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28 Jun, 2013

European Court of Justice

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling has provided useful clarification that EU legislation protecting fixed-term workers does not apply to temporary agency workers. This is helpful, says the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC), as it has been lobbying the UK government on a similar point for two years,...

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28 Jun, 2013

Work-life balance

A survey from StepStone and totaljobs has revealed two thirds (66%) of UK employees admit to being dissatisfied with their work-life balance, whilst 42% said the stress of work affects their home life. Of the 1,072 British workers surveyed, 25% said they do not get enough time to themselves...

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28 Jun, 2013

Jobseekers

We’re sleeping on the job before we’ve even got it, according to the latest research* from Monster.co.uk.  The survey of UK jobseekers has found that 40 per cent of respondents get bored during job interviews. With more than one in ten (14 per cent) admitting to always being bored...

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27 Jun, 2013

Recruiters can make a difference

Yesterday’s REC Skills Summit saw leading business figures from across the UK come together to discuss the challenges of equipping both current workforces, and the next generation, with the skills they need to flourish in the jobs market and the role recruiters can play in making this happen. A...

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26 Jun, 2013

Disclosure Barring Service

The REC has previously updated you on the changes made to the Disclosure Barring Service on 17 June which mean that criminal record certificates are now only sent to the applicant. This will mean that in time, the need to use the old portability process will be phased out,...

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26 Jun, 2013

Senior management

What is the strangest thing your boss has asked you to do?  Spy on senior management?  Work on her daughter’s science project?  How about loan him money?  Nearly three-in-ten workers (28 per cent) reported that their bosses have asked them to perform tasks that are not related to their...

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25 Jun, 2013

Youth Contract

A survey of 200 employers has found that the government has failed to win their support for the coalition’s flagship policy for tackling youth unemployment, the Youth Contract. None of the employers polled by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) had used the programme to employ a young person...

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25 Jun, 2013

Digital channels

UK workers are shunning social media when applying for jobs because they do not think their profile will be taken seriously by prospective employers, a new survey by hyphen, has found. The poll of 1,000 workers shows that the number of professionals that use social media to apply for...

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25 Jun, 2013

Results-based pay

There is widespread support for performance-based pay in the UK with almost a third of workers already on results-based pay arrangements, and many others saying they would become more productive at work if they were. 30 per cent of UK workers have their pay tied to some form of...

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24 Jun, 2013

Professional standards

Employers value individuals who are committed to professional standards and development according to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. David Evans, Director of Membership at the Institute explains further: “Our experience of working with employers, small and large, is that they want to hire and retain individuals who are...

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24 Jun, 2013

Job vacancies remain high

The number of job vacancies in the UK held steady at 460,493 in May but only because employers are keeping a lid on wages and hiring at low salary levels, according to the latest UK Employment Market Report from Adzuna. UK job vacancies in May stabilise at 460,493, down...

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21 Jun, 2013

Growth in permanent hires

Six out of 10 employers plan to take on more permanent workers in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Despite slight dips in some indicators since last month, the majority of bosses foresee growth in their permanent workforce...

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21 Jun, 2013

REC Health and Social Care

The REC has been informed by the Government Procurement Service (GPS) that the tender for the Allied Health Professionals and Health Science Services Framework Agreement has been launched via the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). The OJEU notice is available and the tender documents are available on...

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21 Jun, 2013

Social bookmarking

Web browser bookmarks assist with navigation and remembering pages, whereas social bookmarking lets one post pages to a public domain and tag them with keywords. This helps others to locate the sites when looking for subject matter relative to the keywords. This can produce traffic for pages, where if...

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21 Jun, 2013

How To Act When a Recruiter Calls

Recruiters, also known as Headhunters, are people designated by businesses to find new potential employees. These Headhunters can contact you in a variety of ways: calls, emails, meetings, career fairs and more. When a recruiter calls you on the phone, it is important that you treat the call as...

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