The Month in HE

Aug 27, 2015

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

The Month in HE

CIPD research highlights unconscious bias in the hiring process

Aug 25, 2015

Recruitment processes are often heavily influenced by unconscious bias, with hiring managers tending to favour so-called ‘mini-me’ recruits, according to research carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). ... more or comment here

Rail bosses strive to engage girls in engineering careers

Aug 27, 2015

Network Rail has pledged to boost the number of women working on the railways after research showed girls as young as seven have an ‘unconscious bias’ against engineering and by the age 14, many have fully switched off from it as a career option. ... more or comment here

Employers focus on retention as competition for jobs falls to record low

Aug 25, 2015

Advertised salaries have dropped to a year-long low as companies shift their emphasis from recruitment to retention, rewarding employees with long overdue pay rises. ... more or comment here

Tender: University of Cumbria

Aug 26, 2015

The University of Cumbria is seeking to appoint an a supplier to develop a creative solution for its 2017 recruitment campaign, which will include prospectus design, an advertising concept and a concept for UCAS fair presence. ... more or comment here

Gender pay gap means women work nearly two hours a day for free

Aug 25, 2015

Women earn 22% less than men working in equivalent full-time roles, meaning they are ‘unpaid’ for an hour and 40 minutes every day, a total of 57 working days every year. ... more or comment here

Professional hiring on the rise with finance and accounting leading the growth

Aug 24, 2015

Professional recruitment firms have nine per cent more vacancies on their books than at this time last year, according to data released by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). ... more or comment here

Tender: Leicester City Council

Aug 24, 2015

Leicester City Council is inviting quotes for the provision of an e-newsletter solution, including ongoing support and maintenance. ... more or comment here

SMEs say their future depends on recruiting millennials

Aug 24, 2015

Small and medium sized businesses say their future success relies on their ability to recruit millennials, but admit they need to do more to attract them, according to research carried out by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. ... more or comment here

Government outlines plans to improve apprenticeships

Aug 24, 2015

The Government has outlined a package of measures aimed at increasing the number of quality apprenticeships across England as well as giving businesses a say on how they are run and what they offer. ... more or comment here

Employers increase pay - but not by much

Aug 24, 2015

Employers are continuing to increase wages at their annual pay reviews – but only by two per cent, according to the latest data released by pay analysts at XpertHR. ... more or comment here

One in four unemployed people offered zero-hours contracts

Aug 24, 2015

A quarter of unemployed adults in the UK have been offered zero-hours contracts, although there is a reluctance to accept them, with almost half of these people saying they have turned down the offer. ... more or comment here

Majority of people have experienced bullying at work, says law firm

Aug 24, 2015

More than two-thirds of workers have witnessed or suffered bullying in the workplace, with shouting, shoving, intimidation and threatening behaviour reported by UK employees, according to law firm Slater and Gordon. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 profile: Hannah Vatani, jobsgopublic

Aug 20, 2015

Hannah Vatani is ad agency manager at Jobsgopublic. With a background in sales since graduating from university, Hannah fell into recruitment advertising a year and half ago and hasn’t looked back since. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Too many over-qualified graduates in non-graduate jobs, says CIPD

Aug 19, 2015

The number of graduates in the UK labour market has significantly outstripped the creation of high-skilled jobs and is leading to an over-qualification ‘saturation point’, according to research released today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). ... more or comment here

Havas People branches into Asia-Pacific with new Hong Kong office

Aug 20, 2015

Following the recent opening of a Dubai office to branch out into the Middle East and North Africa, Havas People has announced its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with a new office in Hong Kong. ... more or comment here

Young jobseekers to attend jobs ‘boot camps’

Aug 18, 2015

The Government has announced its intention to create a ‘no excuses’ culture to support youth employment, with a number of measures to be put in place to ensure young people are better equipped to find work and training. ... more or comment here

2016 National Undergraduate Employability Awards open for entries

Aug 19, 2015

RMP Enterprise has announced the 2016 National Undergraduate Employability Awards are open for entries, and will take place on 12 February at etc.venues on London’s Bishopsgate. ... more or comment here

MyKindaFuture announces new name and brand following merger

Aug 19, 2015

Following the merger of MyKindaCrowd and Bright Futures earlier this year, the organisation has today officially rebranded as MyKindaFuture. ... more or comment here

Reserve 20,000 apprenticeships for young people in care, says charity

Aug 18, 2015

The Government has been urged to reserve thousands of apprenticeships for 16- to 18-year-olds who are in, or are due to leave, the care system. ... more or comment here

Ri5 profile: Danni-Lea Layne, Local World

Aug 13, 2015

Danni-Lea Layne is national recruitment group head at Local World. Since joining the Local World team in 2011 Danni has managed key revenue streams and client relationships, working directly with clients and agencies to provide print and digital solutions that meet their needs. ... more or comment here

Former UCAS Media head of insight launches new business

Aug 17, 2015

Debbie Scott, former head of insight and strategy at UCAS Media, has set up Spark and Bangle, a new marketing and research business aimed at the Higher Education market - and part of its creation can be traced back to Ri5. ... more or comment here

Salus Digital and Talenetic join forces to launch digital health job board

Aug 17, 2015

After spending 12 months building up a media platform to promote the latest advancements in digital health technology, Salus Digital has now launched a job board that focuses purely on the rapidly-growing market of digital health jobs. ... more or comment here

Tender: University of Bath

Aug 17, 2015

The University of Bath is seeking a supplier to help it run a staff survey in March 2016. ... more or comment here

City recruiters spurn the summer slowdown as vacancies rise

Aug 17, 2015

City employers have foregone the traditional summer lull in the recruitment market as they look to attract new candidates amid the continued economic recovery, according to data published by recruiter Robert Walters. ... more or comment here

Record number of students accepted into universities and colleges

Aug 13, 2015

More than 409,000 students have been accepted into UK universities and colleges as of today – an increase of three per cent on A-level results day in 2014 and the highest number of acceptances recorded. ... more or comment here

Work Group to be sold following strategic review

Aug 11, 2015

Work Group has announced its plans to seek a buyer for the business, following a strategic review of its future options. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Parents influence children’s careers but lack information on available options

Aug 12, 2015

More than half of parents say they have the biggest influence over their children’s education and career decisions, despite most of them not being fully aware of the non-university options available. ... more or comment here