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28 Mar, 2013

Employees Demand Good Pay

As the job market has improved UK workers’ confidence has returned, according to new research from Randstad. The survey of 7,000 UK adults reveals that competitive pay and benefits...

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27 Mar, 2013

Identifying skills

Two key hurdles to employment for young jobseekers are identifying appropriate skills and a lack of interview technique, according to research from Fish4jobs. Of those 16-24 years olds surveyed,...

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27 Mar, 2013

Employers plan to increase permanent staff

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) JobsOutlook survey of 600 employers indicates that although businesses continue to face a challenging economic climate, the majority are still planning to increase...

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26 Mar, 2013

Fostering cultures of openness

A resistance to change and a lack of social media savvy amongst senior leaders is holding organisations back from rebuilding trust and fostering cultures of openness, collaboration and innovation...

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25 Mar, 2013

Tax and transformation

With the NHS Commissioning Board set to go live on 1 April 2013, innovative approaches to resourcing and management are set to be the order of the day.  However,...

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25 Mar, 2013

Job seekers frustrated

60% of job seekers are most annoyed and frustrated by the lack of, or more accurately, no communication, from recruiters when applying for a job, a recent poll by...

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22 Mar, 2013

Budget 2013 – what does it mean for recruiters?

George Osborne opened his 2013 Budget speech with a focus on the outlook for the UK labour market, and rightly so as the facts make for good reading: 600,000...

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22 Mar, 2013

Good Budget for jobs

Commenting on the announcements on growth and jobs by the Chancellor in today’s Budget the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) director of policy Tom Hadley says: “The Chancellor had...

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20 Mar, 2013

Budget Watch

Last year the Government proposed amendments to the Finance Bill, including extending the IR35 tax rules to ‘office holders’, a move which could have a major impact within the...

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20 Mar, 2013

City growth

Reacting to today’s Treasury response to Michael Heseltine’s report No Stone Unturned  the think tank IPPR North  welcomes the government’s commitment  to greater economic decentralisation, but questions whether it...

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19 Mar, 2013

Stimulate growth or the jobs miracle might be over

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is calling on the Chancellor to use Wednesday’s Budget to deliver practical measures in three areas to stimulate growth and jobs. Skills shortages:...

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18 Mar, 2013

Travel and subsistence schemes

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) met with Treasury Minister David Gauke on Wednesday to discuss the use of travel and subsistence schemes in the recruitment sector and the...

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18 Mar, 2013

Employment levels

Despite the continued weakness of the economy, the number of people employed in Britain reached record levels with almost 30 million working at the end of 2012. However employment...

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18 Mar, 2013

Greater employer involvement

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) welcomes the move towards greater employer involvement in the apprenticeship system and is urging employers to think beyond blue collar jobs...

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14 Mar, 2013

Apprenticeship System

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) welcomes the move towards greater employer involvement in the apprenticeship system and is urging employers to think beyond blue collar jobs...

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