News / Recruitment


Unemployment falls to lowest rate for six years

Hywel Roberts, 17 Dec 2014

UK unemployment fell by 63,000 to 1.96 million in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest...


Unfilled board positions putting strain on NHS

Hywel Roberts, 12 Dec 2014

One-third of all NHS providers have at least one unfilled board position, affecting staff morale and...


Employers urged to upskill employees for sustainability

Hywel Roberts, 11 Dec 2014

Business should be upskilling current employees to deal with "urgent" sustainability challenges, according...

Three-quarters of HR professionals work on commute

Hywel Roberts, 11 Dec 2014

Around three-quarters (76%) of HR professionals work on the commute to and from their jobs, according...

Piccolo claims top IRP award

Arvind Hickman, 09 Dec 2014

The recruitment sector has helped more than 630,000 people find a permanent new job and 1.1 million into...

Green urges politicians to support skills agenda in election run-up

Arvind Hickman, 09 Dec 2014

Politicians need to fix the education system, cut down on needless regulation and stop threatening to...

Employers ‘can’t afford to ignore anybody’ when recruiting

Hywel Roberts, 09 Dec 2014

Businesses looking for talent can’t rule out candidates without qualifications, or experience not readily...

Growth of permanent placements drops to 18-month low

Hywel Roberts, 05 Dec 2014

The number of permanent placements increased in November but at the slowest rate for 18 months, according...

Poor employability skills holding back entry-level jobseekers

Arvind Hickman, 27 Nov 2014

Employers are failing to fill entry-level positions despite a surplus of talent, according to research...

Advertised vacancies outnumber jobseekers for first time since recession

Hywel Roberts, 25 Nov 2014

The number of advertised roles in the UK jumped above the number of active jobseekers in October for...

HR must be “confident and assertive” to improve candidate experience

Hywel Roberts, 25 Nov 2014

HR and recruitment professionals must be assertive in conversations about the recruitment process to...

British businesses looking to expand abroad

HR Editorial, 19 Nov 2014

A sixth of British businesses plan to expand operations into Europe in the next two years, the latest...

Only 7% of employers use social media for recruitment

Katie Jacobs, 13 Nov 2014

Only 7% of employers have used social media to recruit, with word of mouth and personal recommendation...

Plumbing qualifications more employable than law degrees, say parents

Hywel Roberts, 12 Nov 2014

More than half of parents (57%) rate young people with plumbing qualifications as "very employable",...

Women uncomfortable discussing maternity benefits

Hywel Roberts, 12 Nov 2014

Female employees are reluctant to discuss maternity benefits with their employers in case it implies...

‘Candidate confidence’ on the up as 61% of employees plan to move jobs

Katie Jacobs, 11 Nov 2014

‘Candidate confidence’ is increasing, with 61% of employees saying they plan to move jobs in the...

Party leaders set out manifesto for business

Hywel Roberts, 11 Nov 2014

Yesterday's CBI conference gave the world of business and employment a rare opportunity to see all three...

Whitepaper calls on HR professionals to embrace big data

Hywel Roberts, 05 Nov 2014

HR professionals risk falling behind the curve if they do not use big data effectively, according to...

'Meaningful opportunities' needed for disabled graduates

Hywel Roberts, 03 Nov 2014

Only talking about policies for disabled graduates is "not good enough" and employers should be taking...

'Rush to recruit' leads to drop in productivity

Hywel Roberts, 29 Oct 2014

Employers recruiting larger numbers of new staff following the financial crash have put UK workplace...

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