professional services firm, Towers Watson. The Global Workforce Study (GWS), which surveyed 32,000 employees worldwide, reveals that more than one in three UK employees (34 per cent) say they are often affected by excessive pressure in...

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19 Nov, 2012

Overhaul of school system

The CBI is calling for a radical shake up of schools from nursery to sixth form to ensure all young people achieve their potential. In a new report out today (Monday), the CBI warns the education system fosters a cult of the average; too often failing to stretch the...

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16 Nov, 2012

Unemployment figures continue to fall

The latest set of unemployment figures from the Office of National Statistics shows a further downward trend. Unemployment was down by 49,000 on the last quarter, at 2.51m people or 7.8 %. However although there has also been a reduction in youth unemployment, this is still worryingly high at...

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16 Nov, 2012

Technology Focus

The fourth and final edition of Graduate Career for 2012 is free with The Times yesterday with a focus on technology. Produced in association with graduate recruitment website Milkround, the November issue also includes a spotlight on graduate career opportunities in East Anglia along with the usual blend of...

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16 Nov, 2012

Labour Market statistics

Commenting on the latest ONS Labour Market statistics released today, Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), comments: “Employers have continued to focus on keeping labour costs down and a combination of pay restraint and a higher proportion of part-time and temporary...

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15 Nov, 2012

Internal Recruitment

Moving your employee to a new position within your company can be just as tricky, if not more, as recruiting someone new. Knowing the candidate beforehand often makes us more subjective. Patrick Leguide, founder and CEO of Central Test, describes five HR syndromes that could lead to possible mishaps...

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