2015 Recruiter Awards open for entries

Oct 21, 2014

The 2015 Recruiter Awards for Excellence are now open for entries. There are total of 30 categories for the 2015 awards, grouped under the parent categories ‘Recruitment Leaders of the Year Awards’, ‘In-House Recruiter Awards – For Employers’, ‘External Recruiter Awards – For Agencies’, and ‘Partner Awards’. ... more or comment here

2015 Recruiter Awards open for entries

New responsive site for Guardian Jobs

Oct 20, 2014

Guardian Jobs has relaunched, using a bespoke platform aimed at providing jobseekers and advertisers with a more seamless experience across multiple devices. ... more or comment here

Schools careers advice still valued by students

Oct 16, 2014

School students are still satisfied with the availability and quality of careers advice offered to them, according to joint research carried out by GTI Media and CASCAID. ... more or comment here 1 comment

New head of commercial development for Jobsgopublic

Oct 16, 2014

Jobsgopublic has announced the appointment of Louisa Strachan as its new head of commercial development. ... more or comment here

Unemployment falls below two million for the first time in almost six years

Oct 15, 2014

UK unemployment fell below the 2 million mark for the first time since late 2008, continuing the largely positive direction of movement in the labour market that has been in place since late 2011. ... more or comment here

Over half of HRDs would hire an ‘Apprentice’-style candidate

Oct 14, 2014

With its wild egos and unlikely tasks, ‘The Apprentice’ might not always seem an accurate reflection of the business world, but more than half of HR directors said they would be likely to hire a candidate whose profile is similar to that of contestants who appear on the show. ... more or comment here

London job market boosted after summer hiatus

Oct 13, 2014

The London job market saw a significant increase in job openings and applications in September, as candidates in the Capital resumed their jobseeking following the summer holiday period. ... more or comment here

Penna hits the big 40

Oct 13, 2014

Last month Penna celebrated its 40th birthday, a milestone marked by some suitably lively festivities. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Jeremy Phillips

Oct 9, 2014

At a time of major change in the graduate and youth talent sector, there is growing excitement at a sense of opportunity, with many organisations looking to grow and diversify. One of these is UCAS Media, where managing director Jeremy Phillips has some big plans in store. ... more or comment here

Tender: Blackpool and The Fylde College

Oct 13, 2014

Blackpool and The Fylde College is looking for a dedicated recruitment advertising agency to professionally manage its staff vacancies. The successful agency will provide advice on the best way for the college to recruit for particular roles. ... more or comment here

Metro and Evening Standard extend offering to Mail Online and metro.co.uk

Oct 13, 2014

Metro (London) and the London Evening Standard have announced that recruiters who advertise in their print brands are now able to extend their campaigns across Mail Online as well as metro.co.uk. ... more or comment here

Totaljobs highlights record jobs growth

Oct 13, 2014

Totaljobs.com has recorded an eight per cent monthly increase in the number of job posted on the site in September, as well as record-breaking year-on-year growth. ... more or comment here

Ri5 profile: Alastair McKenzie

Oct 8, 2014

Alastair McKenzie has been a familiar face in the recruitment communications industry since arriving in the UK from his native New Zealand 28 years ago. ... more or comment here 6 comments

Slower growth in jobs and salaries during September

Oct 8, 2014

The rate of growth in permanent staff placements eased to a ten-month low during September, while candidate availability continued to fall, according to data released today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG. ... more or comment here

Prospects Postgraduate Awards shortlist announced

Oct 7, 2014

The list of finalists for the 2014 Prospects Postgraduate Awards has been unveiled, with 11 award categories celebrating best practice and new developments in postgraduate education. ... more or comment here

TipTopJob 'to allow unlimited free job postings'

Oct 7, 2014

TipTopJob is set to allow jobs to be posted for free on the UK sites of TipTopJob.com and all 38 of its industry-specialist network of job sites. ... more or comment here 6 comments

2014 NORAs finalists announced

Oct 6, 2014

The list of finalists for the 2014 National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs), has been unveiled, ahead of the awards ceremony taking place next month. ... more or comment here

London is number one city for global jobseekers

Oct 6, 2014

London is the most desirable city to work in the world, according to a survey of more than 200,000 people worldwide, carried out by totaljobs.com and the Boston Consulting Group. ... more or comment here

Prospects launches new brand strategy and identity

Oct 6, 2014

Prospects has refreshed its brand strategy, as well as launching a new identity to reflect its work in graduate careers and in order to better engage with students and graduates. ... more or comment here

Cable proposes increased minimum wage for apprentices

Oct 6, 2014

Business Secretary Vince Cable has outlined proposals to simplify and increase the national minimum wage for apprentices, aimed at making apprenticeships a more attractive choice for young people deciding on their career options. ... more or comment here

Tender: Crown Commercial Service

Oct 6, 2014

The Crown Commercial Service (Newport) is looking to establish a contract for the appointment of a recruitment marketing supplier, to provide additional capacity and capability to its existing in-house marketing and communications resources. ... more or comment here

Monster unveils new social recruiting tools and brand identity

Oct 2, 2014

Monster has today unveiled a new brand identity, as well as a number of new social recruiting products and services aimed at providing ‘All the Jobs and All the People’ to the UK market. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Stress causing one in ten social workers to seek work outside the profession

Oct 1, 2014

One in ten social workers are looking for a job outside the sector because their jobs are too stressful, according to a report published today by job site Community Care Jobs and TMP Worldwide. ... more or comment here 1 comment

More than a million over-65s choose to stay in work

Oct 1, 2014

Three years since the abolition of the default retirement age (DRA), there has been a marked increase in the number of over-65s who are choosing to stay in work, with more than a million now choosing to do so. ... more or comment here

Early bird ticket offer for Graduate Recruitment Social Media Conference and Awards

Oct 1, 2014

The organisers of the Graduate Recruitment Social Media Conference and Awards have announced an early-bird ticket offer available until 14 November ... more or comment here 1 comment

The Ri5 interview: Sarah-Jane McQueen

Sep 30, 2014

With graduate unemployment falling and the search for young talent becoming more competitive, it’s no surprise that the graduate market is currently witnessing a number of innovations and new strategies. ... more or comment here

Employers hiring migrants ‘also more likely to offer local job opportunities’

Sep 30, 2014

Employers are turning to migrant labour to help grow their businesses, but these organisations are also more likely to offer local, entry-level job opportunities than those that don’t employ migrant workers. ... more or comment here

WDAD launches new website

Sep 30, 2014

WDAD has launched its new website, aimed at showcasing the agency’s growing portfolio of services as well as some of the awards it has recently picked up. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Only ten days left to get your RADs entries in

Sep 30, 2014

The entry deadline for the 2015 RAD Awards is just ten days away, and organisers are urging entrants to get their submissions in on time. ... more or comment here

SAS rebrands as MSLGROUP

Sep 29, 2014

SAS has announced that from 1 October it will officially change its name to MSLGROUP, after seven years as part of Publicis Groupe working alongside partner agencies MSL London and Capital MSL. ... more or comment here 2 comments

New owners for Cavendish Media

Sep 29, 2014

Recruitment advertising and marketing agency Cavendish Media has announced its acquisition by European Tender Services Limited, which operates throughout Europe and is increasing its activities in the UK. ... more or comment here

Big night for Havas People at the Recruitment Business Awards

Sep 26, 2014

The 2014 Recruitment Business Awards took place last night in Manchester, where the big winners on the night were Havas People, who won the Recruitment Advertising Agency of the Year award as well as the Creative Grand Prix for their work for Deloitte, which won the award for Graduate Ad / Campaign. ... more or comment here 4 comments

Real wages increase for the first time since the recession

Sep 26, 2014

Advertised salaries grew at a faster rate than inflation in August, for the first time since the beginning of the financial crisis. ... more or comment here

Graduate unemployment sees biggest fall in 15 years

Sep 25, 2014

Graduate unemployment fell from 8.5% to 7.3% in the past year, marking the biggest decrease drop in early graduate unemployment for 15 years, according to research published today by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU). ... more or comment here

Public sector ‘least trusted by UK workers’

Sep 25, 2014

Public sector workers in the UK have the lowest levels of trust in the organisations they work for, according to a survey carried out by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). ... more or comment here

Prehash appoints Gemma Cooney as partner

Sep 25, 2014

Prehash, the data-based candidate assessment platform, has appointed Gemma Cooney as partner, responsible for all commercial aspects of the business. ... more or comment here 1 comment

A week in the life of...
Steve Playford

Sep 24, 2014

The latest industry figure in our series is Steve Playford, Financial Times Career Management global director, who talks us through a typically busy week with plenty of meetings, new projects and, unfortunately for him, a detox juice diet and abstinence from alcohol... ... more or comment here

Rise in students starting degree courses in 2014-15, says UCAS

Sep 22, 2014

There has been a four per cent increase in the number of students beginning UK degree courses in 2014-15, according to official figures released today by UCAS. ... more or comment here

Casual Films launches RAD Awards young filmmaker competition

Sep 24, 2014

Young filmmakers have been invited to enter a competition which could see their work used to open the 2015 RAD Awards, in front of some of the most influential people in the recruitment communications industry. ... more or comment here

Finance firms dominate list of top undergraduate employers

Sep 23, 2014

A list of the top 100 undergraduate employers in the UK has found that banking and financial services firms are among the most highly rated employers by students, with a top ten heavily dominated by companies in the sector. ... more or comment here

2015 National Undergraduate Employability Awards open for entries

Sep 23, 2014

The 2015 National Undergraduate Employability Awards, organised by RateMyPlacement.co.uk and sponsored by PwC, are now open for entries. ... more or comment here

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

Graduate employability event announces 2015 partner

Sep 22, 2014

How to get hired Live, TARGETjobs’ employability event for undergraduates, has announced that student society Enactus will be an official partner for 2015. ... more or comment here

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 23 comments