The Ri5 interview:
Keith Pilling and
Roger Juniper,
Penna Education

Feb 11, 2016

In the summer of last year, Ri5 brought you the news that Penna had acquired 360. More than six months later we caught up with Penna’s chief operations officer Keith Pilling and 360 chief executive Roger Juniper to find out more about the move and to hear how the transition has gone. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: 
Keith Pilling and 
Roger Juniper, 
Penna Education

Independent and Independent on Sunday print closure confirmed

Feb 12, 2016

The Independent and Independent on Sunday are to move to solely digital formats with both print editions set to close in late March, owner ESI Media has confirmed. ... more or comment here

Johnston Press in talks to buy i

Feb 11, 2016

Johnston Press has confirmed it is in advanced discussions with Independent Print Limited for the potential acquisition of its i newspaper. ... more or comment here

Poor digital skills mean young people risk missing their dream job

Feb 11, 2016

Young people in the UK don’t know how to use their digital skills for work purposes, according to almost half of senior business decision-makers surveyed by YouGov on behalf of Capgemini UK. ... more or comment here

Penna launches careers service for public sector staff

Feb 9, 2016

Penna has today launched Working Futures, a careers service designed to help central and local government workers to secure their next roles. ... more or comment here

Top Employers UK 2016 winners announced

Feb 10, 2016

More than 70 organisations will celebrate this evening at the unveiling of the Top Employers UK 2016 list, which recognises excellence in employee conditions. ... more or comment here

Guardian Jobs launches new Guardian Recruiters site

Feb 10, 2016

The Guardian Jobs team has this week launched Guardian Recruiters, a new advertising information site for recruiters. ... more or comment here

UCAS teams up with FutureLearn to launch free online courses

Feb 10, 2016

UCAs has announced it is to launch its first ever massive open online courses (MOOCs), in partnership with FutureLearn. ... more or comment here

AIA Worldwide eBook outlines top tech trends in talent attraction

Feb 9, 2016

Following the success of its #RecTech15 event, AIA Worldwide has launched an eBook outlining some of the technologies and developments that are having a major impact on the recruitment marketing landscape. ... more or comment here

Milkround School Leavers hosts event for school and college students

Feb 10, 2016

The first Milkround School Leavers event of 2016 took place last week, and saw 900 students and a number of the UK’s top school leaver employers in attendance. ... more or comment here

Research highlights delayed job market recovery for Masters graduates

Feb 9, 2016

The labour market for Masters graduates took longer to recover from the recession than for first degree graduates, according to research published today by Prospects. ... more or comment here

HR professionals suffer long-term fall in pay

Feb 9, 2016

Average HR salaries have fallen over the past 12 years, according to an analysis of Office for National Statistics (ONS) data carried out by workforce management provider Randstad In-House Services. ... more or comment here

Employers report business benefits of flexible working

Feb 9, 2016

Three-quarters of businesses have introduced flexible working policies, with the majority saying it has had a positive effect on their performance. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview:
Jayne Cullen, TMP Worldwide

Feb 4, 2016

Jayne Cullen, business director, entry level talent at TMP Worldwide, has worked in the emerging talent market for more than 20 years. And the sector isn’t just her area of expertise – it’s also a market she is clearly passionate about. ... more or comment here

TARGETcareers competition to find the most career-minded school leaver

Feb 8, 2016

TARGETcareers has announced a forthcoming competition aimed at identifying the UK’s best and brightest school leaver. ... more or comment here

Campaign launched to tackle disadvantage in youth recruitment

Feb 4, 2016

Business in the Community (BITC) has today launched a campaign and framework aimed at helping businesses to break down the barriers faced by young people in the recruitment process. ... more or comment here

Shifting business priorities create opportunities for HR, says CIPD

Feb 3, 2016

HR needs to think creatively and adapt its ways of working as innovation becomes a key business priority, according to research published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). ... more or comment here

Employers face ‘talent poverty’ as skills shortages rise by 130% in four years

Feb 3, 2016

Government research has shown the economic growth of the past four years has been met by an unprecedented shortage of skills, leaving thousands of vacancies unfilled. ... more or comment here

Prospects relaunch helps graduate recruiters fight ad blockers

Feb 4, 2016

Prospects has set out to diminish the effect of ad blockers by using non-display forms of advertising, which it said means employers can be confident their campaigns will be displayed regardless of the device used. ... more or comment here

Haymarket launches whitepaper to help engage older workers in hiring process

Feb 4, 2016

Haymarket Business Media Recruitment has launched a whitepaper aimed at helping HR professionals to ensure their recruitment processes don’t discriminate against older workers. ... more or comment here

Government outlines plans to end inequality in the public sector

Feb 3, 2016

The Government has set out plans to end inequality across the public sector, following the release of a report examining why only 4.4% of applicants to the Civil Service Fast Stream graduate programme are from the poorest backgrounds. ... more or comment here

2016 university and college applicant numbers show slight rise, says UCAS

Feb 4, 2016

There has been a rise of 0.2% in the number of people who have applied to UK higher education courses in 2016, according to the latest analysis of applications published by UCAS. ... more or comment here

Degree choices ‘don’t determine career paths’

Feb 3, 2016

A candidate’s choice of degree subject doesn’t determine their career direction, with transferable skills gained from generic subjects considered more valuable, according to research published today. ... more or comment here

Salaries on the rise as employer confidence returns

Feb 2, 2016

Average salaries across the UK are on the rebound as employer confidence returns to the job market, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. ... more or comment here

National Apprenticeship Award winners announced

Feb 4, 2016

The UK’s top apprentices and apprenticeship employers have been announced following the National Apprenticeship Awards. ... more or comment here