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Pimlico Plumbers worker wins Supreme Court battle

By Jo Faragher on 13 Jun 2018 in Gig economy, Latest News, Personnel Today, Employment contracts Gary Smith leaves the Supreme Court after the judgment was handed down Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images In a key gig economy case decision, the Supreme Court has decided that a plumber who brought a case against his former employer […]

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Employment stays at record levels, unemployment also falls

The number of people in work in the UK remains at record levels, according to official data. Released by the Office for National Statistics this morning, the data reveals in the quarter to April the number of people in employment reached a record high of 32.3m –remaining at a record high of 75.6% for a […]

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Skill shortages drive fastest wage growth for three years

Wages on the rise as employers are forced to up pay due to strong jobs market and growing skills shortages Average wages rose by 2.9pc in the 12 months to March The ONS has revealed a wage growth of 2.9pc in the 12 months to March, representing an acceleration from 2.8pc in February, and comes […]

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Industry gives cautious reaction to unemployment fall

Unemployment has fallen to levels not seen since the year Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac, Microsoft was founded and Monty Python and the Holy Grail hit cinemas. According to Office for National Statistics figures for the quarter to February 2018, unemployment fell by 16,000 to 1.42m – the lowest since the three months to May […]

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Employers Bugbears – CV Library finds out what irks employers

Research from CV-Library has found two thirds (62.6 per cent) of employers find their employees frustrating from time-to-time. In fact, the number one bugbear for over half (54.2 per cent) of UK employers was their staff turning up to work late. CV-Library surveyed 200 employers and explored the habits of UK professionals that drive their […]

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Vacancies Increase

CV-Library data gives insight into candidate market. Figures from CV-Library suggest job vacancies have increased with their own numbers going up by 7.6 per cent across the UK last month. The data explored fluctuations in pay, jobs and applications throughout March and the findings suggest that businesses across the nation were feeling confident last month. […]

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Five interview questions you should be asking

Ever thought about how much a bad hire could cost your company? Aside from salary, potential outgoings on new staff, include hiring costs, training fees and even IT and maintenance payments. And that’s before we bring time-to-hire and the cost of poor work into the equation. In fact, recent studies have estimated that the cost […]

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Bad grammar and a limp handshake: are these the signs you’ve picked the wrong applicant?

What do recruiters really want? Whatever your area of expertise, when it comes to job applications and interviews, it seems some ‘pet peeves’ are universal. Whether it’s a stock CV phrase or an interview bugbear, most hiring managers know exactly what they like and what they don’t like. We recently asked over 300 recruiters to […]

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Flexible Working Makes Jobs More Attractive, say UK Employees

Three quarters of UK employees say that the option of working flexibly would make a job more attractive to them, while nearly a third would prefer flexible working to a pay rise, according to a new study. The research, conducted by Powwownow, found that 75% of workers would favour a job that gives their employees the […]

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Over Half of UK Professionals Place a ‘Good Salary’ as their TOP Career Priority

January saw application rates soar by a staggering 83.6% across the UK, suggesting that many job hunters are on the lookout for their next opportunity. With this in mind, CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, sought to reveal what professionals value most in a job, with a good salary (58.1%) and friendly colleagues (48.2%) […]

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