8 Key Characteristics To Look For In Graduate Recruiters

It’s that time of year where a new class of graduates will be hitting the job boards in search of their first stepping stone into the world of work. But, in this day and age, it isn’t easy for a graduate to land a job straight after graduation. The job market is fierce with tough … Continue reading 8 Key Characteristics To Look For In Graduate Recruiters

UK Some Of The Most Unhappiest Employees In The World

The UK has one of lowest levels of staff satisfaction, ranking sixth in an international study of employee happiness, according to research released by global recruitment consultancy Robert Half. Working alongside happiness and well-being expert Nic Marks of Happiness Works, Marks’ team evaluated the levels of employee happiness among more than 23,000 working professionals across Europe, … Continue reading UK Some Of The Most Unhappiest Employees In The World

Recruiters Hiring Apprentices Will Need To Tick All The Boxes

Government guidelines published on June 26 have concluded recruitment companies as well as other sectors will be held responsible for making sure all apprenticeship programme requirements are met. As part of the new apprenticeship levy, introduced in April this year, 20% of training given must be ‘off-the-job’, whereby one-fifth of learning will need to take … Continue reading Recruiters Hiring Apprentices Will Need To Tick All The Boxes

Permanent Vacancies Stand Strong As Demand For Contractors Dips

Recruiters have reported a steady rise in the number of permanent vacancies available, while the demand for contractors has plunged 13% year-on-year. Data collected by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals considerable differences between the trade association’s core sector groups in terms of hiring activity. While permanent vacancies across both finance and engineering … Continue reading Permanent Vacancies Stand Strong As Demand For Contractors Dips

The QPS Case — A Lesson In Why Recruiters Need To Cautiously Choose Suppliers

An elaborate VAT scam constructed by three members of the Copp family (Geoffrey, 55, his brother Andrew, 51, and son Joshua, 24) allowed them to live a life of pure excess, opulence and greed. Whilst enjoying the many gambling trips to Vegas casinos and posing on private jets with cash-loaded briefcases, foreign manual workers were … Continue reading The QPS Case — A Lesson In Why Recruiters Need To Cautiously Choose Suppliers

Candidate Engagement Strategies ‘Must Hit The Mark’ Before GDPR Launch

Businesses have just a matter of months to make sure candidate engagement strategies are hitting the mark or risk losing access to valuable talent pools, the talent acquisition specialist Alexander Mann Solutions has warned. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules, due to come into effect in May 2018, means that organisations must soon … Continue reading Candidate Engagement Strategies ‘Must Hit The Mark’ Before GDPR Launch

Hiring Mistakes Costing UK Businesses Billions

A new report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has determined UK businesses are failing to hire the right person for two out of five roles, costing billions every year. Produced in partnership with Indeed, Perfect match: Making the right hire and the cost of getting it wrong defines the real cost of poor … Continue reading Hiring Mistakes Costing UK Businesses Billions