News / Recruitment


'Passive' candidates perform better in new roles

Hywel Roberts, 17 Apr 2014

Passive candidates, those not proactively seeking to move jobs, outperform active candidates when hired,...


HR urged to 'steal shamelessly' from marketing to attract talent

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

HR and resourcing teams should take advantage of customer marketing teams' far larger budgets for recruitment...


A third of young people would consider careers in engineering

Hywel Roberts, 11 Apr 2014

A study of young people aged 12 to 25 suggests almost one third (32%) see engineering as a potential...

REC welcomes Government crackdown on illegal workers

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

The Home Office has announced reforms in an attempt to stop employers exploiting vulnerable workers....

Talent mismatch costs UK companies more than £1bn

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Businesses from all the major economies, including the UK, are losing billions of pounds through recruitment...

REC launches good recruitment campaign

Arvind Hickman, 08 Apr 2014

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has today launched the Good Recruitment Campaign in...

Small business forum welcomes proposals to better prepare jobseekers for employment

Hywel Roberts, 08 Apr 2014

A forum for small and medium-sized businesses has reacted largely positively to Iain Duncan-Smith's plans...

Shadow justice minister: 'I'd favour contractors that offer opportunities to ex-offenders'

Arvind Hickman, 02 Apr 2014

A Labour government would "favour" contractors that provide employment opportunities to ex-offenders...

Are interviews necessary in recruitment?

Hywel Roberts, 27 Mar 2014

Experts are divided over whether interviews are always necessary in the recruitment process, a London...

UK near bottom of employee engagement ranking

Hywel Roberts, 26 Mar 2014

A survey of more than 7,000 employees across 20 countries suggests UK employees have some of the lowest...

Reliance on recruitment intuition harms diversity

Hywel Roberts, 26 Mar 2014

Managers are increasingly turning their back on recruitment tools such as psychometrics and relying on...

Companies not providing adequate support for internal hires

Hywel Roberts, 26 Mar 2014

Managers are not offering enough support to new executives hired internally, assuming they require less...

One in five FTSE 100 board members are women

Katie Jacobs, 26 Mar 2014

Women now account for 20.7% of FTSE 100 executive board members, an increase from 12.5% in 2011, a Cranfield...

Contractor salaries in South East reach three times national average

Hywel Roberts, 24 Mar 2014

Pay for contractors in the South East and other big financial centres of the UK is significantly higher...

Young, 'hidden' talent could help plug skills gap, says O2 HRD

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

A report from the Local Government Association (LGA) suggests that almost a third of workers could be...

Interest 'spikes' after national apprenticeship week

Hywel Roberts, 12 Mar 2014

Both employers and young people are showing increased interest in apprenticeships after the Government...

Flooding 'kickstarts' employment growth in construction, utilities sectors

Hywel Roberts, 11 Mar 2014

Work created by the effects of widespread flooding in the UK this year has seen the construction sector...

Candidate availability falls at sharpest rate in 10 years

Hywel Roberts, 10 Mar 2014

A report on the UK labour market has shown the pool of candidates for employers to choose from is in...

Companies need to broaden language on diversity, says EY

Hywel Roberts, 10 Mar 2014

A disproportionate focus on gender in the diversity debate means other areas risk falling behind, says...

Employment growth in manufacturing down to sector having ‘permission to be cool again’, says BAE MD

Hywel Roberts, 04 Mar 2014

The UK manufacturing industry enjoyed its highest employment growth since May 2011 in February, according...

In this issue: April 2014
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Legal aliens: It's law, but not as we know it - would you seek counsel from a big brand?

Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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