Volume recruitment

Permanent roles in UK job market down by 50%

Permanent roles in the UK job market were down by around 50% in the last week of March compared with the same week last year.

Over-50s could solve hospitality worker shortages

The hospitality sector’s labour shortage could be solved by midlife workers’ interest in the industry, according to research

Devolution could be the answer to regional jobs gaps

Devolution could allow Northern regions to catch up on disproportionate job growth in the South East, according to think tank Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) North

Using voice assistants in recruitment

What are the pros and cons of using voice assistants in the recruitment process?

Case study: Creating a tech talent pipeline at Capgemini

How the tech-focused consultancy and services firm continues to bring in the best talent against the backdrop of a growing technology skills shortage in the UK

Behind the scenes of the festive season

Retailers face unique challenges over the Christmas period related to hiring and training seasonal workers, preparing for ‘the rush’ and raised consumer expectations

Labour pledges to recruit 20,000 teachers

The Labour party has said it will recruit nearly 20,000 extra teachers over the next five years if it wins the general election next week

Harnessing the Amazon mindset in talent acquisition

Advancements in technology mean recruiters can target candidates with personalised communications and achieve higher candidate quality

Spending Review: Simply too little too late?

Large sums were promised for social care, teaching, policing and the NHS, but the reception has been lukewarm after a decade of cuts and austerity

'Alexa, help me get a job at McDonald’s...'

McDonald's has launched the world's first voice application process, to help attract curious but time-poor candidates from all walks of life

International case study: Youth employment at Webhelp

South Africa has an extremely high youth unemployment rate, but Webhelp is extending opportunities to this demographic with help from social enterprise Harambee

Boris Johnson's police recruitment plan too restrictive, warns HR community

?While experts welcome the new prime minister’s drive to recruit 20,000 police officers, there are concerns that the entry requirements will act as a barrier to some