Monthly Archives: February 2012

Communications skills stand jobseekers in good stead

Exceptional communication skills, as well as a degree, will give jobseekers a better chance of landing that perfect job. That’s according to the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, which believes that three key questions are running through the minds of recruiters when … Continue reading

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Fox keen to simplify hiring and firing process

Liam Fox is keen to revive plans to simplify the process of hiring and firing workers. The Conservative MP and former minister has called for Chancellor George Osborne to introduce the relaxation of employment protection laws as part of his Budget speech … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson hails London business confidence

Boris Johnson has hailed London as a brilliant place to run a business, after a number of top employers agreed deals to remain in the capital last weekend. Property giant Land Securities is just one of the major firms who will continue trading and creating new jobs in London. Bruinfinancial.com … Continue reading

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Pay prospects looking good for 2012, claims CIPD

Newly released data shows that employers have the intention to increase pay over the course of 2012, reports Fresh Business Thinking. The research, commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), asked 1,000 employers whether they planned to … Continue reading

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BBC goes ahead with 3D Olympic experiment

The BBC has revealed that it is going to continue its experimentation with 3D broadcasting at the Olympics. Roger Mosey, director of London 2012 at the broadcaster, wrote on his BBC Sport blog that the opening and closing ceremonies – … Continue reading

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London business activity increased in January

Business activity in London increased during the first month of the year, a report has found. According to London Loves Business, the capital was one of nine UK regions to enjoy a prosperous January, the survey by Lloyds TSB showed, potentially … Continue reading

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ITV turns pioneer for ‘dog advert’

ITV will make history tonight (February 13th) by becoming the first UK network to broadcast an advert created for canine viewers. People in broadcast jobs will likely have targeted all sorts of demographics in the past, but the Bakers dog … Continue reading

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Social media popular for recruitment, shows study

Social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are being increasingly used for the process of recruitment. That’s according to a study by Candidate Manager, which shows that local press is falling out of favour compared to the content … Continue reading

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Language fluency helps national competitiveness, notes academic

The ability to speak foreign languages gives a country an edge when it comes to international trading, an academic has pointed out. Stephan Chambers, MBA programme director at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, explained that it is the way that … Continue reading

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Scottish and South East accents favoured by employers

A study by communications specialist The Aziz Corporation has found that having a “neutral” accent could be the key to getting ahead in the business world. In fact the study found that 70 per cent of employers who responded would … Continue reading

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