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23 Sep, 2015

Employers and government must do more to help low-paid workers

As businesses across the economy struggle with skills shortages and seek to improve productivity, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC’s) latest research looks at the motivations of low-paid workers in the UK. The report, called Getting On: What pay and progression looks like for low-paid workers today, gives an...

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23 Sep, 2015

What you do as a job is the most important decision in life

Choosing what job to do is more important than deciding when to start a family, whether to get married, and where to live, according to the results of a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Given a list of ten life decisions...

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22 Sep, 2015

Construction and Transport Industry

Employer demand is outpacing jobseeker interest in the construction and transport sectors, jobsite Indeed can reveal. While job growth in the construction industry has increased 10% in the last quarter, jobseeker interest in these positions has remained stable since the beginning of 2015.  Similarly, Transport has seen a 13%...

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22 Sep, 2015

UK IT sector

Research on IT contractor recruitment from temporary labour specialist Comensura has shown that although recruiters claim that overall availability of temporary IT professionals and contractors is high most are still finding it a challenge to fill certain specialist roles. Typically it is niche, specialist skills sets that are proving...

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12 Sep, 2015

UK graduate over-qualification

Government statistics cited by the Universities Minister this week disguise the extent of graduate over-qualification in the UK according to the CIPD and the Edge Foundation. Universities Minister Jo Johnson said in a speech on Wednesday 9th September at the Universities UK Annual Conference that “official statistics show that...

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