2017 PPMA Awards winners announced

Apr 28, 2017

The Public Sector People Managers Association (PPMA) has handed out its Excellence in People Management Awards for 2017, which celebrate best practice in all areas of HR in the public sector. ... more or comment here

2017 PPMA Awards winners announced

Brexit. Good news or bad news for Higher Education?

Apr 27, 2017

As we move towards exiting the EU, we explore what the Government is thinking about when it comes to Higher Education ... more or comment here

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Agency Bites

Apr 25, 2017

With the chocolate-fest that is Easter now just a distant bellyache and lots of us a little heavier after the short break, the industry continues to remain buoyant. Check out what agencies across the nation are up to in our round up of news, people moves and more... ... more or comment here

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In these uncertain times, what’s happening to executive pay levels?

Apr 27, 2017

The verdict’s in. Analysis by PwC of the first 40 FTSE 100 companies suggests pay levels are falling in real terms ... more or comment here 1 comment

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Employer Brand Management Awards 2017 winners announced

Apr 26, 2017

The winners of the 2017 Employer Brand Management Awards were announced last night, with Tonic taking home the evening’s Grand Prix of employer brand management. ... more or comment here

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Brexit: UK business rejects need for major change to employment laws

Apr 26, 2017

A survey by GQ Employment Law, recognised as a leader in the field by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, has found that the majority of UK businesses reject the need for any major change to employment laws post-Brexit. ... more or comment here

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Students should not have to worry about graduate employment while at university, outgoing head of UCAS says

Apr 25, 2017

University students should not feel compelled to get a job until six months after graduating, the outgoing head of UCAS has said as she warned against the “obsession” with careers. ... more or comment here

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TARGETjobs awards recognise the undergraduates of the year 2017

Apr 24, 2017

TARGETjobs held its 2017 Undergraduate of the Year Awards last week at the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, where 120 of the country’s outstanding students gathered to find out who had won awards across 12 categories. ... more or comment here

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Tender: High Speed Two (Hs2) Ltd

Apr 25, 2017

HS2 Ltd is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide Inclusive Recruitment Review services. ... more or comment here

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Number of UK tech jobs continues to grow

Apr 26, 2017

New analysis carried out by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the global IT industry body, reveals that the UK technology jobs market got off to a strong start in 2017. ... more or comment here

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Positive growth for UK job market in Q1

Apr 24, 2017

CV Library’s job market report reveals total job applications, vacancies and average salaries all rose in the first quarter of 2017. ... more or comment here

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Morgan McKinley: "the city of London is thriving"

Apr 25, 2017

According to Morgan McKinley’s latest London Employment Monitor, and bucking post-Brexit expectations, the City of London is thriving. ... more or comment here

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UK’s top five in demand "green" jobs

Apr 21, 2017

According to data released today by Indeed, to coincide with Earth Day, three of the five most in demand ‘green’ jobs pay more than the average UK salary. ... more or comment here

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Coking to retire

Apr 18, 2017

After some 49 years working in the Recruitment Advertising industry, Ray Coking is to retire in June this year. ... more or comment here 21 comments

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Milkround partners with UpRising to host event for graduates

Apr 20, 2017

Milkround partnered with UpRising, a youth leadership development organisation, to host an employability event at their Southwark headquarters on 11th April, 2017. ... more or comment here

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GEDC Airbus Diversity Award - call for entries

Apr 21, 2017

Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), are calling for nominations for this year’s ‘Airbus Diversity Award’. ... more or comment here

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Competition for candidates heats up

Apr 19, 2017

According to the REC’s latest JobsOutlook survey, 42% of employers experiencing difficulty recruiting candidates have increased the salary on offer in order to compete. ... more or comment here

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UK skills crisis under the CIPD spotlight

Apr 19, 2017

New CIPD report lays bare the extent to which the UK is bottom of the class on key international measures, citing that the UK is sleepwalking into a low-value, low-skills economy post-Brexit. ... more or comment here

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Survey suggests gig economy jobs not the future of the workforce

Apr 19, 2017

Research by Glassdoor has found that while there has been a 14% increase in the number of gig-style roles, more than three quarters of the UK workforce would prefer permanent employment. ... more or comment here

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Ri5 Profile: Sophie Meaney

Apr 13, 2017

Sophie is Managing Director, Consulting Solutions & Strategic Development at Amberjack. If you were a client, you’d get to choose the restaurant to hear tales of rescues at sea. ... more or comment here

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New Scientist sale

Apr 19, 2017

Reed Business Information (RBI) has sold its New Scientist magazine to Kingston Acquisitions Ltd ... more or comment here

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IET guide outlines how employers can address skills shortages

Apr 12, 2017

At a time when skills shortages present the main challenge in many sectors, a new guide from the IET and Prospect proposes that employers should prioritise supporting returners to STEM in their workforce strategy. ... more or comment here

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Monster thinking on programmatic

Apr 11, 2017

Monster will be hosting Monster Thinking | Programmatic: Buzzword or the Future of Recruitment, an afternoon discussion on all things programmatic with industry experts. ... more or comment here

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CIPD People Management Awards open for entries

Apr 11, 2017

The 2017 CIPD People Management Awards are in their 21st year and are now open for entries across all 19 categories. ... more or comment here

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Men more confident than women about career success in 2017

Apr 12, 2017

According to research carried out by job search engine, Adzuna, around a third of the UK workforce plan to actively secure extra pay AND a promotion in 2017. ... more or comment here

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Scott Edgar Reunion

Apr 10, 2017

A Scott Edgar 30th anniversary reunion has been arranged for Tuesday 9th May. ... more or comment here 1 comment

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Ri5 Fantasy Football update

Apr 11, 2017

With six game weeks to go and an Easter weekend looming, the top of the Ri5 Fantasy Football table is looking tight. ... more or comment here

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UCAS names new Chief Executive

Apr 5, 2017

Professor Sir Steve Smith, UCAS Chair, has announced that Clare Marchant will succeed Mary Curnock Cook as UCAS Chief Executive on 3rd July, 2017. ... more or comment here

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The Ri5 profile: Dan Birmingham, Talent Works International

Apr 3, 2017

Dan is Creative Director at Talent Works, where he leads a team of Art Directors, Copywriters, Motion Graphics Specialists, Digital Designers and Web Developers based in both the UK and the US. ... more or comment here 2 comments

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Op-ed: Julie Towers

Apr 5, 2017

Thoughts from Julie Towers, Managing Director, Penna, on recruiting ... more or comment here

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PPMA awards 2017 shortlist revealed

Apr 5, 2017

The shortlist for the Annual PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards 2017 were announced at an event at The Guardian ... more or comment here

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UK employers unprepared for gender pay gap reporting

Apr 3, 2017

With new legislation set to come into force in the new financial year, totaljobs are reporting that around a third of employers are still failing to review salaries in terms of gender to safeguard against discrimination and 82% have no plans to carry out a review. ... more or comment here

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Penna puts VR at the heart of immersive assessment

Apr 3, 2017

Penna is using virtual reality (VR) as part of a revolutionary immersive assessment centre experience for a public sector client. ... more or comment here 3 comments

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BigChoice Group appoints new Head of Consumer Brands

Apr 5, 2017

BigChoice Group has appointed Gerry Nixon to the role of Head of Consumer Brands at The National Student. ... more or comment here 1 comment

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The gig economy: it's not all rock'n'roll

Apr 6, 2017

Research by ADP, one of the world’s leading providers of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, reveals that while employees across Europe are ready to embrace the gig economy, the appetite for this type of freelance work varies dramatically from region to region. ... more or comment here

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TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017 winners announced

Mar 31, 2017

The winners of the 2017 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards were announced last night, with Allen & Overy the evening’s big winner. ... more or comment here

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Research highlights impact of discrimination in promotion decisions

Mar 30, 2017

A fifth of UK employees say they have felt discriminated against in promotion decisions, according to research by Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna. ... more or comment here

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Blackbridge appoints new creative director

Mar 29, 2017

Blackbridge has announced the appointment of AJ Ferriter as its new creative director. ... more or comment here 3 comments

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Up to a quarter of new hires leave within six months

Mar 28, 2017

Retaining new recruits is a key issue for the vast majority of organisations, with executives saying between one in ten and a quarter of new hires leave within the first six months. ... more or comment here

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The Month in HE

Mar 28, 2017

Welcome to our round-up of the latest news and announcements from the world of graduate and early-years talent ... more or comment here

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 launched

Mar 27, 2017

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 have been launched, with the application site now open for entries. ... more or comment here

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Media Bites

Mar 22, 2017

Welcome to our round-up of news and announcements from the media world. ... more or comment here

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Candidate shortages threaten job market ‘feel good factor’

Mar 22, 2017

Half of employers anticipate a shortage of candidates to fill permanent jobs, according to the latest Jobs Outlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). ... more or comment here

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‘Jargon-filled’ job descriptions prevent young people from applying for jobs

Mar 21, 2017

Confusing, jargon-filled job descriptions are a major barrier for young job seekers and prevent them from applying for their first roles, according to a study from Business in the Community (BITC) and the City & Guilds Group. ... more or comment here 2 comments

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