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  • 'Be very careful' when creating online profiles

    People applying for jobs need to take care to ensure any social media profiles that are visible to the public and potential employers are up to date and reputable, it has been advised. Philip Calvert, professional social media speaker at, said that "pretty much everything"... [more...]

  • Being proactive 'can boost motivation'

    Workers aiming to boost their motivation in the workplace should aim to be proactive in order to boost their mindset and, in turn, their productivity. Debbie Catt, managing director of, said that people aiming to stay motivated should firstly think about what it is that they... [more...]

  • Pressure is good, but stress is not

    Although many people claim to work well under pressure, there is a fine line between that and stress, and managers need to ensure that they can distinguish between them, it has been claimed. Carole Spiers, author of Show Stress Who's Boss!, noted that Excessive pressure is nearly always the... [more...]

  • Private sector pay awards rise

    The value of private sector awards in the UK has risen, according to the latest report by Incomes Data Services (IDS), which shows the median pay settlement stood at three per cent for the three months to the end of February 2012. According to the report, three per cent was also the most common... [more...]

  • Apprenticeship numbers continue to rise

    The number of people choosing to undertake apprenticeships as a route into the world of work is continuing to rise, the latest report reveals. Provisional data from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills shows that 256,500 people started an apprenticeship in the first half of the... [more...]

  • Highly skilled job candidates 'badly needed'

    The UK's businesses are badly in need of highly skilled candidates to boost growth, particularly in the technology sector, according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) meeting. A key message coming out of the REC Technology conference was that there is increasing... [more...]

  • Staff holidays 'a win-win' for workers and employers

    Staff who take their full holiday entitlement are having an all-round positive effect on their organisation, it has been observed.According to Michael Gentle, a spokesperson at Monster, taking your full annual leave allocation is a "win-win situation" for employers as well as... [more...]

  • Employers 'value personality over qualifications'

    The majority of UK employers now feel that personality and other soft skills are more important than qualifications when recruiting a new member of staff, the latest survey suggests. A poll of 2,000 business decision makers carried out by Aldi found that most companies now view a degree as... [more...]

  • 'Always target job criteria' to boost recruitment chances

    People compiling their CV have been advised to tailor each resume to the type of job they are applying for and the specific criteria mentioned. According to Denise Taylor, career coach and author at Amazing People, if the job description lists even essential criteria for the job, a CV needs to... [more...]

  • Established recruitment methods 'still favoured by managers'

    The majority of managers still prefer to use established methods to attract new staff, such as utilising the services of a recruitment agency, rather than social networking sites, a new poll reveals. The survey, carried out by Robert Half, shows that although eight million people in the UK are... [more...]

  • Employer confidence reaches 12-month high

    Employer confidence in the UK has reached its highest level for 12 months as the nation's businesses display increasing optimism about their recruitment prospects for the year ahead, the latest industry survey reveals. A poll of 600 UK employers across a number of sectors, carried out by... [more...]

  • Female part-time workers 'earn more than men'

    Part-time workers are more likely to have a higher salary than if they are female, a new report has revealed. Research carried out by the UK's Office of National Statistics and published in its 2011 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings report shows that the median hourly earnings of... [more...]

  • First impressions 'hugely important' in an interview

    It is very important that anyone attending an interview makes a good first impression, as failing to do so can ruin their chances of gaining employment, it has been noted. Angela Marshall, image consultant at, pointed out that employers are already interested in a... [more...]

  • 'Set small goals' to boost achievement

    People can boost their chances of job success by setting small goals which can be achieved quickly yet still lead to one ultimate target, an expert has suggested. Debbie Catt, managing director of, said that people should not only have one target on their horizon and give up... [more...]

  • UK salary expectations 'should vary by region'

    The amount that people expect to be paid when applying for a job should vary, depending on what region the job they are applying for is located in, one expert has pointed out. Fintan O'Toole, a HR expert, said it is surprising how many people do not realise that salary differs by region,... [more...]

  • Formatting and grammar 'the keys to CV success'

    Proper formatting and correct spelling and grammar are the key components of a good CV and all job candidates should strive to ensure these elements are covered when applying for a role, it has been advised. Zena Everett, founder of Second Careers, said the first thing applicants need to do is... [more...]

  • CVs 'should always be kept up to date'

    Jobseekers have been encouraged to clean up their CVs, before being given some words of advice on how to pursue such an activity.With a resume usually presenting potential employers with a first look into a candidate, Elena Bajic, founder and chief executive of Ivy Exec, believes it is important... [more...]

  • Self-employment 'a sensible option for older workers'

    People who are thinking about pursuing a career change as retirement approaches have been encouraged to consider a route into self-employment.Dr Dianne Bown-Wilson, founder of, is confident that this career option "is a great choice for older people" who are bored of... [more...]

  • CVs and cover letters 'are there to display a person's abilities'

    People who are applying for a new job should always ensure their cover letter and CV are up to scratch.Fintan O'Toole, the chairman of the Croydon Chamber of Commerce and a HR Expert, believes that a cover letter is there to display the skills and attributes that a jobseeker can offer to a... [more...]

  • George Osborne 'could have been bolder with Budget'

    The chief executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has given the 2012 Budget a decent rating in regards to its impact on jobs.Kevin Green believes that the chancellor has "taken solid steps" in his bid to implement job growth across the UK.He explained that... [more...]

  • Boris Johnson 'vows to create 200,000 new jobs'

    If he is guaranteed office for another four years, London mayor Boris Johnson is preparing to create 200,000 new jobs in the capital.The outspoken Conservative pointed out that 104,000 new jobs can be created in the property sector alone, due to the government's commitment to allow him to... [more...]

  • Traditional recruitment methods 'still favoured by managers'

    Many hiring managers still believe that traditional recruitment techniques are better than methods which have only became popular in recent years.Recruitment consultancy Robert Half has found in a new survey that 70 per cent of HR directors view social media as being ineffective when it comes to... [more...]

  • IPA looks to get 300 young people into work

    Videogame giant Activision and social media heavyweights Facebook and Twitter are among the organisations backing a new strategy for helping young people in the UK secure a job.The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) has introduced the Creative Pioneers Challenge, which is planning... [more...]

  • Job candidates 'should display a commitment for the long-term'

    People looking to get into long-term employment have been advised to show a manager that they intend to be at a company for many years to come.Tara Daynes, a HR consultant and trainer, pointed out that a job advertising for a permanent position usually means that an employer is looking for... [more...]

  • Scotland's labour market 'already improves in 2012'

    The labour market conditions of Scotland received a boost throughout February, if the results of a new report are anything to go by.In its latest Report on Jobs, the Bank of Scotland has seen that both permanent and temporary work in the country has witnessed a rise in the number of successful... [more...]

  • Social media 'could hinder a jobseeker's chances of employment'

    A jobseeker's social media page could be having a significant impact on whether they gain employment or not.This is the key finding of a new study carried out by Eurocom Worldwide and Global PR Network, which highlighted that one in five technology industry executives claim to have checked a... [more...]

  • Slashing red tape 'will create jobs'

    Business leaders have called on the government to make further cuts to industry red tape to make it easier for the nation's firms to create jobs. Michael Ward, president of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group (BCCG), said that simplification of the initiatives to tackle unemployment... [more...]

  • CBI sees hope in employment figures

    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said that there is plenty of hope in the recent employment figures issued by the Office for National Statistics. Published this week, the data reveals that employment rose in the three months to January 2012, with the number of private sector jobs... [more...]

  • Effective management 'more important than ever'

    It is more important than ever that the nation's managers are as effective as possible in their approach to managing staff in order to maintain staff confidence and motivation, it has been asserted. Scott Watson, managing director of Summit Consulting and Training, said the key things staff... [more...]

  • BCC calls for 'Budget for business'

    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling for the government to deliver a new 'Budget for business', which it claims will allow firms to drive growth, invest and create jobs. Ahead of the Budget next Wednesday (March 21st), the BCC is urging chancellor George Osborne to scrap... [more...]

  • Private sector jobs data 'encouraging'

    It is encouraging to see that the UK's private sector is continuing to take on new workers as companies return to growth, one sector body has acknowledged. Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), made the comments after the publication of the... [more...]

  • Govt urged to support young people in budget

    The government has been urged to support the nation's young people in providing training and development opportunities to ensure they can move into jobs and help support economic growth. In the Trades Union Congress (TUC) budget submission, the body says that the UK risks losing a... [more...]

  • UK employment outlook improves

    Optimism among the UK's firms regarding the country's employment market is improving, according to the latest Manpower report. A poll of 2,100 UK employers carried out by the organisation found that more companies are planning to maintain or increase their headcount in the near future... [more...]

  • Temporary workers 'have more control'

    Some people are choosing to be temporary or contract workers as they believe that it offers them a greater degree of freedom in their everyday life, the results of a new report have suggested.Two-thirds of respondents to Randstad's Navigator survey, which polled 3,000 UK organisations and... [more...]

  • Private sector employment spikes in Scotland

    Employment among private sector businesses in Scotland increased at its fastest rate for four years in February, according to the latest data from the Bank of Scotland Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The report showed that output was also at its highest for five months, with the... [more...]

  • Regional jobs market shows growth

    Growth in local jobs markets seems to be consistent throughout the UK, according to the first-ever Regional Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Permanent staff placements increased in 75 per cent of the monitored English regions during February, led by the... [more...]

  • Older workers 'can solve employment gap issues'

    Older staff will be needed to help the UK remedy the challenges of a future employment gap, according to a new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). It is estimated that UK employers will need to fill an estimated 13.5 million job vacancies in the next ten... [more...]

  • Line manager support 'boosts employee performance'

    Staff productivity will take a definite upswing if managers do more to support their workers and let them know they are behind them, one expert has pointed out. Jon Cowell, director at Edgecumbe Consulting Group and Associate Fellow at Oxford University's Said Business School, said that... [more...]

  • Permanent job placements hit 9-month high

    The number of recruitment hopefuls being placed into permanent jobs has reached its highest level in nine months, according to the latest Report on Jobs from KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). It showed that overall demand for staff rose at the fastest pace in four... [more...]

  • UK job opportunities rise in February

    The number of job opportunities in the UK rose in February compared to the previous month, according to the latest report. Research carried out by Reed for its Job Index, which polled 8,000 UK recruiters, found that recruitment levels were up six per cent last month compared with February 2011,... [more...]

  • Poor first impressions 'are hard to recover from'

    It as very difficult for job candidates to recover from a poor first impressions, which illustrates just how important it is to prepare thoroughly for an interview, one expert has observed. Denise Taylor, career psychologist at Amazing People, said that learning how to conduct yourself in an... [more...]

  • Flexible working 'boosts ROI and productivity'

    Both return on investment (ROI) and productivity can be boosted through allowing workers more flexibility in their roles, it has been claimed. Dave Coplin, director of Envisioning, Microsoft UK, said that allowing people in sales jobs and other roles a degree of freedom in where and how they... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'have many ways' to boost employment chances

    People on the hunt for a new job have many options open to them when it comes to boosting their employment prospects, it has been noted. Zena Everett, leading career coach and CV expert at Second Careers, said that any activity that develops people's skills and confidence is better than... [more...]

  • Employer satisfaction rates remains high

    Employer satisfaction rates around the UK remain at a strong level, with nine out of ten clients satisfied with the service they had received from recruitment agencies, according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation JobsOutlook. This is a "positive endorsement" for... [more...]

  • 'Better govt support needed' for jobseekers

    Better support needs to be provided by the UK government in order to ensure that jobseekers have every opportunity to land a new role, one sector body has claimed. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has called on the coalition to offer better support and guidance for different... [more...]

  • Recruitment agencies 'the best way to find new staff'

    Utilising the services of a specialist recruitment agency remains the best way to seek out the perfect candidate for a job, according to one expert. Glyn Rees, managing partner at Reesmarx Europe, made the comments to HR Magazine after a new report by his organisation found that 57 per cent of... [more...]

  • Academia and attitude 'must go hand in hand' for managers

    Managers must have a background that includes relevant qualifications, but must combine this with the right attitude required to be a leader, it has been noted. Scott Watson, managing director of Summit Consulting and Training and author of the book Win Every Time - Essential Lessons for... [more...]

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