2014 Review of the Year

Dec 18, 2014

With the Christmas break on the horizon and 2015 looming large, it’s time for Ri5’s regular round-up of the year. It’s been a busy one – here’s our look back at some of the main events. ... more or comment here

2014 Review of the Year

Record number of students placed at UK universities and colleges in 2014

Dec 19, 2014

The number of students placed into higher education by UCAS passed the half a million mark for the first time in 2014, according to UCAS’ End of Cycle Report, which has been published today. ... more or comment here

Bernard Hodes UK offers an artistic take on its work

Dec 19, 2014

Ri5 was lucky enough to be invited to a recent gallery evening organised by Bernard Hodes UK, an event that celebrated some of the agency’s recent work as well as hinting at what the future might hold for the business. ... more or comment here

The Ri5 interview: Sophie Wild

Dec 16, 2014

To most observers, there’s not much overlap between the worlds of aviation and hairdressing. But Sophie Wild, sales manager for Reed Business Information’s Flightglobal and Hairdressers Journal International, could argue otherwise. ... more or comment here

Merry Christmas from Ri5

Dec 16, 2014

The team at Ri5 would like to wish our readers a very happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year. ... more or comment here

15 Years of Wave

Dec 18, 2014

It’s been 15 years since David Jenkins established Wave, and the business has come a long way since its early days in Jenkins’ spare bedroom armed with little more than a phone and PC, a picnic table for a desk and connected to the world with a 56k dial-up modem. ... more or comment here 1 comment

UK unemployment falls further as wage growth picks up

Dec 17, 2014

The number of unemployed people in the UK continued to fall during the quarter from August to October, while average earnings rose at a higher rate than inflation for the first time in six years. ... more or comment here

Quality of UK management hasn’t improved for over a decade, says CIPD

Dec 17, 2014

The quality of management in the UK hasn’t seen any underlying improvement in the past ten years and trails that in the US, Germany and other global economies, according to a report published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). ... more or comment here

UK moves up European pay table in 2014

Dec 17, 2014

The UK has crept up the European pay league during the past 12 months, with salaries for professional staff showing signs of improvement although entry-level salaries have seen smaller rates of growth. ... more or comment here

Clive Jackson RIP

Dec 17, 2014

It is with sadness that Ri5 brings you the news that Clive Jackson, sometime art director and creative director at Riley, Barkers and Tribal, has died. ... more or comment here 4 comments

Social Media Graduate Recruitment Awards finalists announced

Dec 16, 2014

The finalists in the general awards categories for the 2015 Social Media Graduate Recruitment Awards have been announced, ahead of the conference and award ceremony that take place in January. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Ri5 Profile: Steve McAuley

Dec 11, 2014

The latest industry figure to be featured in our regular series is Steve McAuley, field sales manager at BMJ Careers. A familiar face as somebody who’s been in the industry for some time, he’s a keen sports fan (and participant!), and judging by his alternative career option makes a mean cup of coffee. ... more or comment here

Graduates earn £9,000 more than non-graduates, says BIS

Dec 9, 2014

Graduates face significantly better employment prospects than non-graduates, while average salaries of working-age graduates are £9,000 higher with a median salary of £31,000. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Glassdoor publishes list of ‘best places to work in the UK’

Dec 10, 2014

For the first time, Glassdoor has published a list of the best places to work in the UK, to accompany its list of the best places to work in the US, which is now in its seventh year. ... more or comment here

Morgan Rutherford Associates launches new recruitment team

Dec 11, 2014

Morgan Rutherford Associates (MRA) has announced the launch of a new ad operations / programmatic and technical recruitment team, under the leadership of Vivek Nath, former managing director of DNL Recruitment. ... more or comment here

Improving economy ‘will lead to changes in recruitment’

Dec 10, 2014

Improvements in the economy and a resulting skills shortage will change the way in which talent is identified and recruited, according to three-quarters of UK HR directors. ... more or comment here

CIPD calls for more action on promoting apprenticeships

Dec 9, 2014

The Government has today announced that two million apprenticeships have been created during the current parliament, but the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said that more needs to be done to ‘champion the cause’. ... more or comment here

Parents failing to inform students about alternatives to university

Dec 8, 2014

Despite parents’ influence over their children’s future careers choices, many aren’t aware of the alternatives to university, according to research carried out by GTI Media in conjunction with professional services firm EY and the Association of Graduate Careers Services (AGCAS). ... more or comment here

Tender: General Medical Council

Dec 9, 2014

The General Medical Council (GMC) is looking for a recruitment advertising agency to provide advice, costing, production and placement of adverts and advertising campaigns in relevant media such as website, trade publications and the press and the creation of innovation design concepts. ... more or comment here

Growth in permanent placements slows as candidate availability falls

Dec 8, 2014

The growth in the number of people being placed in permanent roles has fallen to its slowest pace for 18 months, according to the latest Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG. ... more or comment here

A Week in the Life:
Hugh McQueen

Dec 4, 2014

The latest in our series of insights into the working week of the industry's finest comes from Hugh McQueen, managing and creative director of McQueen Consultancy. ... more or comment here

RAD Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Dec 1, 2014

The shortlist for the 2015 RAD Awards has been announced, following weeks of deliberation by a panel of judges chaired for the 2015 awards by Andrew Wilkinson, CEO of TMP Worldwide. ... more or comment here

2015 Global Mobile Recruitment Awards open for entries

Dec 4, 2014

The 2015 Global Mobile Recruitment Awards are officially open for entries, with a total of nine category awards up for grabs. ... more or comment here

Bob Leake RIP

Dec 4, 2014

Ri5 is sorry to bring you the news that industry veteran Bob Leake unfortunately passed away recently. ... more or comment here 2 comments

Tender: Exeter City Council

Dec 3, 2014

Exeter City Council is looking to appoint a supplier to manage and deliver a range of PR and social media activity for its ‘Invest in Exeter’ initiative. ... more or comment here

Tender: East Ayrshire Council

Dec 3, 2014

East Ayrshire Council is looking for a company to design and run assessment centres as part of the recruitment and selection of chief officers and senior managers, as and when required. ... more or comment here

Breakfast News: Bridging the gap – onboarding and retention

Dec 2, 2014

The final TARGETjobs Breakfast News event of 2014 took place last week, and had a distinctly Christmassy feel thanks to a visiting choir welcoming delegates; alongside mince pies, crackers and even an early-morning bucks fizz. ... more or comment here

Milkround launches mentoring scheme

Dec 2, 2014

Milkround has announced the launch of a free mentoring service for its candidates, to improve their employability and boost their chances of securing a job. ... more or comment here

Graduates increasingly required to take part in video interviews

Dec 2, 2014

Graduates are increasingly being asked to carry out job interviews by video rather than face to face or over the telephone, meaning many candidates are under pressure to get to grips with the technology and processes involved. ... more or comment here

School-leavers reveal their top 100 employers

Dec 1, 2014

A list of the 100 most popular employers for school-leavers has been published today, following a survey of 7,000 students from years 10 to 13 in which they were asked to vote for the organisations for which they would most like to work. ... more or comment here 2 comments

National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2015 finalists announced

Nov 27, 2014

The shortlist for the 2015 National Undergraduate Employability Awards has been announced, after a week of judging that saw the panel deliberate more than 400 entries and nominations. ... more or comment here

Tender: Ministry of Defence

Nov 27, 2014

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is seeking a supplier for the provision of recruitment video content for the Defence Human Intelligence Unit (DHU). ... more or comment here

Totaljobs develops app for iOS and Android

Nov 27, 2014

Totaljobs.com has developed a mobile app for iOS and Android devices, following a 50% increase in mobile traffic to its site. ... more or comment here