News / Recruitment


Sharp rise in false education claims on CVs

Hywel Roberts, 21 May 2014

The number of CVs with inaccurate details about applicants’ education has increased by more than a...


Hot topic: youth unemployment and a lost generation, part 2

Lizzie Crowley, 21 May 2014

In part two of this discussion, Lizzie Crowley, head of youth unemployment programmes at the Work Foundation...


Hot topic: is youth unemployment scarring a generation?

Tanith Dodge, 20 May 2014

A recent House of Lords committee claimed that high levels of youth unemployment is creating a ‘scarred’...

Hiring restricted by skills shortage

Hywel Roberts, 20 May 2014

Concerns about a lack of available talent are holding back UK employers looking to expand, according...

SMEs five times more likely to hire than large corporates

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Small employers are almost five times more likely to increase their workforce in the next quarter than...

Scotland and Wales lead increase in graduate vacancies

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Graduate vacancies have risen by 11% compared to this time last year, with Scotland, the East Midlands...

Public sector employers struggling to fill roles and retain talent

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Public sector organisations are increasingly having to fend off private sector companies looking to hire...

Public sector workers may relocate as wages stagnate

Hywel Roberts, 12 May 2014

Almost half (48%) of public sector employees would consider moving to secure a new role, according to...

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...

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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