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31 Jul, 2013

UK job opportunities

Overseas students cite career opportunities as the main deciding factor when considering postgraduate opportunities outside their home country, reports Graduate Prospects. In the Postgraduate Study in the UK and Overseas1 survey by Graduate Prospects, a fifth of overseas students reported that they are considering the UK for postgraduate study...

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30 Jul, 2013

New tribunal laws

New legislation that came into effect Monday, July 29 is expected to lead to a fall in the number of employment tribunals against Scottish businesses, according to Kim Pattullo, head of the employment team in Scotland at law firm HBJ Gateley. From Monday, employees wishing to take claims to...

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29 Jul, 2013

Security clearance

Security clearance has always been a prickly issue for recruiters in the technology sector. The incessant demand for pre-cleared contractors to fill positions in government departments has prevented recruiters from accessing a wide pool of possible candidates. Conversely, this has created additional constraints for micro-businesses wishing to successfully compete...

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29 Jul, 2013

Firms plan to expand

More of London’s businesses plan to expand during the next year but fewer are planning to do so in the capital, according to the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey, published one year on from the London Games. Businesses want Mayor to tackle high operating costs and housing shortages Eurozone...

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26 Jul, 2013

Permanent employment in the UK is predicted to grow

The majority of employers (56 percent) continue to report that they will hire more permanent employees in the next quarter, according to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s (REC) latest JobsOutlook survey. The survey also reveals an increase in the percentage of bosses who foresee headcounts will “stay the same”,...

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26 Jul, 2013

Apprentice numbers to rise

Apprenticeships in the UK are set to rise by over 50% to 800,000 in the next five years, reveals leading talent acquisition and management company Alexander Mann Solutions. Becoming an apprentice is proving an increasingly popular choice as employers realise the benefits of recruiting apprentices and seek a broader...

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26 Jul, 2013

Top Graduate Jobs UK

Work experience is vital for students wanting graduate careers in industrial companies according to ‘The Year in Industry’, the leading working gap year programme for students contemplating a leadership career in UK Industry. The charity EDT which runs ‘The Year in Industry’ is currently recruiting for placements from September...

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16 Jul, 2013

Business Services strategy

Last week, Vince Cable announced a series of measures that aim to support the UK’s Professional & Business Services (PBS) sector.  Recruitment is identified as an important part of the sector, with “employment activities” accounting for 14% of total output in the PBS sector. The PBS strategy promises to...

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16 Jul, 2013

Global Financial

If the ongoing sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone, and the lack of economy growth in the UK weren’t enough, the UK’s recent run of damp springs may have felt like another nail in the coffin for some finance professionals.  However, if the stability of the financial markets and...

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15 Jul, 2013

Effective regulation

Following Friday’s publication by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of its official response to the ‘Reforming the regulatory framework for the recruitment sector’ consultation, Director of Policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Tom Hadley says: “The government must listen to sense on the need for...

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15 Jul, 2013

Unpaid internships

Less than 1% (1,835) of UK graduates are known to be working in unpaid internships six months after leaving university, reports the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) Speaking at tomorrow’s (12 July 2013) National Association of Student Employment Services Conference in Birmingham, Charlie Ball, HECSU’s deputy director of...

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15 Jul, 2013

UK workforce job satisfaction

UK workers are more confident and satisfied in their roles than they were at the start of the year, indicating a continued strengthening of the labour market.  Mid-year market insight from REED, which canvassed the attitudes of 1,500 employers and employees, reveals an increased sense of optimism among the...

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11 Jul, 2013

AWR and reforms to teachers’ pay

The radical transformation of the education landscape continues apace.  With the increasing commercialisation of the education space, not least amongst the changes is the reform of the pay framework for teachers. The reforms to teachers’ pay will come into effect on 1 September 2013. This will have repercussions across...

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10 Jul, 2013

UK freelancers

According to new survey data, nearly three in five freelancers cite the possibility of earning more money and getting more work as the main reasons they decided to go freelance. This equates to more than 935,000 freelancers in the UK today[CJ1] . The survey asked 2,000 freelancers in the UK...

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09 Jul, 2013

Private Sector Jobs 6 Month High

After a long period of depression and gloom, the UK jobs market is beginning to show real signs of recovery. The KMPG and Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) jointly published its ‘Report on Jobs’ on the 10th June. The report found that there was an increase in both permanent...

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