4 of the Most Common Mistakes Made on LinkedIn Profiles

4 of the Most Common Mistakes Made on LinkedIn Profiles LinkedIn provides a brilliant platform for you to showcase your professionalism and credentials to recruiters, potential employers and clients alike. With greater reached than your business card, and better networking opportunities than twitter, you should really make sure your LinkedIn profile is working for you.   Here are the most common mistakes we see people make on LinkedIn: Using…

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The EU referendums impact on July’s recruitment activity

Candidate availability continues to fall The EU referendum results are likely to have triggered the declining recruitment activity Employees remain in current jobs, amid economic stress and job security concerns Candidate availability remains tight The number of staff available continued to fall in July. During times of economic stress, people tend to stick with the job they have rather than look for new employment. Plus, amid fears of another recession…

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Hidden Talent

Many small businesses who struggle to recruit the skills they need could source from an often overlooked source of talented employees…those with a disability.. In numbers 6 Million. The number of people of working age in the UK who are disabled or have a health condition, according to the government’s Disability Confident campaign. 83% The proportion of disabled people who acquire their disability while at work (disability confident) 520,000…

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Market News in brief April 16

Contrasting trends in permanent and temporary appointments The number of people placed in permanent jobs continued to increase during March. That said, the rate of growth eased to a six-month low. Temporary/contract staff billings on the other hand rose at the sharpest pace in four months. Slowest rise in vacancies since June 2013 March data pointed to softer growth of demand for staff. The latest increase in overall vacancy…

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Five rec-tech buzzwords you need to know

Contextualisation – We’re seeing greater sophistication in websites that are “self-aware” and can adapt to different users, depending on the context to them viewing the content – based on things like the time of day, proximity and even the current weather. The aim is to give users more specific, targeted messaging. Re-engagement – This approach is designed to stop candidates dropping out of the application “funnel”, and could be in the…

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Report on Jobs: South (ex London) – March 2016

Key points from February survey: Slower demand growth and less marked drop in supply of permanent candidates… …results in weakest rise in salaries for new starters since October 2014 Growth in temp billings remains relatively subdued Staff Appointment:  Growth of permanent placements remains below 2015 trend Recruitment agencies in the South of England reported a further rise in full-time appointments in February. The rate of growth remained above the…

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Report on Jobs – March 2016

Key points from the February survey: Permanent placements increase at quickest pace in three months Permanent salaries rise at stronger rate but temp pay growth eases Commenting on the latest survey results, REC chief executive Kevin Green, said: “The UK labour market is at a critical juncture. Permanent hiring improved last month, demand for staff remains strong, and pay is going in the right direction – but serious threats…

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Pay Is Not Only Workers Gripe

    A Job Exodus Trends poll carried out in December 2015 by Investors in People has found that many employees want improvements in the quality of their working life more than they want a pay rise.  In the survey, employees across the UK were asked to choose between a 3 per cent increase in pay and a range of non-pay-related benefits. Among those who responded, 34 per cent…

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Pension Plan Pay Warning

  Just one in ten self-employed workers paid into a personal pension plan in 2013/14, according to an analysis by pension firm Prudential of the most recent data made available by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Office for National Statistics.   This is a sharp drop on the 2001/02 figure of 34 per cent.  In that year, 1.1m self-employed workers made pension payments and the total value…

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