Nepotism the key in ‘Intern Britain’, says report

Mar 31, 2015

A report on social mobility has found it is far easier to get on the career ladder if you are well connected, with almost three-quarters of privileged young Brits admitting they have used family connections to secure their dream work placement. ... more or comment here

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Employers value soft skills as much as technical proficiency

Mar 31, 2015

Employers in the tech sector are looking for soft skills and emotional intelligence in candidates alongside technical expertise, according to analysis carried out by recruiter Randstad Technologies. ... more or comment here

February sees largest salary increase since the recession

Mar 30, 2015

February witnessed the largest increase in advertised salaries since the financial crisis, with an average salary of £34,627 on offer – a year-on-year rise of 8.1%. ... more or comment here

Penna continues to grow recruitment solutions team with three new hires

Mar 30, 2015

Penna has announced three new hires to its recruitment solutions business, as it looks to further increase its focus on commercial sector growth. ... more or comment here

Students choose universities based on online reputation

Mar 30, 2015

Students’ university choices are increasingly driven by information they can find online, as they research their options based on content and engagement offered to them during their decision-making process. ... more or comment here

Ri5 Fantasy Football update

Mar 31, 2015

With Harry Kane in the form of his young life, those without him in their fantasy football team - or those who didn’t appoint him captain - tended to suffer before the international break. ... more or comment here

Businesses not interested in using gamification to engage staff, says Penna

Mar 27, 2015

Businesses are disregarding technology that could revolutionise the way they recruit, retain and engage their employees, according to a report published today by Penna. ... more or comment here

AGR calls for focus on student employability to address skills shortages

Mar 27, 2015

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has published a series of recommendations aimed at helping employers, schools and universities to help prepare young people for the world of work. ... more or comment here

Less than half of graduates feel prepared for work

Mar 26, 2015

Less than half of employed graduates say they felt prepared for working life, according to research which highlights how graduates are struggling with the transition from university to employment. ... more or comment here 3 comments

One in ten recruits regarded as a poor hiring decision

Mar 26, 2015

One in ten new recruits are regarded by employers as a poor hiring decision, with 70% of HR directors admitting they have hired somebody who did not meet expectations. ... more or comment here

Employers warned to look out for CV lies when recruiting

Mar 26, 2015

Employers have been warned to be extra vigilant when recruiting new staff, as the number of people found to be including lies or exaggerations on their CVs increases. ... more or comment here

Concern over costs drives students towards part-time and online postgraduate degrees

Mar 26, 2015

Undergraduates are increasingly exploring part-time and online postgraduate degrees due to concerns around costs and a lack of funding for full-time courses. ... more or comment here

Employers plan to recruit to meet growing demand

Mar 25, 2015

Four in ten employers (39%) say they have no capacity to take on more work without hiring extra staff, and a further 56% have only a little extra capacity, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here

Ri5 profile: Jean Davenport

Mar 25, 2015

Jean Davenport is client manager in the Government, Healthcare and Education Solutions team at TMP Worldwide. A New Zealand native, she’s now firmly rooted in the UK although she has the benefit of being able to support the rugby team from back home… ... more or comment here

Avoid bonus culture and motivate employees using the science of reward, says CIPD

Mar 25, 2015

HR professionals could increase employee motivation by developing a better understanding of the science behind the impact of pay and reward on employee behaviour, according to research published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). ... more or comment here

A week in the life: Ann O'Neill

Mar 23, 2015

Our latest look at the working week of well-known industry figures comes from Ann O’Neill, business development director ESi Direct, Evening Standard, Independent, i and London Live. ... more or comment here

Apprenticeships help to boost workplace loyalty and win business

Mar 24, 2015

Apprentices can help businesses to increase loyalty inside and outside the workplace, according to a survey of employers carried out by the government’s Skills Funding Agency. ... more or comment here

Half of businesses failing to plan their recruitment

Mar 23, 2015

UK businesses are not planning how to manage and deploy their workforce, with almost half failing to plan their recruitment activity for the year ahead, according to research carried out by KPMG and the Corporate Research Forum. ... more or comment here

Tender: Queens University Belfast

Mar 23, 2015

Queens University Belfast is looking to appoint an advertising agency to place recruitment advertisements on its behalf across a range of electronic and printed media. ... more or comment here

Monster to hold ‘girls in coding’ event

Mar 23, 2015

Monster has announced a forthcoming event aimed at increasing the number of girls and young women who are involved in coding. ... more or comment here

Employers forecast 2% pay rises in 2015

Mar 23, 2015

Private sector employers are planning pay increases of just two per cent in 2015, according to the latest pay data published by XpertHR. ... more or comment here

Only a third of firms have an employer brand comms strategy in place

Mar 18, 2015

Despite employer branding being a high priority for many organisations, only 30% of companies have a comprehensive communications strategy in place. ... more or comment here

Agency Bites

Mar 19, 2015

Our second round-up of the year finds some the industry’s biggest names up to their eyeballs in new work, new joiners and award wins. So far it looks like 2015 is going to be a bumper year… ... more or comment here 1 comment

How the recruiting industry views millennials and the modern workforce

Mar 19, 2015

As more millennials become fixtures in the workplace, the generation’s place in the business world has become a hotly-debated topic. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Application processes leave young candidates frustrated, says report

Mar 18, 2015

Employers are not meeting the needs of Gen Y candidates in their application processes and are continuing to invest in outdated tools and systems that leave young jobseekers frustrated. ... more or comment here

New home, new start for Hodes

Mar 17, 2015

As Ri5 reported at the end of 2014, Bernard Hodes UK was in the midst of some major changes, bringing new opportunities for the agency with its new structure, new brand and under new ownership. ... more or comment here 2 comments