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  • Younger workers 'value training over pay'

    The country's younger workers deem training opportunities and the promise of a good work/life balance as more important then cash bonuses, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The data, compiled after a poll of 4,000 'millennials' - people who were born between 1980... [more...]

  • Graduate job market 'will remain stable'

    The UK's graduate jobs market is predicted to be stable this year as companies take on skilled university leavers to boost their operations, it has been claimed.Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, said that although the number of graduate vacancies is... [more...]

  • Volunteering 'can enhance a CV'

    People looking to enhance their CV may find that undertaking some voluntary work could help to make them more employable, it has been suggested. Paul Emery, head of community and social organisation at Zurich, said that volunteering is an effective "pathway to work" for people who are... [more...]

  • Graduates 'must take advantage of job opportunities'

    Graduates looking to enter the jobs market need to take advantage of any employment opportunities in order to give themselves the best possible chance of successful recruitment, it has been advised. Andrew Pullman, managing director at People Risk Solutions, said there is "no doubt"... [more...]

  • AWR 'has not had a negative impact'

    The implementation of Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) in the UK has not had the negative impact on the recruitment sector that some people predicted it would, it has been claimed. Roger Tweedy, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC's) director of research, said the... [more...]

  • Middle managers 'should not be forgotten'

    Companies need to avoid falling into the trap of ignoring the contribution that middle managers make to a business, one sector body has claimed. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said that middle managers are often caught between delivering strategic objectives and... [more...]

  • Soft skills 'can be more important than qualifications'

    Having so-called 'soft skills' in the workplace can be even more beneficial than an array of academic achievements, one specialist has explained. According to Rachel Morgan-Trimmer, founder of thecareerbreaksite.com, the country's employers are increasingly thinking about the... [more...]

  • UK employers 'intend to hire' in 2012

    The nation's employers are exhibiting a degree of caution but are still intending to hire over the coming months, according to the latest JobsOutlook from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Over the coming 12 months, 98 per cent of firms said they are expecting to increase... [more...]

  • Graduate salaries set to rise in 2012

    People in graduate jobs are set to receive significant pay rises this year, according to a new report carried out by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). According to the organisation's latest bi-annual survey, the average starting salary for a graduate is predicted to increase by... [more...]

  • UK firms 'confident about growth' in 2012

    The majority of UK firms are confident that they will experience growth in the coming months and expand their workforces, according to a new poll by Robert Half. Results of the survey, carried out as part of Professional Hiring Index, shows that, despite the uncertain economic outlook, 72 per... [more...]

  • Attitude 'a big factor' in recruitment

    The attitude of a job candidate remains a major factor in them gaining employment or not, one expert has noted. That is the opinion of Roger Harrop, The CEO Expert, who said that companies are "very keen" to employ people but want candidates with "a sparkle in their eye and fire... [more...]

  • Talking 'still the best form of communication'

    The best way for managers to communicate with their staff is still through talking, despite the rapid rise of email and other forms of technology, one expert has noted. Elizabeth Bacchus, director of thesuccessfulcv.com, said that the best way that managers can get the most out of people in... [more...]

  • Simple changes and flexible working 'make a difference'

    Managers can make a big difference to the attitudes and productivity of their staff by making simple changes around the workplace and introducing new ways of working, it has been claimed. Carole Spiers, business stress consultant and author of Show Stress Who's Boss!, said that changing the... [more...]

  • Anonymous CV scheme 'a step closer'

    A new government scheme to ensure the nation's businesses only choose workers based on their skills and suitability for the job, rather than their social background, has taken a step closer after 100 major employers signed up to it. The Business Compact scheme was launched by deputy prime... [more...]

  • Flexible benefits 'important to staff'

    Recruitment candidates are increasingly seeking jobs which can offer them employee benefits, according to a new study by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). Following a nationwide poll of UK workers for its Flexible Employee Benefits Survey, the CIPP found that 85 per cent... [more...]

  • 'Keep staff involved' to boost productivity

    Companies can help to ensure their staff are motivated and engaged by keeping them updated about all aspects of the organisation through frequent communication, it has been advised.That is the recommendation of Elizabeth Bacchus, director of thesuccessfulcv.com, who noted that communication is a... [more...]

  • New employment models 'a legacy of the recession'

    The lasting legacy of the economic downturn in the UK will be new employment models and ways of working, one sector body has claimed. After this week's employment figures from the Office for National Statistics highlighted the increased emergence of flexible working patterns, the... [more...]

  • Private sector pay rises 'the highest for 3 years'

    Pay rises among private sector employees are the highest for three years this month, according to the latest industry report. Research carried out by XpertHR shows that pay rises effective in January 2012, which were exclusively in the private sector due to a lack of public sector bargaining,... [more...]

  • UK firms expect more graduates

    The nation's employers except to see a rise in the number of people applying for graduate jobs this year, according to new study. A survey carried out by High Fliers Research, which analysed the graduate job market, found that employers expect to hire 6.4 per cent more university leavers in... [more...]

  • Focusing on young people 'can stimulate UK economy'

    Placing an increasing focus on preparing young people for the reality of the world of work and ensuring they are steered down the right career path can help to ensure a solid future for the UK jobs market, it has been claimed. Dr Neil Bentley, deputy director-general of the CBI, made the... [more...]

  • Fall in inflation 'will benefit businesses'

    The fall in inflation witnessed in the UK in recent months will have a positive effect on the nation's businesses and, subsequently, job creation, it has been claimed. David Kern, chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce, made the comments after figures from the Office for... [more...]

  • Government 'must incentivise job creation'

    The UK government has been advised to incentivise job creation in a bid to help boost the number of people in employment in the UK, one sector body has claimed.According to John Walker, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, the coalition needs to act on policies and... [more...]

  • Psychometric testing 'a useful recruitment tool'

    Using psychometric testing to evaluate which candidates are suitable for a particular role is an effective method of recruiting new employees, one organisation has stated. Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, said that firms on the hunt for sales recruitment candidates will find that... [more...]

  • Job hunting 'should be taken seriously'

    People on the hunt for a new job should treat the process of looking for the role like a job itself if they are to increase their chances of success, it has been advised. Mike Barnard, product manager at Milkround, said that the entire process needs to be taken seriously if people are to... [more...]

  • UK staff 'working harder than ever'

    Staff in the UK are currently working harder than ever in their jobs as they look to impress their employers in the current economic climate, one expert has observed. Dr Clare Kelliher, senior lecturer in strategic human resource management at Cranfield School of Management, said there is... [more...]

  • Managers urged to banish January blues

    The nation's managers have been encouraged to do all they can to banish the so-called 'January blues' that some workers feel and help to stimulate their workforce to be more motivated and productive.According to Carole Spiers, business stress consultant and author of Show Stress... [more...]

  • Private sector business activity rises across the UK

    Business activity in the private sector rose across all nine regions of the UK at the end of last year, according to the latest Lloyds TSB regional Purchasing Managers' Index. The report revealed that the rise in output was led by Yorkshire and the Humber, with the increase reflecting... [more...]

  • One in five employers 'prefer school leavers to graduates'

    A fifth of the nation's employers believe that school leavers make better employers than people who have a degree, according to a new report by Adecco. Although the survey found that the majority of companies would prefer to take on a graduate compared to somebody who only had school-based... [more...]

  • Older workers 'have great interpersonal skills'

    The interpersonal skills of older workers make them an excellent addition to a workplace environment, according to one expert. Dr Dianne Bown-Wilson, chief executive of In My Prime, said that this is often due to the "pre-technological education" of this demographic, meaning they... [more...]

  • Employers 'must communicate regularly' with staff

    Employers hoping to get the best out of their staff need to communicate with them regularly in order to boost their workers' sense of purpose and motivation, it has been advised.Hilary Jeanes, leadership coach and human resources consultant at PurpleLine Consulting, said there are many... [more...]

  • Work experience 'a vital asset' for graduate job applicants

    Having work experience is extremely important for candidates hoping to land jobs in the near future, according to one expert who has noted that a great academic career is no longer enough for some employers. Mike Barnard, product manager at Milkround, noted that the jobs market is currently... [more...]

  • Post-festive blues costing UK firms £93bn

    A lack of productivity among UK staff following the festive season is costing the country's firms around £93 billion, it has been estimated. According to a new report by The University of Exeter and office environment consultancy Ambius, workplace malaise following the Christmas and... [more...]

  • UK manufacturing 'will pick up' in 2012

    The UK's manufacturing industry is set to pick up in the coming weeks and maintain growth throughout the year, according to one organisation, which will create many jobs in the process. Julian Baseley, chairman of British Made for Quality, said there was a slowdown in orders from Europe... [more...]

  • UK firms set to bring in more interim managers

    An increasing number of companies are set to reign in interim managers to boost their operations in the coming months and help to stabilise their organisation, it has been revealed. The skills and experience that many interim managers have will be relied upon by companies who are aiming to get... [more...]

  • Worker skills 'must be utilised'

    Many companies are compromising their organisation by failing to utilise the skills of their workforce, it has been claimed. According to a new report published by The Work Foundation, failure to address the under-utilisation of skills could be a barrier to both social mobility and the... [more...]

  • Small businesses 'can save the economy'

    Small businesses are the key to helping drive the nation's economy, and it is vital they are supported so they can continue to create jobs, one sector body has claimed. Lucy Armstrong, chair of the CBI SME council, said there are "grounds for optimism" at the moment as good firms... [more...]

  • Employment and productivity rises in Scotland

    Private sector output and employment is continuing to rise in Scotland, according to the latest industry report. The new Bank of Scotland with output growth edged up for the second consecutive month in December, with the organisation posting 51.2, up marginally from 51.1 in November, with the... [more...]

  • UK unpaid overtime 'equivalent to a million jobs'

    The amount generated by workers' unpaid overtime in the UK each year would be enough to create a million jobs, it has been claimed. According to a new report from the Trades Union Congress, 1.96 billion hours of unpaid overtime were worked last year, which helped to boost the economy by... [more...]

  • Business 'is a force for good'

    Britain can help to boost its ongoing economic recovery by recognising that the country's businesses are a force for good, one sector body has noted. According to John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), it is important to recognise that business is at the... [more...]

  • UK staff 'some of the world's happiest'

    British workers are among the happiest and most satisfied in the world, according to a new study into worker satisfaction. A poll by the Wall Street Journal and iOpener Institute for People and Performance among workers across 80 countries in 30 sectors measured five components of happiness at... [more...]

  • Six in ten staff 'took an extended festive break'

    The majority of UK workers took the entire festive period off - including the three regular working days in late December - new research has revealed. A study carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shows that 58 per cent of workers, including those in sales... [more...]

  • School curriculum 'not producing skilled workers'

    The current curriculum in the UK is failing to produce people with the skills needed to excel in the world of work, it has been claimed. According to Ian Harper, chief executive of ATG Training, this may be a reason for youth unemployment being at its current level, and so more needs to be done... [more...]

  • Manufacturing jobs receive boost in December

    There was a boost in the number of people being employed in manufacturing jobs, as the sector continued its recovery from the economic downturn, it has been revealed. Data published in the JPMorgan Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index shows that conditions in the global manufacturing... [more...]

  • Employee performance 'must be rewarded' in 2012

    It is important that the nation's employers recognise the important work being done by their staff and reward them appropriately in 2012 in order to maintain worker optimism, it has been claimed.Charles Cotton, rewards advisor at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD),... [more...]

  • A fifth of workers hope to change career in 2012

    As the nation's workers return to their posts this week, a fifth are planning to change their job or career path in the coming 12 months, a new report has found. Research carried out by Lifetime revealed that 68 per cent of workers have set a work-related New Year's resolution for 2012,... [more...]

  • Demand for interim managers increases

    The UK has experienced a boost in demand for interim managers, according to the latest industry report. Data published by Ipsos MORI for the Interim Management Association shows that the demand for interim sales managers and other leaders increased by 22 per cent in the three months to... [more...]

  • UK job opportunities rise 17% in 2011

    The number of job vacancies in the UK was much higher at the end of 2011 than the end of 2010, according to the latest Reed Job Index. In the organisation's new report, compiled following analysis of job vacancy trends from 8,000 recruiters across the UK, it was revealed that 2011 saw... [more...]

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