The Ri5 interview:
Katie Sharman

Sep 18, 2014

Katie Sharman is the new sales manager for RBI’s flagship HR job site, Personnel Today Jobs. Previously key account manager for RBI’s Community Care for three years, she stepped into the new role at the beginning of August and has got off to a flying start. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: 
Katie Sharman

TARGETjobs Breakfast News: What can graduate recruiters learn from Harry Potter?

Sep 18, 2014

The Hogwarts sorting hat can offer graduate recruiters some tips when it comes to selection and assessment, delegates were told today at the latest TARGETjobs Breakfast News event. ... more or comment here

Undergraduates less confident about their career prospects

Sep 17, 2014

Undergraduates in the UK are becoming less confident about their future job prospects, with students in the final year of their courses least confident of all. ... more or comment here

Penna welcomes new additions to recruitment solutions service

Sep 17, 2014

Global HR services group Penna has announced three new appointments to its recruitment services team, specialising in interim and executive search recruitment. ... more or comment here

Agency Bites

Sep 17, 2014

As everyone in the industry returns from their holidays and gears up for a busy few months, here’s September’s round-up of agency news and events. ... more or comment here

BMJ Careers launches new website

Sep 15, 2014

BMJ Careers, the recruitment and careers division of the BMJ, has relaunched its website. The site, which now uses the Madgex platform, features a new design, improved functionality and a number of tools aimed at helping medical professionals find hospital, GP and international doctor jobs. ... more or comment here

Tender: Sutton Council

Sep 15, 2014

The London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton are seeking expressions of interest for the design, delivery, analysis and feedback of their biennial staff surveys. ... more or comment here

Small businesses create more jobs as confidence increases

Sep 15, 2014

Small businesses in the UK are experiencing record levels of confidence, with recent growth in headcounts expected to continue into the next quarter. ... more or comment here

Scotland sees record fall in candidate availability

Sep 15, 2014

Staff placements in Scotland rose sharply in August despite a record fall in candidate availability, according to labour market data published by Bank of Scotland. ... more or comment here

John Flynn RIP

Sep 11, 2014

Ri5 is sorry to bring you the news that John Flynn, well-known copywriter who previously worked at Austin Knight and TMP Worldwide, sadly passed away earlier this month. ... more or comment here 20 comments

Ofsted calls for better careers guidance to boost youth employment

Sep 10, 2014

Too many young people are not in education, employment or training (NEET) and weak careers guidance is failing to give them an idea of the options available to them, according to education regulator Ofsted. ... more or comment here

Get involved: Tell us what you want to see on Ri5

Sep 10, 2014

Hi everyone, As I've now had a chance to settle into the editor's chair here at Ri5, I wanted to invite our readers to help inform and shape the future of our content. ... more or comment here 1 comment

In-house Recruitment Awards shortlist announced

Sep 9, 2014

The shortlist the 2014 In-house Recruitment Awards have been announced, ahead of the awards ceremony which will take place in November. ... more or comment here

Skills shortage threatening entrepreneurs’ growth plans

Sep 9, 2014

More than three-quarters of entrepreneurs are struggling to attract the talent they need to grow their businesses, despite the vast majority aiming to increase their turnover in the next three years. ... more or comment here

Vacancies rise at fastest rate in 16 years

Sep 8, 2014

The number of jobs on offer in the UK increased further during August, at the highest rate of growth since 1998. ... more or comment here

Employers urged to renew focus on pay to attract and retain talent

Sep 8, 2014

Only a third of UK employees are committed to their current roles and consider their salary as the primary motivation to leave them, according to research published today. ... more or comment here

Half of London employers experiencing skills shortages

Sep 8, 2014

Almost half of businesses in London are experiencing skills shortages in their current workforce, while two-thirds have reported difficulty recruiting highly skilled candidates. ... more or comment here

Tender: University of Stirling

Sep 8, 2014

The University of Stirling is tendering for media buying services for its staff recruitment, student recruitment and commercial activities. ... more or comment here

Tender: Harrow Council

Sep 8, 2014

Harrow Council is looking to identify a supplier to deliver its communications service, as it aims to improve its communications with people who live, work and visit the Borough of Harrow. ... more or comment here

Strong labour market drives increase in jobseeker confidence

Sep 3, 2014

One in three jobseekers are confident they will get a job within the next two months, as the strong UK labour market and fall in unemployment prompt an increase in jobseeker confidence. ... more or comment here

Twitter overtakes Facebook as social recruitment tool

Sep 3, 2014

Twitter has overtaken Facebook as a social recruitment platform for candidates and recruiters in the UK, according to data released today by Bullhorn. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Graduate Recruitment Social Media Conference and Awards set for January 2015

Sep 3, 2014

The fourth annual Graduate Recruitment Social Media Conference and Awards will take place on Thursday, 22nd January 2015. ... more or comment here

Business leaders reluctant to hire ‘job hoppers’

Sep 3, 2014

Workers who frequently change jobs could face a tough time finding a new role, with many business leaders saying they would remove a candidate from consideration for a post if they felt they were a ‘job hopper’. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Graduate salaries stand still for sixth consecutive year

Sep 2, 2014

Graduates have endured a freeze in starting salaries for the sixth year running, despite the improving economy and an increase in graduate recruitment. ... more or comment here

CIPD highlights benefits of volunteering in tackling youth unemployment

Sep 2, 2014

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has today launched a report and framework aimed at encouraging more employees to volunteer in order to help get young people into work ... more or comment here

Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2014 entry deadline extended

Sep 1, 2014

The deadline for entries for the 2014 Prospects Postgraduate Awards has been extended by a week to Friday 12 September. ... more or comment here

New sales manager for WikiJob

Sep 2, 2014

Graduate jobsite WikiJob has announced the appointment of Dan White as its new sales manager. ... more or comment here

Rise in demand for professional talent as salaries also increase

Sep 2, 2014

Professional recruitment firms have seen a 22% year-on-year increase in the number of vacancies on their books, according to data released by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). ... more or comment here

Newsquest appoints new head of recruitment sales

Sep 1, 2014

Newsquest, one of the largest local multimedia groups in the UK, has announced the appointment of Fraser Chapman as head of recruitment sales. ... more or comment here

Ri5 profile: Andy Hendon

Aug 26, 2014

With over 20 years' experience of working agency side (apart from a three-year sojourn in Africa), Andy joined AIA Worldwide in December 2013. His background of working with global clients on regional projects particularly suited this new role, which includes leading and growing a new international team, working with TMP Worldwide, LLC offices and the client development teams. ... more or comment here 4 comments

Dame Tessa Jowell announced as Breakfast News keynote speaker

Aug 28, 2014

GTI Media has announced that former Cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell DBE MP will be a keynote speaker at the next TARGETjobs Breakfast News event, set to take place on 18 September. ... more or comment here

Salaries on the rise while competition for vacancies falls

Aug 27, 2014

Advertised salaries have reached 2013 levels for the first time this year, with an average salary of £33,873 on offer in July – a 0.9% rise on the previous year. ... more or comment here

Tender: Cestria Community Housing

Aug 27, 2014

Cestria Community Housing, a not-for-profit independent registered social landlord based in the North West, is seeking a supplier to facilitate a staff survey. ... more or comment here

Employers concerned about increase in older workers

Aug 27, 2014

Employers are concerned about the potential rise in older workers at their organisations, with many worried that significant numbers of their staff could not carry out their current roles past traditional retirement age. ... more or comment here

A third of employers ‘don’t check qualifications’

Aug 26, 2014

A third of employers don’t request degree certificates from candidates and are instead happy to take CVs at face value, according to research released by the Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD). ... more or comment here 1 comment

Half of undergraduates influenced by friends and family in career choice

Aug 26, 2014

Half of first-year undergraduates say they are influenced by friends and family when choosing a career option, according to research carried out by graduate careers site TARGETjobs. ... more or comment here

Join Macmillan at Work to help support people with cancer

Aug 26, 2014

Macmillan, the UK cancer charity, is calling on employers to help support people with cancer by joining its Macmillan at Work programme. ... more or comment here

Tender: Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges Ltd

Aug 26, 2014

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges Ltd (APUC) is looking for suppliers as it aggregates the recruitment advertising requirements of all Scottish higher education (HE) and further education (FE) Institutions. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Neil Purcell and Simon Thomas, Talent Works International

Aug 20, 2014

Talent Works International came into being in 2006 as a pure sourcing business. Since then, however, the company has diversified its offering to encompass a range of solutions – and its impressive recent growth looks set to continue. ... more or comment here 1 comment

The Ri5 interview: Shobnom Chowdhury

Aug 19, 2014

The world of executive appointments is undoubtedly a challenging one – recruiting at the highest level is competitive and brings high expectations. So, it’s not surprising to hear of continuous new developments in the field. ... more or comment here

The RAD Awards at 25: Can you help find the missing winners?

Aug 18, 2014

As previously reported on Ri5, the RAD Awards turn 25 next year, and the organisers are aiming to celebrate the past 25 years with a look back at previous winners of the Work of the Year award. The work will be used both on the night and in the run-up to the awards. ... more or comment here

Higher Apprentices Worth More than ‘New University’ Grads

Aug 20, 2014

It’s been reported that Higher Apprentices deliver almost 40% more in taxpayer returns than graduates from institutions previously known as polytechnics. ... more or comment here

Autumn dates for your diary

Aug 21, 2014

As the holiday season begins to draw to a close, the industry’s calendars are starting to fill up with forthcoming events and conferences. Here’s our pick of what’s coming up over the next few months. ... more or comment here

Ri5 Fantasy Football destined for greatness?

Aug 19, 2014

Round-up of the first week of the Ri5 Fantasy Football season ... more or comment here

University places rise despite fall in A-level pass rate

Aug 14, 2014

Almost 400,000 students have already been accepted onto university courses, an increase of three per cent on last year, despite the first fall in the A-level pass rate for 30 years. ... more or comment here

Reminder – Sign up for Ri5 Fantasy Football!

Aug 14, 2014

The new Premier League season kicks off on Saturday, meaning you’ve got less than 48 hours to sign up for the return of Ri5’s Fantasy Football league. ... more or comment here

GTI Recruiting Solutions to work with Standard Life on graduate recruitment

Aug 14, 2014

GTI Recruiting Solutions has been chosen to work with Standard Life to manage candidate applications, screening, telephone interviewing and shortlisting for all graduate hires across the UK, Canada and Hong Kong. ... more or comment here