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How to avoid common interview mistakes – Clients this is for you!

Sponsored by Workopolis: Job seekers are not the only ones trying to make an impression during a job interview. Hiring managers and recruiters are also on the spot, and without realizing it, you might be turning off talented candidates. Have you noticed people turning down job offers or second interviews? You might be making some very […]

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How to Decide Between Two Quality Candidates

About the author: Phil Sheridan is the managing director for Robert Half International’s UK operations High-quality talent is hard to come by. If you’re lucky enough to have two equally qualified candidates competing for the same role, you’ll need to act fast if you’re going to secure your top choice. Before you begin to look at new […]

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Future of Jobs Revealed – REC report shows ‘seismic’ change

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) have published a report which calls on British employers to act now to improve the way they source, engage and nurture their workforce. The Future of Jobs suggests that if they are to avoid rising skills shortages and further declines in productivity and competitiveness over the next seven years […]

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Unemployment remains at record levels low despite Brexit uncertainty

UK unemployment remains at record levels, according to official data released by the Office for National Statistics this morning. The data reveals UK unemployment fell by 52,000 in the quarter June-to-August to 1.4m, resulting in the jobless rate being unchanged at 4.3% from the previous quarter – remaining at its lowest level since 1975. Meanwhile, […]

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Salaries up over 3% in recruitment in September, CV-Library reveals

Salaries increased by 3.8% in recruitment in September, according to CV-Library, which compared its data from September 2017 with data from the same period in 2016. The statistics show that wages saw an impressive increase in many UK sectors, with retail also seeing a small month-on-month increase of 0.5% in September.  The industry was named one […]

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Full Employment Intensifies Skills Challenge for Employers

Commenting on the publication of labour market statistics by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which shows that the employment rate reached 75.3 per cent in the three months to July, the highest level since records began in 1971, Recruitment & Employment Confederation chief executive Kevin Green says: “Businesses continue to hire despite economic and […]

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Jobs market lags behind demand for flexible working

Employees’ desire for flexible working far exceeds companies’ capacity to offer it, a report published today has found. According to the new study, from recruitment, analysis and consultancy firm Timewise, less than one in 10 jobs paying at least £20,000 full-time equivalent are advertised as being open to flexible working options. This has left the […]

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What employees expect from work in 2017

Reports show that by 2020 millennials will make up a third of the global workforce Instant Offices take a look in to what members of this digital generation really look for in a career.   The ManpowerGroup, whose job is to find work for 3.4 million people, about half of whom are millennials, surveyed the […]

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The 10 biggest job interview mistakes

To increase your chance of landing your dream job, brushing up on your interview technique will be in your favour.  If you are repeatedly being turned down for roles that you have the skills and qualifications for, you could be guilty of committing of these common interview mistakes. The Telegraph enlisted the help of their Human Resources department […]

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Poor Productivity keeping earnings down

Figures published  by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the demand for labour remains strong, which includes a relatively high share of permanent, full-time jobs. However, the CIPD today warns that poor productivity growth remains the underlying reason why earnings remain stuck around the 2% mark. The latest monthly figures show that the […]

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