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

Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2014 entry deadline extended

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 3 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

High costs acting as a barrier to further education

Aug 13, 2014

The high cost of further education is preventing significant numbers of people from gaining advance qualifications, according to research carried out by an educational charity. ... more or comment here

Unemployment rate falls to six-year low

Aug 13, 2014

Unemployment in the UK fell by 132,000 to 2.08 million in the three months to June, according to the latest employment data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ... more or comment here

Recruitment Business Awards nominations announced

Aug 13, 2014

The nominations for the Recruitment Business Awards have been announced, ahead of next month’s awards ceremony. ... more or comment here

Survey highlights gender split in graduate career hopes

Aug 12, 2014

A survey of undergraduates has found male and female students have distinctly different aspirations when it comes to their preferred career options. ... more or comment here

Part-time jobs on the rise as recruiters remain cautious

Aug 12, 2014

The number of part-time roles on offer in the UK has seen a significant increase in the past year, as employers maintain a cautious approach while creating new jobs. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Jonathon Malone

Aug 7, 2014

Ri5 spoke to Havas People’s Jonathon Malone, director at Engage ATS, to find out how the product obtained British Standards Institute accreditation and what it means for the future. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Tender: Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

Aug 12, 2014

The Northern Ireland Executive Information Service's Government Advertising Unit (GAU) is seeking a supplier to provide a classified advertising placement service for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM). ... more or comment here

Tender: University of Bath

Aug 12, 2014

The University of Bath is looking to partner with a media agency to work on its advertising strategy, in order to recruit students from around the world and to help enhance the university’s research profile. ... more or comment here

Ri5 Profile: Peter Cleverton

Aug 6, 2014

The latest subject of our Ri5 profile is Peter Cleverton, senior sales manager at Monster. Peter, who has been at the company since 2007, currently manages a team of global, senior and key account managers, working with the top 500 enterprise accounts as well as top UK recruitment and staffing agencies. And when he’s not doing that, you might find him on the rugby pitch (watching or playing), or tucking into a burrito. Just don’t leave your chocolate buttons within his reach… ... more or comment here 4 comments

GTI Media announces National Grid as headline partner for TARGETjobs Awards

Aug 6, 2014

GTI Media, organisers of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, has announced National Grid as the headline partner for the 2015 awards. ... more or comment here

More businesses plan to create new jobs in the next six months

Aug 6, 2014

UK businesses are looking to increase their staff levels significantly during the next six months, although the vast majority of HR directors say they face challenges in finding skilled professionals. ... more or comment here

Tender: University of Ulster

Aug 6, 2014

The University of Ulster is looking to build a framework of creative agency partners to help to deliver its communications strategy across print and digital platforms. ... more or comment here

Tender: Falmouth University

Aug 6, 2014

Falmouth University is seeking a supplier to design its 2016 undergraduate prospectus. ... more or comment here

SMEs risk growth by failing to attract age-diverse candidates

Aug 5, 2014

Small businesses are putting their growth at risk by failing to adapt to the changing age profile of the UK workforce, with almost half having no strategy in place to attract skilled workers of all ages. ... more or comment here

The month in HE

Aug 6, 2014

Another packed round-up of news, figures and observations from the worlds of higher education and entry-level recruitment ... more or comment here

Sign up for the new season of Ri5 Fantasy Football

Aug 5, 2014

With the World Cup now sadly a distant memory, it’s time to turn our attentions to the domestic football scene. And for Ri5, that means one important thing – the return of our Fantasy Football league. ... more or comment here

Personnel Today Awards shortlist announced

Aug 4, 2014

The shortlist for the 2014 Personnel Today Awards has been announced, with 106 organisations represented on the list this year. ... more or comment here

Small businesses’ recruitment growth at record levels

Aug 4, 2014

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are increasing their recruitment activity at the fastest rate since 1988, according to data released by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). ... more or comment here

Hiring growth at smaller firms helps to maintain steady City recruitment levels

Aug 4, 2014

City hiring activity remained flat in July, with stronger activity among smaller firms helping to offset weak recruitment levels at large investment banks. ... more or comment here

Job market and salaries show further signs of improvement

Jul 30, 2014

The UK job market’s recovery is accelerating, with advertised vacancies and average salaries on the increase. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Plotr adds TV Dragon and entrepreneur expert to trustees board

Jul 30, 2014

Plotr, the careers platform for young talent, has announced the addition of two new members to its Trustees Board – Emma Jones MBE and Piers Linney. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Fish4Jobs unveils new national site

Jul 29, 2014

Fish4Jobs has launched a new-look national job site, based on a responsive design and featuring a new identity for the brand. ... more or comment here

Employers take new approach to attract young talent

Jul 28, 2014

Employers are increasingly using a range of methods to improve their talent pipelines and help young people into work, according to research released by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). ... more or comment here

85% of graduates would work in an unpaid internship

Jul 28, 2014

The majority of new graduates would be willing to work in an unpaid internship, with many of these agreeing to do so even without the guarantee of a job at the end. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Skills shortages threaten UK jobs boom, say employers

Jul 28, 2014

The UK economy could be at risk because of growing skills shortages, employers have told the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here 1 comment

Tender: University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Jul 28, 2014

The University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) is seeking a supplier for the provision of recruitment marketing services. ... more or comment here

UK job numbers rise by 9%

Jul 28, 2014

The number of jobs advertised in the UK has increased by nearly a tenth year on year, according to research published by Robert Walters. ... more or comment here