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IT security staff in high demand

Becky Frith, 01 Sep 2015

Almost half (47%) of UK chief information officers (CIOs) expect to appoint additional IT security personnel...

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Jobseekers facing "heavy and unconscious bias"

Becky Frith, 26 Aug 2015

Jobseekers face heavy and unconscious bias in the selection process, according to research from the CIPD....

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Competition for jobs falls to record low

Becky Frith, 25 Aug 2015

Competition for jobs has fallen to a new record low, according to research from Adzuna.

Hiring managers recall most memorable CV blunders

Becky Frith, 21 Aug 2015

More than half of employers (56%) have caught a candidate lying on their CV according to research from...

'Boot camp' initiative to get young jobseekers into work

Becky Frith, 18 Aug 2015

A ‘boot camp’ to get young unemployed people work-ready has been announced by David Cameron’s 'earn...

Employee referrals more likely to result in successful hires

Becky Frith, 18 Aug 2015

Sourcing candidates through employee referrals is more likely to lead to a successful job match, according...

Government must engage SMEs when developing apprenticeship schemes

Becky Frith, 17 Aug 2015

The government must do more to engage with SMEs (small and medium enterprises) on technology apprenticeships,...

Candidates prefer game-based assessments to traditional recruitment tests

Becky Frith, 13 Aug 2015

Candidates largely prefer game-based assessments to traditional recruitment tests, according to research...

Employers turning to young talent to plug skills gaps

Becky Frith, 10 Aug 2015

UK employers are increasingly turning to young talent to plug skills gaps, according to research from...

Technology firms should focus on 'raw talent' rather than experience

Becky Frith, 10 Aug 2015

Technology companies should focus on raw talent rather than experience in specific programmes, according...

Glassdoor trusted more than employers

Becky Frith, 03 Aug 2015

Online careers community Glassdoor is now a more trusted source of career information than employers...

Metrics enable better decisions around talent

Becky Frith, 27 Jul 2015

‘Time-to-hire’ is an almost universal key performance indicator (KPI), with 87% of businesses using...

Skills most important component of CV

Becky Frith, 21 Jul 2015

Skills, work experience and personal attributes on a CV are more important to managers than qualifications,...

Byron uses 'speed dating' to meet passive jobseekers

Becky Frith, 17 Jul 2015

High-end hamburger chain Byron has adopted a ‘speed dating’ approach to help it attract passive jobseekers....

Don't forget what it's like to be a candidate

Katie Jacobs, 13 Jul 2015

HR has forgotten what it’s like to be a candidate, former head of talent and resourcing at TalkTalk...

Consider all stakeholders in employer branding

Becky Frith, 10 Jul 2015

HR must consider a broad range of stakeholders when constructing an employer brand, according to a panel...

Graduates advised to shun London for the North

Becky Frith, 06 Jul 2015

Manchester is the best city for graduate opportunities, according to research from the Intergenerational...

Employers not recognising volunteering experience

Becky Frith, 03 Jul 2015

Employers are failing to recognise volunteering and social action experience during the recruitment process,...

Traditional hiring methods holding companies back from finding talent

Becky Frith, 02 Jul 2015

Traditional hiring methods could be holding companies back from finding top talent, according to a report...

Candidates choosing employer brand over salary, finds LinkedIn

Becky Frith, 26 Jun 2015

No amount of money could tempt half of UK workers (53%) to consider taking a role at a company with a...

In this issue: August 2015
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Stand and deliver: Fresh austerity measures are on the way – but can public sector HR seize the strategic opportunity?

Eureka moment: HR at engineering firm AMFW

Going for gold: Maintaining the Olympic legacy

On the money: Providing innovative rewards

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