Employers maintain hiring plans despite drop in confidence

Aug 25, 2016

Employers are holding back on making cuts to their workforce despite a fall in confidence during the last quarter, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here

Employers maintain hiring plans despite drop in confidence

Pay misconceptions ‘putting poorer young people off apprenticeships’

Aug 23, 2016

Poorer pupils are less likely than their wealthier peers to embark on an apprenticeship, and improvements must be made to encourage young people from low income backgrounds to consider apprenticeships as an option. ... more or comment here

Fall in holiday work leaves young people struggling to get on jobs ladder

Aug 25, 2016

A fall in the number of holiday and term-time jobs is making it more difficult for young people to get a foot on the jobs ladder, according to research by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). ... more or comment here

Multigenerational workforces ‘improve business performance’

Aug 24, 2016

Multigenerational workforces improve business performance and boost employee and customer satisfaction, according to research by McDonalds. ... more or comment here

Millennials concerned about lack of employment opportunities

Aug 22, 2016

A third of Millennials worldwide are concerned about a lack of employment and economic opportunity, citing it as the second most pressing issue in their country, according to research by the World Economic Forum (WEF). ... more or comment here

Men 40% more likely to be promoted into management roles

Aug 23, 2016

Men are far more likely to be promoted into senior and higher-paying management roles than women, according to data published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR. ... more or comment here

Gender pay gap worse for mothers returning to work

Aug 23, 2016

Women returning to work after having children see their pay fall even further when compared to men, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). ... more or comment here

Third of employers have turned down a candidate due to their social media profile

Aug 22, 2016

More than a third of employers have turned down a candidate based on their social media profile, with more than half of HR professionals admitting a candidate’s online reputation has an influence on whether or not they hire them. ... more or comment here

Sky career event emphasises passion over qualifications

Aug 25, 2016

Sky is set to use a forthcoming careers event to attract students who can demonstrate a passion for finance and accountancy not through the courses they are studying, but through their extra-curricular activities. ... more or comment here

BAME workers ‘a third more likely to be underemployed’, says TUC

Aug 22, 2016

Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are a third more likely to be underemployed than their white counterparts, according to a report by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). ... more or comment here

Tender: Home Group

Aug 23, 2016

Home Group is seeking a supplier to assist with the development of its employer brand. ... more or comment here

Record number of students offered university places, says UCAS

Aug 18, 2016

There has been a three per cent increase in the number of students accepted into UK universities and colleges this year – the highest number recorded on A-Level results day, according to UCAS figures. ... more or comment here

UK unemployment falls to 1.64 million

Aug 17, 2016

The number of people in unemployment in the UK fell by 52,000 to 1.64 million between April and June, according to the latest labour market data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ... more or comment here

AIA Worldwide report offers insight into STEM attraction

Aug 18, 2016

Some of the big mysteries and misconceptions about attracting graduates into STEM roles have been tackled in a new report from AIA Worldwide. ... more or comment here

Employers prepared to pay a premium for apprentices

Aug 17, 2016

More than nine in ten employers are prepared to pay more than the average apprenticeship wage, provided they’re matched with the right candidate. ... more or comment here

‘Nervous’ recruiters reduce hiring intentions following Brexit vote

Aug 15, 2016

Recruiters have reduced their hiring intentions following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Adecco. ... more or comment here

Graduate pay not affected by increase in student numbers

Aug 18, 2016

Graduate wages have not been driven down despite a significant increase in student numbers over the past three decades, according to research by the Institute for fiscal Studies (IFS). ... more or comment here

Female school leavers encouraged to consider apprenticeships

Aug 17, 2016

More work needs to be done in schools to highlight apprenticeships as a viable option – especially to girls, according to electrical industry body NICEIC. ... more or comment here

Recruiters open to hiring ‘boomerang’ candidates

Aug 16, 2016

Organisations are more open to hiring so-called ‘boomerang’ employees – those returning to work for a former employer - with more than a third of HR executives saying they have successfully rehired somebody who had previously worked for them. ... more or comment here

Apprenticeships ‘must change to suit 21st-century workforce’

Aug 16, 2016

Current apprenticeship policies risk failing to achieve the Government’s aim of delivering three million apprenticeship starts by the end of parliament, and need to be improved in order to provide the next generation of the workforce with the right skills. ... more or comment here

Post-Brexit pay growth will be ‘dwarfed’ by damage to the economy

Aug 16, 2016

Any pay increases arising from reduced migration will be outweighed by damage to the UK economy following the Brexit vote, according to research by the Resolution Foundation. ... more or comment here

Two-thirds of candidates provide false information in their applications

Aug 15, 2016

Nearly two-thirds of job applications made in the first half of 2016 contained errors, with candidates more likely to include inaccuracies around their employment history than any other aspect of their background. ... more or comment here

Recruitment Business Awards 2016 nominations announced

Aug 11, 2016

The nominations for the 2016 Recruitment Business Awards have been announced, and they include some of the biggest names in the recruitment and agency worlds. ... more or comment here 1 comment

Randstad to acquire Monster Worldwide in $429m deal

Aug 9, 2016

Monster Worldwide has announced it is to be acquired by HR services provider Randstad in a deal that values the business at approximately $429 million. ... more or comment here