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Employers planning recruitment drive despite Brexit fears

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Employers planning recruitment drive despite Brexit fears

Nine in ten businesses are planning to add to their workforces next year, despite concerns about the impact Brexit will have on the UK economy. That’s according to in-house recruitment support specialist, JVP Group, whose Business Barometer surveyed 100 SMEs in England and Wales on their confidence, current view on Brexit negotiations and recruitment plans […]

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Recruitment evolution combines data science with a ‘human touch’

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Recruitment evolution combines data science with a ‘human touch’

Developments in data, machine learning, predictive analytics and digital technology have transformed the way organisations access and recruit much-needed talent. That’s according to recruitment experts Hays plc, whose new report Recruitment Remodelled examines the evolution of the recruitment industry, where the traditional human-centric skills of matching candidates with organisations are now working hand-in-hand with data […]

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Calls made for more protection of gig economy workers

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Calls made for more protection of gig economy workers

In light of Uber losing the appeal over its drivers’ working status, businesses and employees are calling on the UK government to provide more protection for those working in the gig economy. In a survey of nearly 5,000 workers and over 100 businesses by jobs board totaljobs, 90% of employees and 87% of employers said […]

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IR35 ‘Off-Payroll’ rules may be extended to the private sector

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IR35 ‘Off-Payroll’ rules may be extended to the private sector

Following changes to public sector IR35 legislation in April this year, recent government statements have suggested that the new rules may be extended to the private sector.   With the autumn budget now just a week away, the government’s financial secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride recently told the Financial Times newspaper that his department […]

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Gap revealed between candidate and employer interview prep

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Gap revealed between candidate and employer interview prep

New research from totaljobs has revealed that three-quarters of interviewers will check candidate’s social media as part of their interview preparation. However, this is not aligned with the expectations of candidates, as only a third (36%) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online. Totaljobs surveyed 8,599 candidates and […]

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Employers, recruiters and policymakers need to wake up to labour market challenges – REC

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Employers, recruiters and policymakers need to wake up to labour market challenges – REC

British employers need to act now to improve the way they source, engage and nurture their workforce if they are to avoid rising skills shortages and further declines in productivity and competitiveness over the next seven years. At the same time, government policy must be geared to prepare for ‘seismic’ changes in the world of […]

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UK labour market remains strong despite wage stagnation

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

UK labour market remains strong despite wage stagnation

Despite the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealing that unemployment levels remain the lowest they have been since 1975, workers are still facing a squeeze from subdued pay. That’s according to Ian Brinkley, Acting Chief Economist at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. He said: “The latest […]

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‘Grow-your-own’ talent initiatives on the rise

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

‘Grow-your-own’ talent initiatives on the rise

Businesses are increasingly harnessing their own emerging talent to mitigate against ongoing skill shortages. That’s according to an analysis by global talent acquisition and management firm, Alexander Mann Solutions. The organisation has reported a rise in firms implementing or scaling up existing internship, apprenticeship and graduate schemes to safeguard against future skills shortages in an […]

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Future opportunities in UK biotech ‘look bright’—APSCo

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Future opportunities in UK biotech ‘look bright’—APSCo

The number of new job openings within biotech increased by more than a third (36.1%) during the year ending 31st August 2017, says the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This is even though overall vacancies within the life sciences sector dipped by 5.2% during the same period. The news comes following reports from the […]

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Boom in AI jobs in Britain

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Main News Section, News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Boom in AI jobs in Britain

The number of jobs in artificial intelligence (AI) in the UK has risen dramatically in the last three years, according to job site Indeed. Since 2014, the number of available AI roles in Britain has increased by 485%, representing a significant spike in demand for employees with the appropriate skills for these jobs. Yet Indeed’s […]

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