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Number of HR jobs up 15% nationwide

Hywel Roberts, 09 May 2014

The number of HR jobs advertised in the UK rose by 15% in Q1 of this year, compared to the last quarter...


A fifth of employees fail to pass probation

Hywel Roberts, 09 May 2014

Employers are either terminating contracts or extending probation periods for 18% of new starters, according...


Drop in candidate availability is driving up salaries

Hywel Roberts, 09 May 2014

The pool of potential employees continues to fall at an alarming rate, forcing companies to offer higher...

Automotive sector enjoys popularity surge in the UK

Hywel Roberts, 07 May 2014

Half of British employees now see the automotive industry as an attractive area to work in, according...

Female graduates reluctant to apply for male-dominated sectors

Hywel Roberts, 02 May 2014

The number of female graduates looking to enter male dominated industries has shown no significant increase...

Employment experts divided over zero-hours contracts figures

Hywel Roberts, 01 May 2014

The news that there are now 1.4 million UK workers on zero-hours contracts has brought a mixed reaction...

Vacancies up but salaries down, research finds

Hywel Roberts, 29 Apr 2014

Job vacancies in the UK are rising, but the average advertised salary has decreased by £1,800 in the...

Mixed reaction to Miliband's zero-hours contracts plans

Hywel Roberts, 28 Apr 2014

Professional bodies representing businesses and employees have given a mixed response to Ed Miliband's...

A third of people considering new jobs in 2014

Hywel Roberts, 25 Apr 2014

Salary dissatisfaction and the lure of better conditions elsewhere means a high number of employees are...

'Astounding' growth of micro-businesses drives UK recruitment

Hywel Roberts, 24 Apr 2014

Micro-businesses, those that employ up to ten people, are leading a new wave of recruitment in the private...

'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...

In this issue: October 2014
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Grow influence: Who has made the HR Most Influential 2014 lists? We reveal all inside

Looking good: Beautiful HR at Estee Lauder

Back to the drawing board: Is HR more art than science?

Forward thinking: Futureproof your technology strategy



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