December 2016

True but shocking all the same

Social media job seekers and hell on earth Social media can be a real hell on earth. For sure we have all seen posts we would rather we had not and of course there is the holiday, party or silly moment snap we wish had never happened. Here CareerBuilder give som insight to what that means to job seekers. In 2016, a report by CareerBuilder revealed that 60% of...

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British employers plan to hire staff at a similar pace in 2017 as they did last year, according a Confederation of British Industry survey. The survey suggests the jobs market will hold up in the new year, despite the uncertainties that Brexit may bring. However, uncertainty over the UK's future relationship with the European Union has weakened business confidence in the labour market with companies expressing concern...

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Here is a nice good news piece to say the UK insurance market is taking up the challenge for hiring and growth. It is called the Insurance Careers Movement and Lloyd’s CEO Inga Beale inspired those attending by noting that social purpose had kept her in the insurance industry for nearly 35 years. “This continues to drive me today,” Beale said. “I have found it to be an incredibly...

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Design geek

The UK jobs market has grown 13.6% year-on-year and 3.2% month-on-month, according to new data from CV-Library. The report found that many cities and industries across the UK saw standout, above-average, job growth in November 2016, when comparing data with November 2015. The data also highlighted the top cities for growth and the top sectors, the details of which can be found below. Lee Biggins, Founder and...

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While I think

New research by The Curve Group, one of the UK’s most disruptive and fast-growing Recruitment and HR Outsourcing companies, has shown that UK HR Directors risk being so consumed with issues of talent retention and hiring that they are unable to plan effectively and build a long term strategy for their business. This ties in with the ONS statistics released yesterday that UK unemployment fell...

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While I think

In April 2017 the government is hoping to be able to fund up to three million new apprenticeships across all sectors. The funding will be paid for by the employers themselves via a 0.5% levy on company payrolls. The move is set to help nurture the next generation of employees and get them off to a flying start in work that they’ll enjoy doing. However good...

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True but shocking all the same

Amazon delivery drivers feel 'compelled' to urinate in car and speed to meet expectations. Drivers delivering parcels for Amazon have claimed that they feel obliged to miss lunch breaks and urinate in their vehicles, in order to meet the company's expectations. Workers explained their situation to a BBC journalist, claiming that they were expected to deliver up to 200 parcels each day. The Independent claims that the undercover...

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The Ageing Workforce The demographic of workers in the UK is changing. We have an ageing workforce that’s going to put pressure on all sectors over the coming decades. The rising cost of healthcare and dwindling pension pot will force people to work for longer. HR departments are going to have to start planning for this sooner rather than later. There are 9.4 million people in employment...

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Bullhorn’s international managing director Peter Linas revealed the bullish outlook of the company’s customers at the recent Bullhorn Live 2016 which took place at Bishopsgate, London. Now in its fourth year, the event drew a record attendance of over 700 guests, making it Europe’s largest one-day recruitment conference. In the opening keynote, Linas spoke positively on the future of the UK recruitment industry in the aftermath...

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Mobile recruitment rules

How to Conduct a Telephone Interview A telephone interview is a great way to speak to many applicants in a short space of time. Enabling you to pick to best candidate and invite them back for follow-up interviews. Telephone interviews need to be consistent so you can best gauge many applicant’s credentials. Below we show you some interview questions you could ask any prospective employee over...

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