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16 Apr, 2012

Student attitudes have changed

Working gap year ‘The Year in Industry’ is reporting a big increase in applications after university fee issues pegged back demand last year. The paid gap year, run by education charity EDT, is seeing increases of over 45% in applications from pre-university students, with a core recruitment period still...

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16 Apr, 2012

Sustained rise in vacancies

acancies for highly skilled workers have rocketed by  double digits for the second consecutive month, up 17% in February following a  similar rise in January, according to research by the Association of  Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Vacancies still 18% down  year-on-year Up 17% month-on-month The research shows that demand...

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11 Apr, 2012

European market sector

European markets moved higher on Wednesday, making a slight recovery from Tuesday’s steep losses.   German and French indexes were up almost 1.5%, while in London the FTSE 100 was up 0.6%. The Italian government raised 11bn euros ($14.4bn; £9.1bn) on the money markets on Wednesday morning. There was plenty...

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05 Apr, 2012

Job Index signals continued recovery

The Reed Job Index of online job postings rose by 9% in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same quarter in 2011, suggesting a solid underlying economic recovery. The UK labour market is heading in the right direction, according to the latest Reed Job Index. Vacancies increased...

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04 Apr, 2012

Employer Confidence Gaining Strength

Recruitment in the UK gained a boost from rising employer confidence in February, according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) JobsOutlook survey. The survey, which tracks future hiring intentions by British companies, showed that 62 per cent of the employers surveyed would be looking to increase their...

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03 Apr, 2012

German job market stays buoyant

Recent data showed that the German economy, the biggest in Europe, contracted by 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 and the latest output and orders data suggest little improvement can be expected in the first quarter.  he year-on-year comparison showed that there were 550,000 more workers in...

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03 Apr, 2012

UK Economy Improvement

The UK economy has shown a few signs of improvement in the first three months of this year, following a recent report from the British Chambers of Commerce. The British Chambers of Commerce had previously warned of “stagflation”. The group expects economic growth of 0.3% in the first quarter of...

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02 Apr, 2012

Regulations have created rallying

April 1st 2012 marks six months since the controversial Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) came into force. Although the new rules have created significant bureaucracy and cost for the UK’s £25 billion recruitment industry, the demand for temporary and contract staff has remained strong and looks set to grow over...

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02 Apr, 2012

Brits Annual Leave

rits are losing valuable days of annual leave because they’re too anxious to take the time off that they’re entitled to. New research by travel comparison website TravelSupermarket has found that only 75 per cent* of all full-time British workers took their entire holiday entitlement over the past 12...

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28 Mar, 2012

UK Employees

More than six in 10 (61%) senior HR executives report that their organisations regularly award promotions to top performers without giving commensurate salary rises, finds new research.  The most common reason given is that organisations have a salary rise freeze in place (40%) but companies and their employees also...

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