Employers struggling to fill entry-level roles

Nov 25, 2014

One in seven UK employers has been unable to fill an entry-level role in the past three years, according to a report on youth unemployment carried out by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on behalf of totaljobs.com. ... more or comment here

Employers struggling to fill entry-level roles

Vacancies outnumber candidates for the first time since the recession

Nov 25, 2014

The number of advertised job vacancies has overtaken the number of jobseekers for the first time since the start of the recession, following a 25% year-on-year increase in vacancies. ... more or comment here

Agency bites

Nov 24, 2014

Surely we’re not the only ones wondering where 2014 disappeared to? As the festive season fast approaches and the industry looks ahead to 2015, here’s the latest round-up of what’s been happening in the agency world. ... more or comment here

New head of digital marketing for WikiJob

Nov 24, 2014

Graduate job site WikiJob has announced the appointment of James Rice as its new head of marketing. ... more or comment here 1 comment

The Ri5 Interview: Nathan Perrott

Nov 19, 2014

When listening to somebody talk about digital strategy, there’s often more focus on the ‘digital’ than on the ‘strategy’ part of the equation. However, that's not the case with Nathan Perrott, head of digital marketing strategy at AIA Worldwide. ... more or comment here

In-House Recruitment Awards 2014: All the winners

Nov 21, 2014

The 2014 In-House Recruitment Awards took place last night at London’s Park Plaza, where a total of 20 awards were handed out to winners from a wide range of organisations. ... more or comment here

Penna grows executive HR practice with two new appointments

Nov 19, 2014

Global HR services group Penna has announced two new appointments to its executive recruitment HR team, highlighting a strong period of growth for its recruitment solutions practice. ... more or comment here

Employers plan to expand overseas and hire more staff

Nov 19, 2014

One in six UK employers plans to expand their operations into Europe within the next two years, which means that together with those already active overseas and others with expansion plans beyond the EU, almost a third of UK businesses could be working internationally by this time in 2016. ... more or comment here

Personnel Today Awards 2014 winners announced

Nov 19, 2014

The 2014 Personnel Today Awards took place last night at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, and saw McDonald’s Restaurants take home the award for overall winner alongside their award for Excellence in HR Through Technology. ... more or comment here

Bernard Hodes UK acquired by Symphony Technology Group

Nov 18, 2014

Symphony Technology Group (STG), a private equity firm focused on transforming high-potential companies into definitive market leaders, has acquired the UK business of Bernard Hodes Group Limited, the award winning employer branding, creative and digital agency. ... more or comment here

Majority of job seekers ‘unhappy with career choices’

Nov 17, 2014

The vast majority of job seekers would study something different if they have a second chance at education, and in some age groups fewer than ten per cent of candidates are happy with the choices they made at school. ... more or comment here

Tender: Sellafield Ltd

Nov 18, 2014

Sellafield Ltd is seeking a supplier to assist with its corporate communications support framework, which will incorporate a range of communications tasks. ... more or comment here

UCAS Media appoints new head of education marketing and advertising

Nov 17, 2014

UCAS Media has announced the appointment of Liz Murphy as head of education marketing and advertising. Liz replaces Debbie Scott, who becomes head of strategy and insight, a new role which will help the student marketing company expand its range of media services. ... more or comment here

Brett Minchington: Looking ahead to employer branding 2020

Nov 17, 2014

London’s 2014 Employer Branding and Talent World Series Summit takes place on 28 November. The event will bring together an international team of speakers from some of the world’s leading brands and industry specialists including Microsoft, Calvin Klein, Ferrero, Casual Films, Tonic Agency and LaunchPad. ... more or comment here

Warning to wallflowers as graduates’ sociability helps to secure jobs

Nov 17, 2014

A survey of graduates has found more than one in eight said their success in finding their first job is down to their social skills. ... more or comment here

Alan Wells RIP

Nov 11, 2014

It is with sadness that we report the death of Alan Wells, who was for so many years a stalwart of the recruitment media scene. ... more or comment here 87 comments

2014 NORAs winners announced

Nov 13, 2014

The 2014 National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs) took place last night, and saw a total of 14 awards handed out to some of the biggest names in online recruitment, including the newly-introduced NORA Academy Award. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Smart Resourcing Solutions to work with M&S on graduate recruitment

Nov 12, 2014

Smart Resourcing Solutions has been chosen to work with Marks & Spencer on the delivery of a telephone interview stage for its retail management graduate recruitment programme. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Tender: Transport for London

Nov 12, 2014

Transport for London (TfL) is seeking a supplier to handle the design, creative development, production and distribution of its staff publications. ... more or comment here

UK professionals enjoy double-digit wage growth as hiring plans increase

Nov 12, 2014

Salaries for some professional roles have risen by more than ten per cent during the past year, according to analysis of job placements carried out by recruiter Hays. ... more or comment here

Survey reveals parental influence in career and education choices

Nov 11, 2014

Parents and family members are significantly more influential than teachers when it comes to helping schoolchildren make decisions about their careers and education, according to research published by GTI Media and CASCAID. ... more or comment here

Millennials afraid of being 'stuck' in their career

Nov 11, 2014

Millennials value personal development and work-life balance more than money and status in their jobs, but they are also ambitious and believe in their ability to steer their own careers. ... more or comment here

Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2014 winners announced

Nov 11, 2014

The winners of the 2014 Prospects Postgraduate Awards have been announced, recognising the best universities and businesses working in postgraduate education. ... more or comment here

MSLGROUP launches employee engagement bootcamps

Nov 11, 2014

MSLGROUP has announced the launch of a series of bootcamps, aimed at breathing life into organisations' employee lifecycle. ... more or comment here

Havas People shortlisted in Employee Engagement Awards for HR Technology

Nov 11, 2014

Havas People has been nominated as a finalist in the 2015 Employee Engagement Awards for its Many Thanks product – a reward and recognition platform that enables employers to tailor the delivery and management of rewards to employees. ... more or comment here

UK jobs market strengthens but growing labour supply means low wage growth

Nov 10, 2014

Employment is set to grow strongly in the final quarter of 2014, but wage growth will remain subdued due to increasing numbers of candidates competing for each role. ... more or comment here

Senior management changes at Monster Worldwide

Nov 10, 2014

Monster Worldwide has announced that Sal Iannuzzi has stepped down as CEO and president. Timothy Yates, a director of Monster and formerly its executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been appointed CEO. ... more or comment here

Small Circle Christmas event set for 27 November

Nov 10, 2014

The next Small Circle networking event is set to take place on 27 November, and promises to be the biggest one ever. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Managers unprepared for multi-generational workforce, says Penna research

Nov 6, 2014

Businesses could be unprepared for the multi-generational workforce of the future, with half of managers saying they tend to take the same approach to management with all of their employees, regardless of their age. ... more or comment here

Ri5 profile: Neel Patel

Nov 6, 2014

Neel Patel is head of sales at Jobsgopublic. Initially a trainee accountant, he now focuses on the numbers at the public sector job site. ... more or comment here 1 comment

2014 Employer Branding and Talent World Series Summit to take place this month

Nov 6, 2014

The 2014 Employer Branding and Talent World Series Summit will take place in London on 28 November. ... more or comment here

The month in HE

Nov 5, 2014

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

Behavioural science can improve selection and workforce success, says CIPD

Nov 5, 2014

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has today launched the first in a series of reports aimed at providing insight into how HR can understand and apply behavioural science to create a more successful workforce. ... more or comment here

Reed all about it?

Nov 5, 2014

This week’s news that a former finance director for recruitment giant Reed has been jailed for fraud raises some interesting questions for the industry. ... more or comment here 1 comment

The Ri5 interview: Andy Sumner

Oct 30, 2014

As Ri5 recently reported, Monster has unveiled not only a new brand identity, but also an entirely new strategy, built around a set of new products and services. ... more or comment here

Undergraduates reveal stresses ahead of starting at university

Nov 5, 2014

Students starting university this term are stressed out, worried about how they look and harbour concerns about their mental health. ... more or comment here

Permanent professional vacancies increase by 41% as business confidence rises

Nov 4, 2014

Professional recruitment firms now have 41% more vacancies on their books than this time last year, according to data published by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). ... more or comment here

Tender: University of Central Lancashire

Nov 4, 2014

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is seeking a small number of agencies to help it achieve its strategic recruitment and reputation objectives. ... more or comment here

Tender: University of Westminster

Nov 4, 2014

The University of Westminster is seeking a digital marketing agency to support the planning and delivery of its digital student recruitment campaigns. ... more or comment here

Call for entries for Graduate Recruitment Social Media Awards

Nov 3, 2014

The organisers of the 2015 Graduate Recruitment Social Media Awards have issued a reminder that there’s just over a month to go until the deadline for entries, and are calling for submissions from organisations who have successfully used social media in their recruitment strategy. ... more or comment here