Virtual reality opens up a new world in assessment

Sep 28, 2016

Virtual reality is set to revolutionise the recruitment process by enabling an entirely new way of assessing candidates – this is the view of Capp, which recently showcased how the technology can be used to assess candidates’ characteristics and qualities across a range of roles and sectors. ... more or comment here

Virtual reality opens up a new world in assessment

AGR annual survey highlights increased value of internships

Sep 29, 2016

Internships offer an attractive route into some of the UK’s top jobs with almost three-quarters of graduate employers hiring interns this year, according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). ... more or comment here

Post-Brexit caution and summer lull see advertised vacancies fall

Sep 27, 2016

Candidates had fewer vacancies to choose from in August, as Brexit cautions and summer seasonality brought about a lull in hiring. ... more or comment here

Survey highlights record confidence in job security

Sep 29, 2016

A record four in five UK consumers say they feel confident about their job security, according to research by Lloyds Bank. ... more or comment here

More women needed in STEM roles to close gender pay gap

Sep 27, 2016

The gender pay gap in the UK will not close until 2069 unless action is taken to tackle it, according to research by Deloitte. ... more or comment here

Guardian Jobs event showcases digital tech in service delivery

Sep 27, 2016

Guardian Jobs is hosting an interactive event tomorrow, to showcase the best approaches to using digital technology to deliver services. ... more or comment here

Metro announces increase in London distribution

Sep 27, 2016

From 3 October Metro will be increasing its London distribution by 140,000 to almost 900,000 copies, allowing recruiters to reach more young people working and living in the Capital than ever before. ... more or comment here

Disability ‘still a barrier to career progression’

Sep 26, 2016

More than a third of workers believe disability is a barrier to career progression – despite anti-discrimination legislation being in place. ... more or comment here

Tender: University College Cork

Sep 28, 2016

University College Cork is looking for a supplier to provide media marketing services to support its student recruitment. ... more or comment here

Tender: Northern Ireland Department for the Economy

Sep 26, 2016

The Northern Ireland Department for the Economy is aiming to appoint a supplier to provide graphic design, artwork and print management. ... more or comment here

Recruitment Business Awards 2016 winners announced

Sep 23, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Recruitment Business Awards were announced last night, with Tonic and ThirtyThree taking home the evening’s big prizes. ... more or comment here

Agency Bites

Sep 22, 2016

With summer well and truly over and Christmas looming in the not too distant future (don’t panic), our agency friends are busy on all fronts. Here’s our latest round-up of news, announcements, people moves and awards from the agency world. ... more or comment here

Firms still planning to hire despite fall in confidence after Brexit vote

Sep 21, 2016

Business confidence has deteriorated significantly since the EU referendum, but employers say they need to hire more staff to meet demand, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here

Firms in the dark on Apprenticeship Levy, says BCC

Sep 21, 2016

There is a lack of clarity among UK businesses on the Government’s apprenticeship funding reforms including the Apprenticeship Levy, according to research by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). ... more or comment here

Managers overwhelmingly negative over Brexit outlook

Sep 20, 2016

Managers in the UK fear business will be hit by an economic slowdown, a shortage of talent and poorer job security arising from Brexit, according to a survey by the Chartered Management Institute. ... more or comment here

Negative attitude to tattoos ‘could see firms miss out on talented young workers’

Sep 21, 2016

Employers risk losing talented young employees due to concerns about employing people with visible tattoos, according to research by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas). ... more or comment here

Penna’s Martin Bojam announces retirement

Sep 21, 2016

Martin Bojam, Penna’s Sector Lead, Education Marketing and HR will be retiring in the autumn after a long career working in the sector. ... more or comment here

Jobsgopublic shortlisted for Personnel Today Award

Sep 20, 2016

Jobsgopublic has been shortlisted at this year’s Personnel Today Awards, for its work with Medway Council. ... more or comment here

Companies failing to communicate potential Brexit impact to employees

Sep 19, 2016

The overwhelming majority of firms feel it is their duty to keep employees informed of the potential impact of Brexit on their organisations but only one in ten has started the communication process, according to research by Mercer. ... more or comment here

CIPD launches partnership to bridge gap between education and work

Sep 21, 2016

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has launched a partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company to recruit 500 senior HR professionals to help give young people the skills they need to succeed in today’s labour market. ... more or comment here

In-house Recruitment Network Manchester event takes place next month

Sep 19, 2016

The In-house Recruitment Network’s ‘The Conversation’ event takes place next in Manchester month, with an agenda of speakers and roundtable discussions for all in-house recruiters. ... more or comment here

Tender: Milton Keynes Council

Sep 20, 2016

Milton Keynes Council is seeking a supplier to assist with its recruitment marketing activity. ... more or comment here

Tender: City University of London

Sep 19, 2016

City University of London is seeking a supplier that will work on a range of video production tasks for student recruitment and other activities. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview:
David Palmer, trendence UK

Sep 14, 2016

Data has never been more important for employers looking to engage with potential candidates. It offers crucial insight, helping to form attraction and recruitment strategies. ... more or comment here 2 comments

The Month in HE

Sep 12, 2016

Welcome to Ri5’s latest round-up of news and announcements from the graduate and entry-level talent sector. ... more or comment here

Survey reveals UK’s top undergraduate employers

Sep 14, 2016

Microsoft has taken the top spot in a list of the top 100 undergraduate employers in the UK, compiled by RateMyPlacement. ... more or comment here

Students lack confidence for a STEM career

Sep 15, 2016

Four in five students believe a STEM career is only for the brightest people, while over half say they think a STEM role would be too difficult for them. ... more or comment here