The Ri5 interview:
Andy Sumner

Oct 30, 2014

As Ri5 recently reported, Monster has unveiled not only a new brand identity, but also an entirely new strategy, built around a set of new products and services. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: 
Andy Sumner

More new jobs in Midlands than London as regional employers drive growth

Oct 30, 2014

London is being outstripped by other major UK cities in generating new jobs, according to the latest figures released by specialist recruiter Robert Walters. ... more or comment here

Graduates from private schools earn more than those from state schools

Oct 30, 2014

Graduates who went to private schools earn substantially more than those who went to state schools, according to research released today by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). ... more or comment here

Tender: Healthtrust Europe

Oct 30, 2014

Healthtrust Europe is seeking a supplier on behalf of the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, to deliver recruitment services incorporating a range of disciplines. ... more or comment here

Ri5 profile: Hannah Harrison

Oct 29, 2014

Hannah Harrison is director of client delivery and operations at GTI Recruiting Solutions. She leads a team of recruiters who work on the outsourced graduate campaigns for clients spanning from global multinationals to local SMEs. ... more or comment here

Johnston Press doubles mobile audience and narrows decline in revenue

Oct 29, 2014

Johnston Press, the UK local media group, has published its interim management statement for the 16 weeks to October 2014, and has highlighted a number of achievements including a narrowing of the decline in revenues as well as a successful refinancing process. ... more or comment here

Talent Works International launches recruitment communications business

Oct 29, 2014

Talent Works International has announced the launch of a new proposition to sit alongside its existing suite of sourcing services: a creative recruitment communications business. ... more or comment here

Monster Government Solutions collaborates with Jobtrain Solutions

Oct 29, 2014

Monster Government Solutions has today announced a collaboration with Jobtrain Solutions, and will use its ATS and implementation services as part of its new ‘Monster Managed Service’ solution for public sector and social enterprise clients in the UK. ... more or comment here

RB unveils new employer branding film

Oct 29, 2014

A new employer branding film has today been launched by global consumer health and hygiene company RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser). ... more or comment here

Tender: Redbridge College

Oct 29, 2014

Redbridge College in Romford is looking to appoint a supplier to provide a comprehensive marketing service on a three-year contract. ... more or comment here

Employers forecast 2015 pay awards of just 2%

Oct 28, 2014

Private-sector employers are predicting pay awards of just 2% over the coming year, a figure no higher than the levels seen during 2014. ... more or comment here

More awareness needed for alternatives to university

Oct 27, 2014

The latest trendence School Leaver Barometer survey ... more or comment here

Undergraduate placements and internships rise, but salaries fall

Oct 23, 2014

Undergraduates are securing more placements and internships than ever before, although the good news is offset by average salaries on schemes falling for the first time since 2009. ... more or comment here 1 comment

More employers planning to hire graduates

Oct 23, 2014

Nearly two-thirds of UK firms plan to recruit graduates over the next year, with many employers investing more time in supporting graduate recruits with mentoring and career guidance. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Penna Career Services appoints head of redeployment

Oct 23, 2014

Penna Career Services has announced the appointment of Helen Morgan as its head of redeployment. Morgan will be responsible for developing the redeployment proposition and working with Penna’s broader career transition team to build redeployment into its service offering. ... more or comment here

Deadline reminder for National Undergraduate Employability Awards

Oct 23, 2014

The organisers of the 2015 National Undergraduate Employability Awards have issued a reminder to potential entrants that Friday 7 November is the deadline for all nominations and reviews. ... more or comment here

Initiative launched to improve graduate employability

Oct 22, 2014

An initiative to better prepare graduates for the world of work has been launched today, by graduate careers site Prospects and corporate training provider Propeller Training. ... more or comment here

Fall in October-deadline university applications

Oct 23, 2014

Applications for university courses with an October deadline have fallen by three per cent, according to the latest statistics published by UCAS. ... more or comment here

CIPD research highlights barriers faced by lowest paid workers

Oct 22, 2014

Women in low-paid work are far more likely to become ‘stuck’ in low pay than their male counterparts, according to research published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). ... more or comment here

Lack of capacity jeopardising businesses’ seasonal growth, despite plans to hire

Oct 22, 2014

A lack of available capacity across their workforces is increasingly jeopardising employers’ ability to meet seasonal demand for goods and services, according to the latest Jobs Outlook from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here

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

RAF launches new outdoor recruitment campaign

Oct 21, 2014

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is to launch a new multi-format outdoor recruitment campaign later this month, promoting the opportunity to serve alongside a full-time job. ... more or comment here 1 comment

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

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 ... more or comment here

Totaljobs highlights record jobs growth

Oct 13, 2014 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 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 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