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HR recruitment trends revealed

Jenny Roper, 27 Apr 2015

London’s HR sector has seen a 15% increase in the number of permanent roles compared with Q1 2014,...

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UK should learn from US on youth employment

Jenny Roper, 24 Apr 2015

The UK could learn from the US on improving opportunities for young people entering employment, according...

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Employers relaxed at coalition government prospect

Jenny Roper, 22 Apr 2015

The prospect of another coalition government after 7 May would have no impact on almost two-thirds (64%)...

Young professionals lack career prospect confidence

Rebecca Gowler, 09 Apr 2015

One in five (20%) UK 18- to 24-year-olds are not confident about their career prospects for 2015, according...

Discrimination of gay and lesbian jobseekers ‘commonplace’

Jenny Roper, 09 Apr 2015

Gay and lesbian jobseekers are 5% less likely to be offered a job interview than heterosexual applicants...

UK under-utilising degree-educated migrants

Rebecca Gowler, 08 Apr 2015

The UK is under-utilising degree-educated migrants, according to a recent Institute for Public Policy...

Female-owned businesses more attractive to millennials

Rebecca Gowler, 01 Apr 2015

Organisations can learn a lot about company culture from female-owned businesses, Mara Swan, ManpowerGroup...

Young people ill-prepared to secure jobs

Jenny Roper, 01 Apr 2015

Two-fifths (40%) of young people believe they are ill-equipped to get a full-time job as they lack practical...

AGR calls on future government to prepare young people for work

Rebecca Gowler, 27 Mar 2015

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) is calling on the future government to help employers, schools...

Numbers lying on CVs increase

Rebecca Gowler, 27 Mar 2015

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of CVs contain lies, a rise of 15% in the past decade, according to an analysis...

Less than half of graduates aren't prepared for work

Rebecca Gowler, 26 Mar 2015

Nearly half of graduates (47%) said they felt unprepared for work, according to a survey by Work Ready...

Sourcing global candidates requires a different approach, says Regus global recruitment director

Rebecca Gowler, 25 Mar 2015

Global candidates engage with technology in a different way to those in the UK, Nicky Ivory-Chapman,...

Apprenticeships help plug hospitality skills gap, says Whitbread head of education

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Mar 2015

Hospitality employers should use an apprenticeship strategy to support the sector’s future growth,...

Agency workers afraid of asserting employment rights

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Mar 2015

Agency workers are unaware of and afraid of asserting their employment rights, a study from Acas has...

YMCA calls for urgent inquiry into the effectiveness of Jobcentre Plus

Rebecca Gowler, 18 Mar 2015

The charity YMCA has called for an urgent inquiry into the effectiveness of the Jobcentre Plus service,...

Penguin Random House using Tumblr to attract young talent

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Mar 2015

Publishing company Penguin Random House UK is using microblogging and social networking platform Tumblr...

Disabled graduates fear discrimination

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Mar 2015

More than three-quarters (77%) of disabled graduates fear employers will discriminate against them, a...

Government announces £5 million investment to help SEND young people find work

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Mar 2015

The Department for Education has announced a £5 million investment in supporting young people with special...

Employers should have more influence over university programmes, say MPs

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Mar 2015

Four in 10 (40%) MPs believe employers should be given more influence over how universities are run and...

Number of unemployed young people from BAME communities up 50%

Rebecca Gowler, 11 Mar 2015

The number of unemployed young people from ethnic minorities has risen by almost 50% since 2010, according...

In this issue: April 2015
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Who is best for HR: The general election is only weeks away. What could it mean for HR?

When the price is right: Tullow Oil's HRD on the sector

Picture of health: Key NHS workforce issues

Perks of the job: Employee benefits – a special report

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