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30 May, 2013

Zubia Hawcroft

Zubia Hawcroft was invited to the European Parliament to discuss – The recruitment practices in top management and non-executive directors’ positions in Europe. This note examines the barriers to recruitment of women in top management and non-executive directors’ positions in Europe from the perspective of an Executive Search Agency....

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30 May, 2013

Public sector

The press has been full of a raft of recent reports about the looming crisis that faces NHS Accident and Emergency Departments (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22607984 ). With attendances having risen by 50% over the past decade, and pressures forecast to continue to grow, NHS Confederation chief executive Mike Farrar has stated...

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30 May, 2013

Social Media Could Be Damaging Your Career Prospects

Recently released figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that unemployment has risen by a massive 70,000 – leaving 2.56 million people looking for a job. Contrary to these figures more companies are hiring today, while the government continues to create initiatives to get people out of the unemployment line and...

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30 May, 2013

Jobseekers and employees

In a recent survey conducted by TipTopJob.com, it was found that 40% of UK citizens could last 6 months or more on their savings if they were to lose their job. On the other hand, in the UK, the same number (40%) couldn’t last more than a month. The...

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29 May, 2013

Improving vocational education

With an increasing demand for creative and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) technicians, the need for young people to have a better understanding of technology has quickly intensified. Recent evidence by the Centre for Economics and Business Research predicted that significant economic growth will stem from the UK’s...

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28 May, 2013

REC announces partnership with Social Talent

The REC has today announced a new business partnership with social media specialists Social Talent to provide internet recruitment training to REC members. Social Talent are Europe’s leading provider of social media training specific to the recruitment and staffing industry. To date they have trained over 4,000 recruiters from both...

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24 May, 2013

Youth Employment Charter

Not a week goes by without a story about youth employment and young people struggling to access to the jobs market hitting the headlines. This is a catastrophic state of affairs for our economy.  As REC’s Youth Employment Taskforce found, recruiters have a key role to play and can...

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24 May, 2013

Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK, one of the largest employers in West Berkshire and one of the biggest employers in the telecoms sector, today announces that it is to recruit 400 graduates over the next five years. Due to the popularity of Vodafone’s graduate programme, the scheme has now been extended from...

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23 May, 2013

Employers planning to take on more staff

The latest JobsOutlook from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) reports a rise in the number of employers saying they plan to take on more staff. The monthly tracking survey shows this month’s largest increase is among bosses saying they intend to take on more permanent workers within the...

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21 May, 2013

Job satisfaction

As the 2012 Skills and Employment Survey, published today by the Government, reveals that Britain’s employees are feeling more insecure and under pressure at work than at any time the past 20 years, the CIPD is urging businesses to consider how they can improve job satisfaction and employee engagement....

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20 May, 2013

Eurosceptic MPs

Those calling for the UK to leave the EU are “putting politics before economics”, business leaders have said.  In a letter to the Independent, figures from BT, Shell, Lloyds Banking Group and Deloitte, estimated membership was worth up to £92bn a year to Britain. But the 19 signatories accepted...

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17 May, 2013

employment growth

Commenting on today’s Labour Market Statistics (for the period January- March 2013) released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the CIPD, comments: “These labour market figures suggest that the labour market recovery appears to have stalled this quarter.  Total hours worked increased...

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16 May, 2013

VMS Code of Practice

Recruiters have thrown their support behind the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) VMS Code of Practice by signing the agreement to promote sustainable supply chains and good recruitment. The Government Procurement Service (GPS) has also embedded the Code’s core principles within the latest round of government framework agreements. The...

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16 May, 2013

ONS employment figures

Commenting on employment figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics which show employment levels have dropped and that there has been a rise in the number of unemployed people, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Head of Policy Kate Shoesmith said: “Despite the numbers today, recruiters are telling us that...

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16 May, 2013

Brighter economic prospects

Confidence is improving across most UK businesses, according to the latest business surveys, although manufacturers are less optimistic.   Business lobby group the CBI said the economy was moving from “flat to growth”, although it kept its forecast for growth this year at 1%.  Meanwhile, accountancy firm BDO said business...

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