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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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Older Workers Crucial to Future of UK Economy – Calls for Greater Equality and Opportunities for Over 50s

Ensuring older workers are able to stay in good-quality employment is essential to the future of the UK economy and will relieve pressure on public finances, according to a new report by the Centre for Ageing Better. While overall numbers of workers aged over 50 have increased in the last decade – due in part to the baby boomers entering this age cohort and a greater number of women in work – there is still a sharp decline in economic participation rates after the […]

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All University Students Must Gain Leadership Skills, says New Employability Report

    Nathan Kitto , 6th March 2018 New research published has found that employers now want all higher education students to enter work with practical management and leadership skills – not just those graduating with business and management degrees. The Chartered Management Institute’s 21st Century Leaders report, published with the Chartered Association of Business Schools […]

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Most employers say applicants should disclose pregnancy

Six in 10 employers (59%) believe a woman should have to reveal she is pregnant during the recruitment process, according to research published today. Almost half (46%) of employers agree that it is reasonable to ask women if they have young children during the recruitment process, and a similar proportion (44%) believe that women should work […]

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Number in employment reaches record high

There are a record 810,000 vacancies in the economy at any one time This is a rise of 415,000 compared to last year’s figures Official figures released show that the employment rate is at a joint record high of 75.3%, with a record 32.2 million people in work. The figures, released by the Office for […]

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Slow feedback cited as biggest turn off in recruitment process

Research from Robert Half UK suggests UK businesses could be missing out on top talent because they are alienating candidates with poor communication and long hiring practices. A poll of 1,000 jobseekers found that the biggest frustration for candidates is slow feedback from prospective employers about their progress through the application process. This was cited […]

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