Archive for May, 2011

Employers value mindset over skillset

Employees with a great attitude are around seven times more valuable than a normal employee, according to a new report. In a poll of over 1,000 employers across the globe, 97 per cent said they would hire a less skilled candidate with a good mindset ahead of a well-qualified candidate with a poor attitude. Two-thirds of employers also said that they valued […]

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Social media jobs in demand

Graduates are moving away from IT jobs and opting instead for social media and marketing work, the UK Graduate Careers Survey suggests. In recent years, the IT sector had seen a higher proportion of graduate applications than most others, but recent studies have shown that graduates are increasingly shunning the IT industry in favour of jobs in […]

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Housing mobility scheme aims to make life easier for London commuters

London’s social housing residents are benefiting from a new scheme which allows them to move across the capital for jobs. The scheme, launched by 15 of the capital’s social housing providers, aims to eliminate all the traditional struggles associated with moving house. In order to deal with the struggle many people face to commute to London […]

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The trends in sales recruitment

Sales recruitment is still holding its position as one of the most in demand recruitment sectors as companies fight to remain market leaders or take business from their competitors. Working in sales can be extremely challenging and dynamic, and whilst many people still associate sales with aggressive tactics, this is not the way many companies […]

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UK unemployment down

UK unemployment has dropped for the second quarter in a row, spelling good news for job hunters. HR Magazine confirmed that a new report from the Office for National Statistics revealed that UK unemployment fell by 36,000 in the first quarter of 2011, to 2.46 million. This means that the rate of unemployment is now 7.7 per cent, […]

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Employer confidence rising

Employers are embracing both short-term and long-term recruitment as confidence levels hit the ceiling in the jobs market, reports HR Magazine. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) May JobsOutlook, employers’ attitudes towards recruitment has shifted from disappointing to optimistic, as businesses look to bolster their entire roster of employees. This means recruitment could […]

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London job creation remains steady

The number of jobs in London being created has remained steady over the past two months, the Recruiter has reported. That’s according to figures released by an independent recruitment consultancy, which also confirmed that year-on-year, the number of roles being created had risen. In April 2011, some 15 per cent more roles were created in […]

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London Market Research Jobs On The Up

Jobs available in market research have increased dramatically in the first quarter this year with a strong emphasis placed on positions within consumer, financial and online sectors. With an increase in demand for people who are social media savvy as well as creative and who are always looking to push the boundaries, candidates are finding […]

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Busier than before – good news

It was good news to hear this week’s confirmation that London is still being considered as the location of choice for many blue chip businesses and that the commercial organisations linked to the promotion of business premises in London , have forecast an increase in commercial activity. This is not only good for the economy […]

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Full-time recruitment accelerating

Employers are looking to fill up an increasing amount of full-time positions at their firms as recruitment accelerates in 2011, reports HR Magazine. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation/KPMG Report on jobs, the number of people being recruited increased in April and it doesn’t look like recruitment will stop there – the rate of growth is accelerating […]

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Graduates should brush up on basic skills

Graduates should consider brushing up on their basic skills whilst applying for jobs, as some employers have expressed “concern” at the basic skills levels of some younger applicants. That’s according to the annual Education & Skills Survey 2011, undertaken by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Education Development International (EDI). It found that basic […]

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Searching for employment is “full-time position”

Searching for new employment should be a “full-time position” for jobseekers, one expert has said. Writing for the Yorkshire Post, Louise Lapish made the comment; divulging some advice for those seeking jobs in London or other areas throughout the nation. She said that instead of spending all day trawling job websites, jobseekers should consider “who is […]

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SME’s recruiting more and more

Small to medium businesses in the UK are increasing their headcounts as imports and exports increase, reports hrmagazine.co.uk. According to new figures from the CBI’s latest quarterly SME Trends Survey, volumes of domestic and export orders across smaller firms in the UK rose at the fastest rate since April 1995. This is giving more and more […]

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