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Helen Stacey celebrates 30 years in Recruitment

Aspire Jobs are excited to announce that Managing Director, Helen Stacey, is celebrating 30 years in recruitment, with plans to mark the occasion with a celebratory drinks reception later this month. Helen started her career in 1988 working for Alfred Marks, before co-founding Smart Recruitment in 1999, which, with the help of her two business […]

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Managing sudden immigration changes

Last week home secretary Priti Patel said she was planning to end freedom of movement for EU nationals as soon as the UK leaves the European Union – in just nine weeks’ time – which sparked outcry among campaign groups and business bodies. Simon Kenny looks at the steps employers should take to prepare for […]

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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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84% of people want businesses to adopt flexible working

84% of people call for businesses to be more flexible with the working day One in seven admitted to leaving work early without telling their boss, even if work is incomplete 73% of managers say their team would be more productive if given an early finish   Flexible working is highly valued by UK workers. […]

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Exam Results: Recruiters have their say

In an eBoss exclusive, we asked businesses on the front line of recruitment whether exams still play a part in a candidate’s career prospects. This week, around 300,000 teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their A and AS level exam results. While the overall passing rate remained fairly consistent with previous years, there […]

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Low-skilled labour supply down by a third in two years

The number of people applying for each role continues to fall – particularly for low-skilled roles – according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD. Among 2,100 employers surveyed by the CIPD and Adecco, the median number of applications for low-skilled posts fell from 24 in 2017 to just 16 in June 2019. […]

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Wage growth fastest in 11 years

Wages are growing at their fastest rate for 11 years, according to official figures released today. The Office for National Statistics said that wage growth reached 3.9% for regular pay excluding bonuses in the year to June. Including bonuses, weekly earnings grew 3.7%. “It appears as though impending Brexit decisions are slowing down the economy […]

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Study reveals most appreciated perks among workers.

A study of 2,315 UK workers published in the Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox has placed extracurricular clubs (97.57) and a pool table (92.03) in the top two spots for best perk of a job. Interestingly, sports-based perks also proved popular amongst those surveyed – with ping pong tables (89.38) and office sports teams […]

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Acas chief: What will employees look for from work in 2019?

Faced with an uncertain economy and little control over external events, employees seek fairness and “good work”. Susan Clews, the new chief executive of conciliation service Acas, takes us through the findings of its latest poll. Employment relations is never going to grab the headlines in the same way that ‘industrial action’ might. But as […]

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Unemployment rate remains at 4.0%

Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between July to September 2018 and October to December 2018, the number of people in work increased, while the number of unemployed people and the number of people aged from 16 to 64 years not working and not seeking nor available to work (economically inactive) both fell. […]

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