Agency Bites

May 27, 2015

Welcome to our latest round-up of news and announcements from the agency world. After 2015 got off to a flying start, it looks like the industry is maintaining the momentum with a raft of new joiners award successes and business wins. Keep up the good work, folks… ... more or comment here

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Engaging employees with authentic leaders

May 28, 2015

The latest blog from Alsion Bates, account manager at MSLGROUP ... more or comment here

Ri5 profile: Greig Malpass

May 28, 2015

Our latest Ri5 profile comes from Greig Malpass, ad agency sales manager at Local World Media, where he helps to serve communities through a portfolio of over 100 long-standing print titles and more than 70 websites. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Simon Pollard and Sophie Milliken

May 26, 2015

For a business still in its comparative youth, Smart Resourcing Solutions is achieving great things in its approach to graduate and school leaver talent. It has an impressive list of clients across the corporate and university spaces, and is beginning to turn its attentions overseas. ... more or comment here 1 comment

MSLGROUP to host latest roundtable event

May 27, 2015

MSLGROUP has announced the latest in its series of roundtable events, which will explore how organisations can deploy a social intranet to drive behavioural change. ... more or comment here

2015 pay deals stuck at two per cent

May 27, 2015

Companies’ annual pay reviews are resulting in a median two per cent pay award for employees ... more or comment here

Pop the cork

May 27, 2015

fantasy football is over for another season ... more or comment here

Calling all agency sportspeople!

May 27, 2015

Fancy yourself as one of the industry’s big hitters? How about putting your other ‘pitching’ skills to the test? ... more or comment here

Gareth Edwards to join AIA Worldwide as head of Europe

May 19, 2015

AIA Worldwide has announced Gareth Edwards will be joining the company in July, as head of Europe. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Ri5 profile: Dom Jones

May 21, 2015

The latest in our series of industry profiles comes from Dom Jones, agency key account manager at RBI Recruitment Media, where he works across the entire RBI Recruitment portfolio of B2B community sites and publications, managing relationships with advertising agency partners. ... more or comment here

Graduates ‘believe people skills don’t matter’

May 20, 2015

More than three-quarters of graduate recruiters say they have had to employ graduates without the right people skills due to a lack of choice, according to research carried out by management consultancy Hay Group. ... more or comment here

Penna to host series of gamification seminars

May 20, 2015

Penna is hosting a series of breakfast seminars for HR and recruitment managers, to demonstrate how gamification can be used to help overcome organisational challenges. ... more or comment here

Tender: Ards and North Down Borough Council

May 20, 2015

Ards and North Down Borough Council is obliged by law to notify the public of various activities and procedures; one method of achieving this is through public notices in relevant media. ... more or comment here

AllAboutSchoolLeavers Awards winners announced

May 18, 2015

The winners of the 2015 AllAboutSchoolLeavers Awards have been announced, recognising excellence in the field of school leaver employment and training. ... more or comment here

Mumsnet launches job board with survey into career impact of having children

May 17, 2015

Mumsnet has launched a job site, and has accompanied it with research that shows the overwhelming majority of Mumsnet users believe there is a ‘motherhood penalty’ faced by mothers who return to work after having children. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Too much competition for jobs, say students and graduates

May 18, 2015

Two-thirds of students and graduates think there is too much competition for jobs, while a quarter of students are pessimistic about their chances of finding work after university. ... more or comment here

Record breaking number of students ask The Student Room for exam stress advice

May 18, 2015

The Student Room has reported a 56% rise in the number of forum posts on the site on the subject of exam stress, at a time when the NSPCC has reported the number of young people in Britain seeking counselling over exam stress has increased by 200% in recent years. ... more or comment here

Tender: Lancaster University

May 18, 2015

Lancaster University is looking to establish a creative services framework arrangement and is seeking a number of agencies to form a roster to help achieve its strategic recruitment and reputation objectives. ... more or comment here

CIPD and Nacro launch guide to safe and fair recruitment

May 14, 2015

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Nacro, the crime reduction charity, have today published guidance for employers on safe and fair recruitment. ... more or comment here

Havas People’s Talent Bites – The evolution of candidate attraction

May 14, 2015

The latest Talent Bites event, organised and hosted by Havas People, took place last week on the subject of ‘The evolution of candidate attraction’, where attendees heard from speakers from organisations including Open Outdoor, Glassdoor, Staffordshire University and Havas Media. ... more or comment here

The future of engaging experienced professionals

May 14, 2015

Alison Bates, account manager at MSLGROUP, specialises in employer brand and recruitment marketing strategy, with a focus on experienced hires. She has extensive experience of managing and implementing tactical and strategic campaigns for key clients, and is producing a series of blog posts covering key themes in her work. ... more or comment here

The Student Room joins Heist Awards to recognise quality in university marketing

May 14, 2015

The Heist Awards, which recognise the marketing achievements of universities, will this year feature a new category following a partnership with The Student Room. ... more or comment here

Tender: Newham College

May 14, 2015

Newham College of Further Education is seeking a supplier to design and develop its marketing materials for the 2015/16 academic year. ... more or comment here

CIPD Recruitment Marketing Awards 2015 shortlist announced

May 12, 2015

The shortlist for the 2015 CIPD Recruitment Marketing Awards has been announced, ahead of this year’s awards ceremony that takes place on 15 July. ... more or comment here

City vacancies continue to rise

May 13, 2015

The number of jobs on offer in the City continued to rise in April, with an increase of three per cent on 2014, according to data published by recruiter Robert Walters. ... more or comment here

Jobs outlook remains strong but pay continues to disappoint, says CIPD

May 12, 2015

Employment prospects are still improving but the new Government should focus on helping employers to invest in skills and improve workplace productivity, with wage growth remaining subdued. ... more or comment here

Tender: HSC Business Services Organisation

May 13, 2015

The HSC Business Services Organisation (BSO) is seeking a supplier for the provision of media buying services for printed advertisements relating to recruitment, public notices, contract / tender notices and run of paper, as well as targeted media for recruitment and related advertising. ... more or comment here

WikiJob announced as AGR Student Recruitment Conference sponsor

May 12, 2015

Graduate forum and job board WikiJob has announced it will be a premier sponsor of the forthcoming Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Student Recruitment Conference. ... more or comment here

Graduates value career progression over salary

May 12, 2015

Graduates prioritise progression opportunities over salary or work-life balance when choosing a career, according to a survey carried out by graduate jobs forum WikiJob. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Hugh McQueen

May 7, 2015

‘Strategic thinking, big ideas’. That’s how McQueen Consultancy sums up what it does. A smaller agency than some of its peers, it’s a firm believer in the adage that size doesn’t matter. And with a history of producing award-winning work, you can see why. ... more or comment here

Recruiter Awards 2015: the winners

May 7, 2015

On the evening of Wednesday 6th May, the Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House played host to yet another glitzy recruitment industry awards event. ... more or comment here

Monster launches social job ads

May 5, 2015

Monster has today announced the launch of its social job ads, a social recruitment advertising tool aimed at enabling recruiters to reach out to active and passive candidates on Twitter. ... more or comment here

Google named top employer in biggest graduate careers survey

May 5, 2015

Google has been voted the most popular graduate employer in a poll of 44,000 undergraduates – the largest survey of its kind that identifies the 300 most popular employers in the UK for graduates. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Students confident in their skills but worried about finding work

May 7, 2015

Students believe they have the right skills and support to find a job, but more than half are worried about making the transition from education to employment. ... more or comment here