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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 is back as the most important requirement of a new employer, while job security, the top factor for the past...

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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, two in every five (42%) stated poor interview technique let them down. A quarter (23%) said they struggled to identify...

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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 or maintain their permanent staff over the next three months. REC director of policy Tom Hadley said: “Our latest data...

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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 in their organisations. That’s according to new CIPD research on the current landscape of social media and employee voice, launched...

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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, in this period of transformation it is important that the people who make the NHS work – its staff –...

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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 webrecruit has revealed. The poll, carried out on LinkedIn by online recruiter, webrecruit, further revealed 29% of respondents were most...

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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 more jobs expected this year than last, six jobs being created in the private sector for every one lost in...

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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 to deliver on jobs and growth and with measures that cut the cost of hiring, reward workers with more take-home...

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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 recruitment industry. As the legal partner to the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC), Lawspeed researched the basis for this proposed...

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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 is goes far enough and is backed with enough cash. While 81 of Heseltine’s 89 recommendations are being taken forward,...

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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: the REC’s research shows recruiters are already finding it hard to supply IT experts and engineers to fill current demand....

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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 need for more effective and visible enforcement measures. The REC’s director of policy and professional services Tom Hadley says: “It...

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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 levels for recent graduates has remained largely unchanged at 61.8% for 2012,according to Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU) data....

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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 when designing their own apprenticeships. Employers’ concerns about the extent to which apprenticeships are sufficiently tailored to their needs was...

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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 when designing their own apprenticeships. Employers’ concerns about the extent to which apprenticeships are sufficiently tailored to their needs was...

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