Increase in Scottish applicants placed in higher education

Aug 4, 2015

Almost 25,000 Scottish applicants were accepted into higher education though UCAS as of midnight last night, an increase of 800 people representing a rise of three per cent on last year. ... more or comment here

Increase in Scottish applicants placed in higher education

Organisations leaving leadership to chance, says Penna research

Jul 30, 2015

Organisations are gambling with their future by failing to build effective leadership pipelines, according to research published today by Penna. ... more or comment here

Gorkana Jobs relaunches website

Aug 3, 2015

Gorkana Jobs has unveiled its new website, which has been relaunched on a fully responsive platform to improve user experience and provide prospective job seekers with an improved insight into the comms industry. ... more or comment here

Tender: Suffolk County Council

Aug 3, 2015

Schools’ Choice, a Suffolk County Council traded service, is reviewing its options around school workforce services and will be hosting a market engagement event on Monday, 17 August to discuss requirements for attracting teachers and supply teachers. ... more or comment here

Tender: Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Aug 3, 2015

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is seeking a provider to design and implement a staff engagement process. ... more or comment here

2016 RAD Awards open for entries

Jul 30, 2015

The 2016 RAD Awards are now open for entries, with organisers Reed Business Information (RBI) calling on the industry to start thinking about their submissions for next year’s event. ... more or comment here

Graduate opportunities rise significantly in 2015

Jul 30, 2015

This year’s graduates have good reason to feel positive about their career prospects, with figures showing employment opportunities have grown significantly compared to 2014. ... more or comment here

Businesses must engage with education to boost skills, says CBI

Jul 29, 2015

Businesses must play a greater role in preparing young people for the workplace, with more than three-quarters of businesses saying they feel the quality of careers advice offered to young people is not good enough. ... more or comment here

Young recruits facing ‘workplace wake-up call’

Jul 30, 2015

Parents and teachers fear young people could be in for a rude awakening once they enter the world of work, as they are not prepared for the competitive nature of the work environment. ... more or comment here

Don’t take a summer break when targeting candidates, says Jobsgopublic

Jul 30, 2015

There is evidence to suggest the month of August shouldn’t be overlooked by recruiters as a key time to target candidates, with Jobsgopublic pointing out job seeker activity during the month is increasing year on year. ... more or comment here 2 comments

TARGETjobs partners with ACCA for virtual graduate careers event

Jul 29, 2015

TARGETjobs has announced a partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for its forthcoming ACCA Advantage, a virtual careers event for graduates and university students interested in careers in finance, accountancy and business. ... more or comment here

Personnel Today Awards shortlist unveiled

Jul 29, 2015

The shortlist for the 2015 Personnel Today Awards has been announced, with a total of 23 category awards up for grabs at the awards evening which takes place in November. ... more or comment here

‘Blocked’ job market hampering young workers

Jul 28, 2015

A drop in the rate at which people move jobs has created a ‘promotion blockage’ that risks permanently scarring the earnings of a generation of young workers, according to a report published today by independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. ... more or comment here

Monster named official recruitment partner for 2015 Festival of Code

Jul 29, 2015

Monster has announced that it is the official recruitment partner of this year’s Festival of Code, the world’s largest hackathon for young people. The event, run by Young Rewired State, is taking place between 27 July and 2 August across the UK. ... more or comment here

Recruitment should be a ‘career of choice’ to attract the best people, says REC

Jul 29, 2015

Only half of recruitment consultants and managers are satisfied with their pay and reward and the recruitment industry must work harder to become attractive to the best candidates, according to research published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here

UK employers ‘struggling to fill management roles’

Jul 29, 2015

There has been a significant drop in the number of applications for management-level positions in 2015, resulting in an increasing challenge for UK businesses looking to fill managerial roles. ... more or comment here

Glassdoor highlights best employers for work/life balance

Jul 28, 2015

Employee review site Glassdoor has published its top 20 list of the best UK employers for work/life balance, based on reviews from UK employees. ... more or comment here

Pay still ‘stuck in the doldrums’, says research

Jul 28, 2015

Annual pay reviews are still resulting in low pay increases for staff, according to the latest data published by XpertHR. ... more or comment here

Agency Bites

Jul 23, 2015

Welcome to our latest packed round-up of news and announcements from the agency world… ... more or comment here

Three-quarters of employers plan to hire as economy improves

Jul 22, 2015

Three in four employers say they plan to take on permanent staff in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here

New creative director for Wave

Jul 21, 2015

Wave has announced the appointment of Mark Woodroffe as its new creative director, who joins the Reading-based agency from his previous role at Darkside Studios. ... more or comment here

Reminder - 2015 In-House Recruitment Awards entries close next week

Jul 22, 2015

The organisers of the 2015 In-House Recruitment Awards have issued a reminder to entrants that the deadline for entries for this year’s awards is next Friday, 31 July. ... more or comment here

Prospects and AGR to host joint events to help tackle skills shortages

Jul 21, 2015

Prospects and the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) have joined forces to host a series of events this summer, aimed at helping employers to tackle graduate skills shortages. ... more or comment here

Recruiters lose a day a week to admin, says survey

Jul 22, 2015

In-house recruiters find themselves spending two hours every day bogged down in administrative tasks, meaning a day a week is lost to admin, according to a survey carried out by technology provider Cornerstone OnDemand. ... more or comment here

CIPD and JP Morgan join forces to boost productivity through HR

Jul 22, 2015

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has unveiled a new pilot initiative designed to help unlock small business productivity and growth through the provision of quality HR and skills development. ... more or comment here