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Telephone Interviews – A Serious Business

Recruiters reveal an alarming level of complacency by job applicants during important telephone interviews Distractions detract from telephone performance Going to the toilet, having a bath, eating a meal, walking a dog, breastfeeding a baby, arguing with a family member. These are all perfectly normal human activities; and they are all things that recruitment candidates have done during telephone interviews. A recent survey of nearly 800 recruitment and HR…

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Interview Tips…

Interviewing can be daunting for some and to do it with confidence requires preparation otherwise you can fall flat on your face! For those keen on giving a spectacular interview, here are a few helpful hints to make sure you give the best you can and get the job you want.   When you prepare for an interview, looking smart and having your CV is important but a few…

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Market News Feb 2015

UK wide there has been stronger growth of staff appointments… Permanent staff placements rose further in February. The rate of growth in appointments was marked and the fastest since last October…. …buoyed by improved demand for staff Vacancies available for people seeking employment continued to rise in February. Overall demand for staff rose at the strongest rate in four months, with both permanent and temporary workers seeing faster increases….

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Key Points from the January Employment Survey

Key points from the January survey: Permanent and temporary appointments rise, but rate of growth slows. Vacancies increase at stronger pace. Rate of decline in candidate availability moderates. Slower growth of staff appointments…   Permanent staff placements continued to rise in January, but the rate of expansion eased to a 20-month low. Temp billings growth moderated slightly to the least marked since October 2014. …despite accelerated rise in demand…

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Job Market Report For Dec 14

Key Points in Summary Growth of permanent placements eases to 18-month low Strong Salary Growth Further marked drop in staff availability Average earnings and Inflation, any improvement? In the world of staff appointments for November, the rate at which permanent roles are placed, rose at its slowest rate in 18 months. Several sources found they experienced a shortage of skilled candidates and slower client decision-making with this appearing worst…

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Key points from the October UK Labour market

Key points from the October UK labour market:   Permanent appointments growth still strong in October. Pay growth moderates Staff availability continues to decline markedly.   Growth of staff appointments eases… Permanent staff placements continued to rise in October, extending the current period of expansion to 25 months. However, the rate of expansion was the slowest since November 2013. Similarly, temporary/contract staff billings increased for an eighteenth successive month,…

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Slower growth of both placements and salaries in September

Permanent placements rise at slowest rate in ten months. Growth in starting salaries moderates to four-month low. Commenting on the latest survey results, Bernard Brown, Partner and Head of Business Services at KPMG, said: “Buoyancy is back in British businesses, with low and falling unemployment evident today and the promise of lower corporation tax rates, tomorrow. Combine the two and it would be easy to assume that the only…

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Employment law changes taking effect in October 2014

Employment law changes taking effect in October 2014 The following changes to employment law come into effect on 1 October 2014: 1.    The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 will increase the various national minimum wage (NMW) rates as follows: The adult rate for workers who are aged 21 and over will increase from £6.31 to £6.50 per hour. The youth development rate for 18 to 20 year…

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Vacancies Rise at Strongest Rate in Over 16 Years

Key points from the August survey:  Demand for staff increases at fastest pace since April 1998 Growth of staff appointments remains marked, despite easing Candidate shortages fuel strong pay growth. Growth of staff appointments eases but still marked… Permanent placements growth remained strong in August, although eased from the five-month high recorded in July. …supported by fastest rise in vacancies for over 16 years The number of available job…

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Recruitment in the UK rises at fastest rate in five months

Key points: Stronger growth of appointments Record decline in availability of candidates Starting salary growth close to June’s high The main market indicators for July are: Acceleration in growth of staff appointments… Greater numbers of people move into permanent and temporary roles during July, with rates of expansion accelerating to five- and seven-month highs respectively. …buoyed by strengthened demand from employers Latest data signaled that available job vacancies continued…

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