Agency Bites

Nov 25, 2015

Welcome to the latest packed round-up of news and announcements from the agency world. This happens to be the last Agency Bites of the year – if anybody can tell us exactly where 2015 went, we’d be very grateful… ... more or comment here

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Bosses say career development, not higher salaries, key to retention

Nov 30, 2015

Senior business leaders in the financial services sector think the key to staff retention in a challenging jobs market is to offer rewarding career paths rather than increased salaries or bonuses. ... more or comment here

Monster launches TechTalent Charter to increase diversity in tech sector

Nov 26, 2015 has today launched the TechTalent Charter, in partnership with Code First Girls and a number of industry influencers, aimed at helping organisations to think differently to encourage and support a more diverse tech workforce. ... more or comment here

Totaljobs unveils browser push notifications for job seekers

Nov 26, 2015

Totajobs has launched browser push notifications, which enable it to send messages to job seekers’ devices alerting them that a new job match is available without the candidate needing to download an app. ... more or comment here

A look into the future at AIA Worldwide’s #RecTech15

Nov 24, 2015

Last week Ri5 attended AIA Worldwide’s #RecTech15 event alongside an audience of recruiters and industry experts, where we heard from a range of speakers who gave us their view on technology and innovation, and how they are set to impact the world of attraction and recruitment. ... more or comment here

ONS data highlights migrants’ role in minimising skills shortages, says CIPD

Nov 26, 2015

In response to the latest Migration Statistics Quarterly Report published by the Office for National Statistics, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said the data highlights the role played by migrant workers in helping to reduce skills shortages. ... more or comment here

Money the main motivator for graduates when choosing roles

Nov 23, 2015

Money is the most important factor for graduates deciding on their first role after university, according to the findings of research published today by Milkround in partnership with Ri5. ... more or comment here

Seasonal business boosts jobs by a quarter

Nov 26, 2015

In the build-up to Black Friday, has released data pointing to a 26% year-on-year increase in seasonal jobs, with growth in transport and logistics unsurprisingly leading the way. ... more or comment here

‘Selfie generation’ intimidated by writing a CV

Nov 24, 2015

More than half of young people are too shy about their achievements to write or maintain their CV, according to the findings of research released today by Lifeskills created by Barclays. ... more or comment here

Majority of students expect to work without pay after graduating

Nov 24, 2015

Four out of five students expect to work without pay, either as an intern or on a zero-hours contract after they graduate, according to research published today. ... more or comment here

Professional hiring on the rise, with financial services leading the way

Nov 24, 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have six per cent more vacancies on their books than this time last year, according to the latest data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). ... more or comment here

The Ri5 profile: Tom Brickley, Bernard Hodes

Nov 19, 2015

Tom Brickley recently joined the Bernard Hodes team as head of social media. With a background that includes some sterling work in the charity sector, here he tells us how he got to where he is today, as well as running through some of his personal loves and hates… ... more or comment here 1 comment

Workers choose employers that support volunteering, but few opportunities exist

Nov 23, 2015

Two-thirds of workers would choose to work for employers that support volunteering, but a lack of understanding between charities and employers means organisations are failing to reap the benefits on offer. ... more or comment here

Half of workers ‘never call in sick for work’

Nov 23, 2015

Half of British workers have never called in sick to work, with a quarter saying they have taken just one day off in their most recent job. ... more or comment here

Recruitment revenue rises as industry has ‘best year ever’

Nov 19, 2015

Recruitment industry turnover increased by almost ten per cent in 2014/15 to reach £31.5 billion, with growth driven by improvement in the permanent market and increased volumes of temporary, contract and interim placements. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview:
Talent Works International

Nov 16, 2015

Since Ri5 last spoke to Talent Works International, it’s fair to say things have been progressing at a rapid rate for the business. ... more or comment here

The Month in HE

Nov 18, 2015

Welcome to our latest packed round-up of news and developments from the HE, graduate and entry-level sectors. ... more or comment here

TARGETjobs 2016 Graduate Recruitment Awards now open for entries

Nov 18, 2015

TARGETjobs is calling on graduate, apprentice and school leaver recruiters to submit their entries for next year’s National Graduate Recruitment Awards. ... more or comment here

Pay awards stall, according to latest data

Nov 20, 2015

Employers are continuing to award pay rises of just 2% to their employees, according to the latest analysis of pay settlement trends from XpertHR. ... more or comment here

Tender: Network Rail

Nov 19, 2015

Network Rail is seeking a supplier to handle the production and distribution of its internal magazine, Network. ... more or comment here

Tender: United Learning

Nov 19, 2015

United Learning (UL) is looking to appoint a supplier to provide employer brand and recruitment advertising services, comprising three key areas: media buying, creative services, and employer brand guardianship. ... more or comment here

Half of employers expect to be affected by National Living Wage

Nov 18, 2015

Just over half of employers (54%) say the new National Living Wage (NLW) will have an effect on their wage bill, with a third of affected businesses saying they plan to raise productivity as a response. ... more or comment here

UK performance management ‘not fit for purpose’

Nov 18, 2015

Only a third of organisations consider their performance management processes to be effective, according to research carried out by professional services firm Towers Watson. ... more or comment here

Seven in ten employees unhappy with career opportunities

Nov 17, 2015

Seventy per cent of employees are dissatisfied with their future career opportunities, leading to potentially massive turnover costs, according to research published by insight and technology firm CEB. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 profile:
Louisa Moreton, MSLGROUP

Nov 12, 2015

Louisa Moreton is managing director of MSLGROUP’s Employee Practice, and is a member of the Government ‘Guru Group’ on employee engagement. She is focused on employee engagement, change, internal communications and employer branding. ... more or comment here

2015 NORAs winners announced

Nov 16, 2015

The winners of the 2015 National Online Recruitment Awards have been announced, following the awards’ 15th annual event that took place last week. ... more or comment here