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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...

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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...

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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...

Bring ‘untraditional’ people to HR, says Appirio SVP

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

Bringing in people you wouldn’t normally associate with HR roles from other parts of the business is...

Professional wage growth to extend into 2015

Hywel Roberts, 23 Oct 2014

Wage growth in professional services roles is set to continue into 2015, according to research by professional...

Employers struggling to hire Christmas drivers, says REC

Hywel Roberts, 22 Oct 2014

Many businesses are not able to hire enough drivers for the Christmas period according to the latest...

BT to create 500 engineering roles

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

BT has today announced it intends to create 500 more engineering roles as part of its Openreach arm....

Half of CEOs subjected to ‘fewer checks than graduates’

Hywel Roberts, 16 Oct 2014

Almost half (45%) of HR directors admit they know of companies where potential CEOs go through fewer...

Ban the box ‘part of wider diversity agenda’, says Carillion HRD

Hywel Roberts, 15 Oct 2014

A decision not to remove those with a criminal record at the application stage is part of a wider effort...

'Misconceptions' prevent food and drink industry attracting STEM skills

Hywel Roberts, 10 Oct 2014

The food and drink sector is struggling to fill its technical roles due to a lack of understanding around...

European Games solves recruitment challenge

Hywel Roberts, 10 Oct 2014

The leadership team organising the inaugural European Games is being recruited on a “one degree of...

In this issue: October 2014
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One giant leap: Business, government and education must step up to avoid a skills crisis

 

Icing on the cake: Gregg's talent recipe

 

Behind the story: Rebuilding trust at News UK

 

Beyond appraisals: Fixing performance management

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