A week in the life of...
Jo Redfern

Jul 21, 2014

The latest in our series of features gives us a peek into the average week of Jo Redfern, commercial director at The Student Room Group (TSRG). Here she talks us through a suitably busy week, full of meetings, updates and the odd social event. ... more or comment here

A week in the life of... 
Jo Redfern

Mentoring could help to prevent talent drain, says Penna

Jul 21, 2014

Mentoring could play a vital part in helping to stop the talent drain, according to research released by Penna. ... more or comment here

GTI Media announces gradaustralia launch

Jul 21, 2014

GTI Media has announced that gradaustralia, a job board and advice site, will be launched in January 2015, and will be accompanied by print publications and rankings of Australia’s top 100 employers. ... more or comment here

Havas People launches new website

Jul 21, 2014

Havas People has announced the launch of its newly designed website, using a fully responsive platform that will host client case studies and people insights to help convey Havas People’s approach to its work. ... more or comment here

RICS Recruit relaunches with new platform

Jul 21, 2014

RICS Recruit, the official job board of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, has relaunched with an updated, responsive platform to offer users full content and functionality across a range of devices. ... more or comment here

Hat trick for Hodes at CIPD RMAs

Jul 17, 2014

Bernard Hodes was the big winner at the 2014 CIPD Recruitment Marketing Awards, picking up three awards on the night. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Half of graduates confident about their job prospects

Jul 15, 2014

Half of students and graduates feel optimistic about their career prospects and almost two-thirds are confident about getting a job after university. ... more or comment here

Clifford Chance takes home the big prize at AGR awards

Jul 14, 2014

Clifford Chance was the big winner at the 2014 Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Student Recruitment Awards, picking up the ‘Best of the best’ award in addition to an award for its social mobility strategy. ... more or comment here

Tender: London Borough of Sutton

Jul 15, 2014

The London Borough of Sutton is looking for a supplier to deliver its communication services. ... more or comment here

Tender: Disclosure and Barring Service

Jul 15, 2014

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is seeking a supplier for the redesign of building communications and corporate literature templates. ... more or comment here

Penna named one of top three interim providers

Jul 14, 2014

HR services group Penna has been ranked as one of the top three providers of interim managers in an annual survey by the Institute of Interim Management (IIM). ... more or comment here

Unemployment ‘still higher than pre-recession levels’

Jul 14, 2014

Unemployment rates are higher in every part of the UK than they were before the start of the recession, suggesting the economy is still struggling to get back to full health, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... more or comment here

Small Circle summer party moves to Leicester Square

Jul 14, 2014

This summer’s Small Circle networking event will take place on Wednesday 30 July at the Penthouse nightclub in London’s Leicester Square. ... more or comment here

Ri5 Profile: Will Hartley

Jul 9, 2014

Will is account director at TheBigChoice.com, helping to put recruiters in touch with the best graduate talent. A graduate of Franklin Pierce University in America and Trinity College, Oxford, Will joined TheBigChoice.com after spending six and a half years managing recruitment advertising campaigns at totaljobs. And, based on some of his answers to our questions, it looks like we could be seeing him on The Great British Bake-Off at some point… ... more or comment here

Havas People’s Talent Bites – You have a problem: talent is happier than you think

Jul 9, 2014

What can recruiters learn from cheese and mops when it comes to engaging with potential candidates? These two examples were discussed at the latest Talent Bites event hosted by Havas People, where a full house was given an insight into some key principles and benefits of engaging with communities. ... more or comment here

Graduate jobs return to pre-recession levels

Jul 8, 2014

The number of graduate vacancies available at UK employers has risen during 2014, bringing recruitment to the same level as 2007’s pre-recession peak, according to new research. ... more or comment here

Recruitment advertising spend increases in 2013/14

Jul 8, 2014

Recruitment advertising spend in the UK grew by 3.7% in Q4 2013, and by 2.6% in Q1 2014, putting it on course to reach £521m for the year. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Salaries rise as candidate availability falls

Jul 8, 2014

Salaries on offer for permanent vacancies rose sharply in June in response to a shortage of candidates, according to UK recruitment consultancy and employer data. ... more or comment here

Businesses call on schools to boost work skills

Jul 8, 2014

A third of businesses are concerned about school leavers’ attitudes to work, and half have called for schools to develop a greater awareness of working life among young people. ... more or comment here

Survey warns of ‘bottleneck’ in financial recruitment

Jul 8, 2014

Finance professionals are facing intense competition for roles due to a significant gap between those looking for jobs and the number of vacancies on offer. ... more or comment here

Tender: Richmond Upon Thames Council

Jul 8, 2014

The London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Council is looking for a supplier to deliver a communications service. ... more or comment here

Johnston Press unveils new job site

Jul 9, 2014

Johnston Press has unveiled a new-look national jobs website, with all of Johnston Press’ 185 news websites benefiting from refreshed jobs sections based on the new platform. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Dario Cappelli

Jul 3, 2014

Dario Cappelli is group recruitment sales manager at Caspian Media. When Ri5 last talked to him back in 2012, he explained how print was still complementing online effectively in the engineering recruitment sector. Now, almost two years on, the combination continues to prosper. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Alexander Mann Solutions to create 250 jobs

Jul 1, 2014

Alexander Mann Solutions is to open a new global client service centre in Belfast, creating 250 jobs. ... more or comment here 3 comments

The month in HE

Jul 3, 2014

Students ‘massively over-estimate’ the skill levels of the jobs they expect to get on graduation, a survey has found. ... more or comment here

Caterer and Hotelkeeper relaunches as The Caterer

Jul 2, 2014

Caterer and Hotelkeeper, the publishing group which has covered the hospitality industry for over 135 years, has rebranded as The Caterer. ... more or comment here 3 comments

Cable launches search firm code of conduct to increase women’s board-level appointments

Jul 1, 2014

Business Secretary Vince Cable has today announced the introduction of an enhanced code of conduct for executive search firms, aimed at increasing the number of women appointed to FTSE 350 boards. ... more or comment here

UCAS Media appoints first head of careers

Jun 30, 2014

UCAS Media, the trading arm of UCAS, the UK’s higher education admissions service, has announced the appointment of Rachel Johnson as its first head of careers. ... more or comment here

Tender: Essex County Council

Jul 1, 2014

Essex County Council is calling for proposals for a contract to provide a ‘your voice employee engagements survey’. This will incorporate an annual census employee engagement survey, and a programme of employee engagement pulse surveys. ... more or comment here

New flexible working regulations come into force

Jun 30, 2014

From today, the right to request flexible working has been extended to all employees. Under the new system, employees who have worked for their employers for 26 weeks or longer will have the right to request to work flexibly. ... more or comment here

Competition for jobs ‘falls to six-year low’

Jun 30, 2014

The continued economic recovery and improving regional job markets across the north of England have brought about a marked fall in competition for jobs, according to data released by job board Adzuna.co.uk. ... more or comment here

A week in the life of... Andrew Sumner

Jun 25, 2014

Next in line for our new series is Andrew Sumner, MD of Monster UK & Ireland. His week is as every bit as busy as you’d expect – with a fair smattering of celebrity-spotting thrown in ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Steven Ehrlich

Jun 23, 2014

Steven Ehrlich is global vice-president for client development at AIA Worldwide – and thinks he has the best job in the agency ... more or comment here