Archive for March, 2011

Social media may advertise to the wrong candidates

Businesses could soon turn their back on social media recruitment, London-based researchers PPA suggest. Despite recent claims that social media may be the best way to attract new job candidates, experts have now suggested that it could lead to lesser quality applications. Research by the PPA Recruitment Advertising Survey showed that 60 per cent of […]

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Sales jobs could be set to rise in retail

Sales recruitment within the retail sector could increase soon, as the British retail industry is set to expand its operations into overseas territories. That’s according to retail recruitment specialist, Lee Evans, who spoke to the Recruiter about his predictions for the industry. For many searching for sales jobs, London is one of the first places […]

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‘Budget for jobs’ on the way

This year’s budget will focus primarily on jobs and skills, according to Chancellor George Osborne. Osborne was confident that all the necessary spending cuts and tax rises were included in last year’s Budget, leaving the Government free to concentrate on growth and employment this time around. News of his statement will be especially pleasing for those […]

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Recruiters turning to social media

Nearly half of employers and recruiters are using social media to recruit for vacancies, reports hrmagazine.co.uk. According to a new study, the attention that social media has been garnering as an effective and inexpensive marketing tool has caused 48% of employers to use social media in the recruitment process. Of the social media outlets used, […]

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Rise in City job applications

The amount of applications for City jobs in the UK has risen by 47 per cent over the last year – according to The Recruiter. The statistics were announced by a leading recruitment agency, who received more than 7,400 applications from City staff looking to switch employers last month. This was a massive improvement compared to […]

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Private sector job demand continues to rise

Demand for staff and job creation both grew in February, suggesting signs of improvement for the job market, according to HR Magazine. The ‘Report on Jobs’, published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, found “strong and accelerated rises” in the recruitment of both permanent and temporary staff. Perm appointments rose at their fastest rate […]

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Internships and work experience could help young people

Changes to traditional work experience programmes could benefit young people looking for jobs in London and across the rest of the UK. That’s according to Personnel Today, which reported that the changing face of traditional work experience schemes could help more young people and graduates find a “decent job.” More and more employers are considering […]

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