Rise in the number of employees on zero-hours contracts

Sep 2, 2015

There has been a 19% year-on-year rise in the number of people working on zero-hours contracts, according to the latest data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ... more or comment here

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Three-quarters of businesses planning to hire before the end of the year

Sep 1, 2015

The improving economy means the majority of hiring managers are planning to bring in extra staff in the second half of 2015, with 76% saying they plan to do so – an increase of nine per cent compared to the first half of the year. ... more or comment here

‘Stereotypes’ causing graduates to turn their backs on sales jobs

Sep 2, 2015

One in three graduates say they would never take a job in sales, while only one in eight would even consider a role that involved selling, according to research carried out by recruiter Pareto Law. ... more or comment here

Pink Squid to host employer branding event this month

Sep 2, 2015

Pink Squid, in association with The Guardian, is to host a breakfast event in September titled ‘The Art and Science of Employer Branding’. ... more or comment here

Tender: General Pharmaceutical Council

Sep 2, 2015

The General Pharmaceutical Council is the regulator of registered pharmacies, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Great Britain. ... more or comment here

Tender: Northumberland National Park Authority

Sep 2, 2015

Northumberland National Park Authority is looking for an agency to support its communication and marketing functions. ... more or comment here

British Chambers of Commerce holds events to improve careers advice

Sep 1, 2015

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has announced a plan to put thousands of young people in direct contact with local businesses, in order to improve the quality of careers advice they receive. ... more or comment here

Recruiters face continued difficulties in finding the right candidates

Sep 1, 2015

Despite recent increases in job growth, many recruiters are still struggling to hire, with more than two-thirds admitting they are experiencing difficulties in finding the right candidates for roles. ... more or comment here

Employees leave roles for a better work-life balance

Sep 1, 2015

The most common reason for people leaving their jobs is to seek out roles that offer improved work-life balance, according to research carried out by recruiter Robert Half UK. ... more or comment here

The Month in HE

Aug 27, 2015

Another round-up of news, figures and observations from the worlds of higher education and entry-level recruitment. ... more or comment here

CIPD research highlights unconscious bias in the hiring process

Aug 25, 2015

Recruitment processes are often heavily influenced by unconscious bias, with hiring managers tending to favour so-called ‘mini-me’ recruits, according to research carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). ... more or comment here

Rail bosses strive to engage girls in engineering careers

Aug 27, 2015

Network Rail has pledged to boost the number of women working on the railways after research showed girls as young as seven have an ‘unconscious bias’ against engineering and by the age 14, many have fully switched off from it as a career option. ... more or comment here

Employers focus on retention as competition for jobs falls to record low

Aug 25, 2015

Advertised salaries have dropped to a year-long low as companies shift their emphasis from recruitment to retention, rewarding employees with long overdue pay rises. ... more or comment here

Tender: University of Cumbria

Aug 26, 2015

The University of Cumbria is seeking to appoint an a supplier to develop a creative solution for its 2017 recruitment campaign, which will include prospectus design, an advertising concept and a concept for UCAS fair presence. ... more or comment here

Gender pay gap means women work nearly two hours a day for free

Aug 25, 2015

Women earn 22% less than men working in equivalent full-time roles, meaning they are ‘unpaid’ for an hour and 40 minutes every day, a total of 57 working days every year. ... more or comment here

Professional hiring on the rise with finance and accounting leading the growth

Aug 24, 2015

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

Tender: Leicester City Council

Aug 24, 2015

Leicester City Council is inviting quotes for the provision of an e-newsletter solution, including ongoing support and maintenance. ... more or comment here

SMEs say their future depends on recruiting millennials

Aug 24, 2015

Small and medium sized businesses say their future success relies on their ability to recruit millennials, but admit they need to do more to attract them, according to research carried out by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. ... more or comment here

Government outlines plans to improve apprenticeships

Aug 24, 2015

The Government has outlined a package of measures aimed at increasing the number of quality apprenticeships across England as well as giving businesses a say on how they are run and what they offer. ... more or comment here

Employers increase pay - but not by much

Aug 24, 2015

Employers are continuing to increase wages at their annual pay reviews – but only by two per cent, according to the latest data released by pay analysts at XpertHR. ... more or comment here

One in four unemployed people offered zero-hours contracts

Aug 24, 2015

A quarter of unemployed adults in the UK have been offered zero-hours contracts, although there is a reluctance to accept them, with almost half of these people saying they have turned down the offer. ... more or comment here

Majority of people have experienced bullying at work, says law firm

Aug 24, 2015

More than two-thirds of workers have witnessed or suffered bullying in the workplace, with shouting, shoving, intimidation and threatening behaviour reported by UK employees, according to law firm Slater and Gordon. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 profile: Hannah Vatani, jobsgopublic

Aug 20, 2015

Hannah Vatani is ad agency manager at Jobsgopublic. With a background in sales since graduating from university, Hannah fell into recruitment advertising a year and half ago and hasn’t looked back since. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Too many over-qualified graduates in non-graduate jobs, says CIPD

Aug 19, 2015

The number of graduates in the UK labour market has significantly outstripped the creation of high-skilled jobs and is leading to an over-qualification ‘saturation point’, according to research released today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). ... more or comment here

Havas People branches into Asia-Pacific with new Hong Kong office

Aug 20, 2015

Following the recent opening of a Dubai office to branch out into the Middle East and North Africa, Havas People has announced its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with a new office in Hong Kong. ... more or comment here