A week in the life of ... Julie Towers

Apr 24, 2014

Ri5’s new feature begins with a week in the life of Julie Towers, MD of Penna Recruitment ... more or comment here

A week in the life of ... Julie Towers

Recruiting in social care

Apr 22, 2014

Community Care Jobs sales manager Marlene Hirdes provides a fresh perspective on the UK’s social care jobs market ... more or comment here

Unemployment rate falls below 7%

Apr 22, 2014

In the three months to February, the UK unemployment rate fell to 6.9% of the adult working population – its lowest level for five years ... more or comment here

Graduate salaries down by 11% in five years

Apr 22, 2014

According to research from the Complete University Guide, graduate starting salaries in professional employment fell by some 11% in the five years from 2007 to 2012 ... more or comment here

Sharp rise in self-employment

Apr 22, 2014

According to a new survey conducted by Ipsos MORI for the Resolution Foundation, more than a quarter of people who became self-employed within the past five years would prefer to be working for someone else ... more or comment here

Digital shorts

Apr 15, 2014

An Easter round-up of recent developments on the digital recruitment scene ... more or comment here

‘Talent mismatch’ costing UK £1bn+

Apr 14, 2014

Research by PwC, commissioned by LinkedIn, suggests that poor ‘talent adaptability’ – the inability for people to retrain for new skills or switch industries – is costing the UK millions in lost productivity in addition to wasting huge sums on avoidable recruitment costs ... more or comment here 3 comments

Job-seekers keen to boost prospects through training

Apr 14, 2014

A survey of over 8,000 job-seekers by totaljobs.com has revealed that almost four-fifths of them are keen to improve their employment prospects through further training ... more or comment here

Tender: University Hospital Southampton

Apr 14, 2014

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a supplier to provide a recruitment advertising service ... more or comment here

Tougher exams won’t plug skills gap, says IET

Apr 15, 2014

Despite Ofqual’s announcement of tougher GCSE and A-level qualifications, the Institution of Engineering and Technology thinks the changes will do little to alleviate employers’ concerns over skill shortages ... more or comment here

Growing creative at TMP

Apr 8, 2014

Over the past year, TMP Worldwide has been bucking the industry trend by steadily beefing up its in-house creative team. Ri5 recently met up with the agency’s joint heads of creative, Heather DeLand and Alistair Wotton, to find out more ... more or comment here 3 comments

Fresh perspectives on future talent

Apr 10, 2014

The first in a new series of ‘Talent Bites’ events from Havas People featured five stimulating presentations on the world of talent ... more or comment here

What makes a graduate employer of the year?

Apr 7, 2014

Each year Hodes, which has sponsored the overall winner category at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards ever since their inception, publishes its research findings into what makes an outstanding graduate employer ... more or comment here

Ri5 profile: Louisa Moreton

Apr 7, 2014

Ri5’s latest profile is of Louisa Moreton, who as director of employee communications consultancy at SAS heads up the agency’s talent comms offering ... more or comment here

Demand for staff increasing but candidate availability down

Apr 8, 2014

According to the latest Report on Jobs from REC/KPMG, March saw UK demand for staff continuing to rise “at a marked pace”, although candidate availability fell sharply ... more or comment here

Havas People flying high

Apr 7, 2014

Havas People has picked up the global recruitment media planning and buying account for the Emirates airline ... more or comment here 2 comments

How ‘male-sounding’ job ads can deter female candidates

Apr 8, 2014

A study by researchers in Germany has concluded that recruitment ads featuring words associated with stereotypical male traits can put off potential female candidates ... more or comment here 1 comment

Accountancy profession launches social mobility initiative

Apr 8, 2014

A new social mobility drive has been launched by the UK’s accountancy profession with the aim of providing more opportunities for talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds ... more or comment here

Two-speed jobs market highlights competition for talent

Apr 8, 2014

According to research from recruitment consultancy Robert Half, a significant majority of finance directors believe that the UK has entered a two-speed jobs market, where competition for highly skilled specialist occupations like accounting and finance is outpacing the general situation ... more or comment here

Tender: NERARS 2014

Apr 7, 2014

A new four-year framework agreement with an estimated value of up to £5m ... more or comment here

Key career influences on school and college-leavers

Apr 7, 2014

New research from AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk has revealed a number of useful insights into the career aspirations, habits and opinions of school and college students (as well as their parents and teachers) ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Craig Barnett

Apr 2, 2014

Craig is client partner for the future talent practice at Hodes. He’s also one of the few people to make the move from client-side to agency rather than vice versa. Ri5 caught up with him to find out more about his views on the graduate jobs market and the nature of Hodes’ offering in this fast-moving sector ... more or comment here

CareerBuilder acquires Broadbean

Apr 2, 2014

CareerBuilder has announced that it is acquiring Broadbean, a leader in job distribution, candidate sourcing and big data analytics software ... more or comment here 1 comment

The month in HE

Apr 2, 2014

Ri5’s latest trawl of information from the higher-education and entry-level recruitment marketplaces ... more or comment here

Recovery boosts job confidence

Mar 31, 2014

The latest National Careers Service Job Confidence Index shows that four out of five people were as or more confident about their jobs and ability to find work than in the previous survey, with most attributing this to the UK’s economic recovery ... more or comment here

Fantasy football – Ri5 league latest

Apr 2, 2014

With just half a dozen games to go, we’re approaching the fabled squeaky-bum stage of the season – and it’s still looking very tight at the top ... more or comment here