The Ri5 interview: Sarah-Jane McQueen

Sep 30, 2014

With graduate unemployment falling and the search for young talent becoming more competitive, it’s no surprise that the graduate market is currently witnessing a number of innovations and new strategies. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Sarah-Jane McQueen

Employers hiring migrants ‘also more likely to offer local job opportunities’

Sep 30, 2014

Employers are turning to migrant labour to help grow their businesses, but these organisations are also more likely to offer local, entry-level job opportunities than those that don’t employ migrant workers. ... more or comment here

WDAD launches new website

Sep 30, 2014

WDAD has launched its new website, aimed at showcasing the agency’s growing portfolio of services as well as some of the awards it has recently picked up. ... more or comment here

Only ten days left to get your RADs entries in

Sep 30, 2014

The entry deadline for the 2015 RAD Awards is just ten days away, and organisers are urging entrants to get their submissions in on time. ... more or comment here

SAS rebrands as MSLGROUP

Sep 29, 2014

SAS has announced that from 1 October it will officially change its name to MSLGROUP, after seven years as part of Publicis Groupe working alongside partner agencies MSL London and Capital MSL. ... more or comment here

New owners for Cavendish Media

Sep 29, 2014

Recruitment advertising and marketing agency Cavendish Media has announced its acquisition by European Tender Services Limited, which operates throughout Europe and is increasing its activities in the UK. ... more or comment here

Big night for Havas People at the Recruitment Business Awards

Sep 26, 2014

The 2014 Recruitment Business Awards took place last night in Manchester, where the big winners on the night were Havas People, who won the Recruitment Advertising Agency of the Year award as well as the Creative Grand Prix for their work for Deloitte, which won the award for Graduate Ad / Campaign. ... more or comment here 3 comments

Real wages increase for the first time since the recession

Sep 26, 2014

Advertised salaries grew at a faster rate than inflation in August, for the first time since the beginning of the financial crisis. ... more or comment here

Graduate unemployment sees biggest fall in 15 years

Sep 25, 2014

Graduate unemployment fell from 8.5% to 7.3% in the past year, marking the biggest decrease drop in early graduate unemployment for 15 years, according to research published today by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU). ... more or comment here

Public sector ‘least trusted by UK workers’

Sep 25, 2014

Public sector workers in the UK have the lowest levels of trust in the organisations they work for, according to a survey carried out by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). ... more or comment here

Prehash appoints Gemma Cooney as partner

Sep 25, 2014

Prehash, the data-based candidate assessment platform, has appointed Gemma Cooney as partner, responsible for all commercial aspects of the business. ... more or comment here 1 comment

A week in the life of...
Steve Playford

Sep 24, 2014

The latest industry figure in our series is Steve Playford, Financial Times Career Management global director, who talks us through a typically busy week with plenty of meetings, new projects and, unfortunately for him, a detox juice diet and abstinence from alcohol... ... more or comment here

SAS rebrands as MSLGROUP

Sep 29, 2014

SAS has announced that from 1 October it will officially change its name to MSLGROUP, after seven years as part of Publicis Groupe working alongside partner agencies MSL London and Capital MSL. ... more or comment here

Rise in students starting degree courses in 2014-15, says UCAS

Sep 22, 2014

There has been a four per cent increase in the number of students beginning UK degree courses in 2014-15, according to official figures released today by UCAS. ... more or comment here

Casual Films launches RAD Awards young filmmaker competition

Sep 24, 2014

Young filmmakers have been invited to enter a competition which could see their work used to open the 2015 RAD Awards, in front of some of the most influential people in the recruitment communications industry. ... more or comment here

Finance firms dominate list of top undergraduate employers

Sep 23, 2014

A list of the top 100 undergraduate employers in the UK has found that banking and financial services firms are among the most highly rated employers by students, with a top ten heavily dominated by companies in the sector. ... more or comment here

2015 National Undergraduate Employability Awards open for entries

Sep 23, 2014

The 2015 National Undergraduate Employability Awards, organised by RateMyPlacement.co.uk and sponsored by PwC, are now open for entries. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Katie Sharman

Sep 18, 2014

Katie Sharman is the new sales manager for RBI’s flagship HR job site, Personnel Today Jobs. Previously key account manager for RBI’s Community Care for three years, she stepped into the new role at the beginning of August and has got off to a flying start. ... more or comment here

Graduate employability event announces 2015 partner

Sep 22, 2014

How to get hired Live, TARGETjobs’ employability event for undergraduates, has announced that student society Enactus will be an official partner for 2015. ... more or comment here

TARGETjobs Breakfast News: What can graduate recruiters learn from Harry Potter?

Sep 18, 2014

The Hogwarts sorting hat can offer graduate recruiters some tips when it comes to selection and assessment, delegates were told today at the latest TARGETjobs Breakfast News event. ... more or comment here

Undergraduates less confident about their career prospects

Sep 17, 2014

Undergraduates in the UK are becoming less confident about their future job prospects, with students in the final year of their courses least confident of all. ... more or comment here

Penna welcomes new additions to recruitment solutions service

Sep 17, 2014

Global HR services group Penna has announced three new appointments to its recruitment services team, specialising in interim and executive search recruitment. ... more or comment here

Agency Bites

Sep 17, 2014

As everyone in the industry returns from their holidays and gears up for a busy few months, here’s September’s round-up of agency news and events. ... more or comment here

BMJ Careers launches new website

Sep 15, 2014

BMJ Careers, the recruitment and careers division of the BMJ, has relaunched its website. The site, which now uses the Madgex platform, features a new design, improved functionality and a number of tools aimed at helping medical professionals find hospital, GP and international doctor jobs. ... more or comment here

Tender: Sutton Council

Sep 15, 2014

The London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton are seeking expressions of interest for the design, delivery, analysis and feedback of their biennial staff surveys. ... more or comment here

Small businesses create more jobs as confidence increases

Sep 15, 2014

Small businesses in the UK are experiencing record levels of confidence, with recent growth in headcounts expected to continue into the next quarter. ... more or comment here

Scotland sees record fall in candidate availability

Sep 15, 2014

Staff placements in Scotland rose sharply in August despite a record fall in candidate availability, according to labour market data published by Bank of Scotland. ... more or comment here

John Flynn RIP

Sep 11, 2014

Ri5 is sorry to bring you the news that John Flynn, well-known copywriter who previously worked at Austin Knight and TMP Worldwide, sadly passed away earlier this month. ... more or comment here 23 comments

Ofsted calls for better careers guidance to boost youth employment

Sep 10, 2014

Too many young people are not in education, employment or training (NEET) and weak careers guidance is failing to give them an idea of the options available to them, according to education regulator Ofsted. ... more or comment here

Get involved: Tell us what you want to see on Ri5

Sep 10, 2014

Hi everyone, As I've now had a chance to settle into the editor's chair here at Ri5, I wanted to invite our readers to help inform and shape the future of our content. ... more or comment here 1 comment

In-house Recruitment Awards shortlist announced

Sep 9, 2014

The shortlist the 2014 In-house Recruitment Awards have been announced, ahead of the awards ceremony which will take place in November. ... more or comment here

Skills shortage threatening entrepreneurs’ growth plans

Sep 9, 2014

More than three-quarters of entrepreneurs are struggling to attract the talent they need to grow their businesses, despite the vast majority aiming to increase their turnover in the next three years. ... more or comment here

Vacancies rise at fastest rate in 16 years

Sep 8, 2014

The number of jobs on offer in the UK increased further during August, at the highest rate of growth since 1998. ... more or comment here

Employers urged to renew focus on pay to attract and retain talent

Sep 8, 2014

Only a third of UK employees are committed to their current roles and consider their salary as the primary motivation to leave them, according to research published today. ... more or comment here

Half of London employers experiencing skills shortages

Sep 8, 2014

Almost half of businesses in London are experiencing skills shortages in their current workforce, while two-thirds have reported difficulty recruiting highly skilled candidates. ... more or comment here

Tender: University of Stirling

Sep 8, 2014

The University of Stirling is tendering for media buying services for its staff recruitment, student recruitment and commercial activities. ... more or comment here

Tender: Harrow Council

Sep 8, 2014

Harrow Council is looking to identify a supplier to deliver its communications service, as it aims to improve its communications with people who live, work and visit the Borough of Harrow. ... more or comment here

Strong labour market drives increase in jobseeker confidence

Sep 3, 2014

One in three jobseekers are confident they will get a job within the next two months, as the strong UK labour market and fall in unemployment prompt an increase in jobseeker confidence. ... more or comment here

Twitter overtakes Facebook as social recruitment tool

Sep 3, 2014

Twitter has overtaken Facebook as a social recruitment platform for candidates and recruiters in the UK, according to data released today by Bullhorn. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Graduate Recruitment Social Media Conference and Awards set for January 2015

Sep 3, 2014

The fourth annual Graduate Recruitment Social Media Conference and Awards will take place on Thursday, 22nd January 2015. ... more or comment here

Business leaders reluctant to hire ‘job hoppers’

Sep 3, 2014

Workers who frequently change jobs could face a tough time finding a new role, with many business leaders saying they would remove a candidate from consideration for a post if they felt they were a ‘job hopper’. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Graduate salaries stand still for sixth consecutive year

Sep 2, 2014

Graduates have endured a freeze in starting salaries for the sixth year running, despite the improving economy and an increase in graduate recruitment. ... more or comment here

CIPD highlights benefits of volunteering in tackling youth unemployment

Sep 2, 2014

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has today launched a report and framework aimed at encouraging more employees to volunteer in order to help get young people into work ... more or comment here

Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2014 entry deadline extended

Sep 1, 2014

The deadline for entries for the 2014 Prospects Postgraduate Awards has been extended by a week to Friday 12 September. ... more or comment here

New sales manager for WikiJob

Sep 2, 2014

Graduate jobsite WikiJob has announced the appointment of Dan White as its new sales manager. ... more or comment here