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  • Olympics 'will be a major boost' to many UK firms

    The London Olympic Games are set to provide many UK companies with a major boost that will last for the foreseeable future, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has predicted. According to John Longworth, director general of the BCC, the Games will help to stimulate interest in UK... [more...]

  • Temporary staff salaries 'on the rise'

    There has been a rise in the average salaries paid to UK employees, according to the latest data, which bucks recent analysis predicting a reduction. Last month, June, advertised temporary salaries increased by an average of 0.02 per cent on May's figures and by 0.05 per cent on the figure... [more...]

  • Professional and manager job markets 'stable'

    The job markets for professionals and managers are currently very stable, according to a new global survey of more than 20,000 organisations across 50 countries. According to the results, 51 per cent of respondents are recruiting at a professional and managerial at the moment, while 49 per cent... [more...]

  • AWR impact 'has been minimal'

    The implementation of Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) last year has had nowhere near the major impact that some predicted it would have on organisations. That is the conclusion of the latest AWR Monitor from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), which shows that the future... [more...]

  • UK graduate destinations revealed

    Almost half of full-time first degree leavers enter managerial and professional jobs, according to the results of a new study by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. The report, entitled Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Institutions, shows that 63 per cent of full-time first... [more...]

  • International investment 'has created 112,000 UK jobs'

    International investment in the UK has created more than 112,000 jobs over the past 12 months, according to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.The announcement was made by business secretary Vince Cable, who noted that this is a 19 per cent increase on the previous year and shows... [more...]

  • Lack of overtime and bonuses 'impacting some families'

    The overall shortage of overtime and bonus opportunities in the UK is impacting many families, making it more important than ever to seek out roles that offer these perks.According to Dominik Lipnicki, director of Your Mortgage Decisions, middle income families have in the past relied on... [more...]

  • Gap years 'can teach people plenty of skills'

    There are plenty of skills that people can learn on a gap year and then transfer to a workplace environment, it has been observed.Nick Adie, marketing manager at Lattitude Global Volunteering, acknowledged that there are many young people who are not sure what they want to do but wish to make... [more...]

  • Discrimination 'still present' in UK workplaces

    Although it was been reduced or stamped out in many UK organisations, discrimination still exists in some quarters, meaning there is work to be done to ensure the country has a fair employment structure.That is the opinion of Guy Parckar, head of policy and campaigns at Leonard Cheshire... [more...]

  • Companies with visible bosses 'perform better'

    A company is likely to perform better if the leaders in the organisation are always visible, a new study has suggested.According to a survey by the People 1st Training Company and ICM, business leaders face competing priorities in a tough economic climate but must make the most of communication... [more...]

  • A good CV 'is vital' when leaving university

    It is vital that people leaving university have a CV that will help to set them apart from other candidates, one expert has pointed out. Dan Hawes, co-founder at Graduate Recruitment Bureau, said that people's chances of gaining recruitment success will be severely constrained if their CV... [more...]

  • Being at work 'can make people happy'

    A person's sense of happiness is strongly linked to their enjoyment of work, with people who are content in their jobs far more likely to have a happier life in general, the latest study suggests. In a new study carried out by the Office for National Statistics, it was found that 45 per... [more...]

  • Firms urged to be wary of Olympic 'sick note culture'

    UK businesses may be set to experience a 'sick note culture' caused by the Olympic Games, a new study from Badenoch & Clark has suggested. According to the research, one in five British staff believe that they or their colleagues will be tempted to pull a sickie during the Games,... [more...]

  • UK firms 'working together'

    The nation's firms are bringing together their interval departments to overcome the challenges faced by the ongoing recovery from the recession, it has been found.A survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Harvey Nash discovered that two-thirds of firms say that employee... [more...]

  • 'Always dress appropriately' for the office

    The perception of a person is not always down to the way they act and behave, but also how they appear, and this always needs to be considered when in the workplace. That is the opinion of Angela Marshall, founder of Appearance Management and a leading image consultant, who said that the basics... [more...]

  • Interim managers 'retain their focus'

    Focus is the key thing that interim managers need to have if they are to be successful in their careers, one expert has noted. Marc Lawn, founder of, said that interim managers need to be able to remain focused on the task at hand and not be caught up in company politics. ... [more...]

  • Employees 'must be engaged and heard'

    Employers need to keep staff engaged and ensure that their views are heard in order to ensure a level of trust runs throughout the organisation, it has been advised. According to Peter Cheese, chief executive at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), corporates risk losing... [more...]

  • South of England 'has plenty of job vacancies'

    There are plenty of job vacancies available in the south of England, particularly for older people on the hunt for work, one analyst has observed. According to Fintan O'Toole, a HR specialist, there is an abundance of opportunities in the south for those who have the required skills and... [more...]

  • Dream job still a target for a quarter of workers

    A quarter of British workers are still hopeful that they will land their dream job, according to a new report which reveals that many people are still content with the role they are doing. The study, carried out by, shows that 77 per cent of staff have given up on the prospect of... [more...]

  • Govt's red tape cuts 'already helping employers'

    Recent government cuts to the amount of red tape restricting companies are already benefitting the nation's employers, it has been suggested. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) claims that cuts in bureaucracy and red tape are reducing the burdens placed on businesses,... [more...]

  • Flexible working options 'a major benefit' for staff

    Companies can help out any staff members who have children by implementing flexible working options, according to one expert who has extolled the business benefits of this practice. Helen Letchfield, co-founder of Parenting for Professionals, said any company that supports new parents in the... [more...]

  • Employers 'not familiar' with disability legislation

    Many companies are not doing enough to ensure that they are complying with the necessary regulation when employing blind and visually impaired people, one expert has stated.A spokeswoman for CLARITY - Employment for Blind People, said there is still "a long way to go" towards educating... [more...]

  • UK employment figures 'are good news'

    New figures revealing that there has been a drop in the number of unemployed people in the UK and a rise in permanent employment are good news, one sector body has pointed out. Tom Hadley, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC's) director of policy and professional... [more...]

  • UK unemployment falls

    UK unemployment has fallen, with the number of people out of work decreasing by 65,000 to 2.58 million in the three months to May, according to new data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). According to the figures, the unemployment rate fell to 8.1 per cent during the... [more...]

  • UK economy set for summer boost

    The nation's economy is set for an 'Indian summer', with a return to growth over the next six months, boosted by falling inflation and a pick-up in consumer spending. That is the estimate of a new report by Ernst & Young ITEM Club, which forecasts that the inflationary pressures... [more...]

  • Scottish job placements continue to rise

    Job placements north of the border continue to rise, with an increase reported in the number of people being placed into permanent roles last month. According to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, greater demand for staff contributed to a further rise in permanent placements throughout... [more...]

  • Taking care of managers 'is good for business'

    Organisations looking to drive productivity will benefit from ensuring processes are in place to safeguard the wellbeing of their managers, it has been claimed. According to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), reductions in spending and a need to boost the bottom line have led to a... [more...]

  • Govt support 'can prevent long-term unemployment'

    Action on the part of the government can help to stem the threat of unemployment and help ensure that people move into jobs quicker, one industry body has claimed. According to Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), falling unemployment has been a "bright... [more...]

  • Office design 'can improve productivity'

    The design of an office can have a significant positive impact on productivity among workers, it has been claimed. Lorraine Makepeace, head of amazing at The Chemistry Group, said it is important for employers to have an area that feels "visually right". This is because it impacts on... [more...]

  • Benefits of interim managers 'are numerous and wide-ranging'

    The business benefits of taking on interim managers are not only numerous, but also wide-ranging, and can solve a number of solutions, it has been observed. Marc Lawn, founder of, said the speed at which you can access an interim is critical when the organisation may need... [more...]

  • Recruiting for IT 'is difficult at the moment'

    Recruiting people into IT jobs is currently very difficult due to a number of factors, according to one expert. Dave Pye, executive member of the technology sector group at the REC and chief executive of the JM Group, said it is "a very common problem" trying to get more people to... [more...]

  • Young people 'making better career decisions'

    The nation's young people are increasingly making better and more informed career decisions, according to one expert. Ian Harper, chief executive of ATG Training, said that there are many young people who a few years ago would have just gone straight from school to university, just as a... [more...]

  • Olympic disruption 'can be avoided'

    Possible disruption caused by the London Olympic Games can be avoided as long as companies act now and ensure that they have the means of remaining fully functional throughout the sporting extravaganza. That is the opinion of Matt Gordon-Smith, director of security at Attenda, who said that all... [more...]

  • 'Plenty of ways' for graduates to stand out

    Graduates hoping to stand out from the crowd and boost their chances of recruitment success can do so without necessarily demonstrating amazing academic prowess, one expert has advised.Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, said that people leaving university with a grade... [more...]

  • SMEs 'more likely' to take on graduates

    Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are more likely to take on graduates, particularly those who do not get the top grades at university, it has been claimed. Johnny Rich, series editor at, said that most of the big recruiters have wanted a 2:1 or higher for quite a long time,... [more...]

  • UK workers 'still in demand'

    Demand for UK workers is still substantial in many eras, and there are opportunities available for people with the skills to fill them, one industry body has stated. Recruitment and Employment Confederation chief executive Kevin Green made the comments after new figures published by his... [more...]

  • Managing sickness absence 'is not difficult'

    It is not difficult to manage sickness absence in the workplace, and companies need to realise that doing this properly can be the difference between a content or unhappy workforce, one expert has pointed out. Fintan O'Toole, director at The HR Dept in south London, said that employers... [more...]

  • Managers 'not equipped to deal with under-performance'

    The majority of managers in the UK are not equipped to deal with the challenge of under-performing members of staff, a new study has found. A survey of HR professionals carried out by XpertHR found that the development of "performance conversation" skills is considered to be the most... [more...]

  • Sense of humour 'the number one employer trait'

    The ability to have a laugh with an employer is the single most important trait that workers look for in a boss, a new poll has found. The survey was carried out by and found that more than a quarter of the 600 employees polled chose sense of humour as their top boss trait,... [more...]

  • London firms 'should plan for Olympics'

    There are ways in which employers can help to mitigate the possible disruption to working life that the Olympic Games can cause, according to one expert. Matt Gordon-Smith, director of security at Attenda, said the impact that the 2012 Olympic Games will have on businesses operating in and... [more...]

  • Graduate vacancies continue to rise

    There has been a further increase in the number of vacancies available for university leavers, according to the latest study of the graduate jobs market.The research, carried out by High Flyers, polled 100 top employers and found that there has been a 0.9 per cent increase in vacancies across... [more...]

  • Employers 'must take advantage' of qualified mangers

    The nation's employers need to take advantage of the benefits of fully qualified managers, according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). In spite of the fact that 90 per cent of the 1,185 managers surveyed said qualifications made them perform better and 87 per cent reported an... [more...]

  • Graduate employers 'want at least a 2:1'

    The majority of the UK's graduate recruiters want university leavers to have at least a 2:1 degree in order to consider employing them, a new study has found. In 2012, 76 per cent of graduate employers now use 2:1 as their threshold when vetting candidates, which is a significant rise on... [more...]

  • Graduate salaries on the rise

    The annual graduate salary in the UK is set to rise this year to a level higher than initially predicted, according to the latest report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The analyst's annual report on the graduate careers market among the UK's top graduate employers shows that the... [more...]

  • 'Highlight your skills' in a covering letter

    People should use a covering letter as an opportunity to highlight their skills and give them an advantage before the employer has even read their CV, one expert has advised. Sarah Lovell, training and employment consultant at, said that a professional cover letter is best... [more...]

  • Business growth bucking economic trend

    Business growth in the UK continues to outstrip economic expansion as companies report increased output amid uncertainty, the latest quarterly economic survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) reveals. The figures, comprising responses from 7,805 businesses across Britain, show that... [more...]

  • A core CV 'can easily be amended'

    People on the hunt for a job but likely to apply for multiple roles have been advised to have a 'core CV' in place, which can be easily tweaked and amended depending on the role.According to Laura Smith, candidate marketing executive for Milkround, the amount of time people spend on... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'would report negative experiences'

    Three-quarters of UK jobseekers would tell other people if they had a negative experience during a recruitment process, a new report has found. Webrecruiter's Improving the Candidate Experience found that 77 per cent of job seekers expect to wait no longer than three days before the... [more...]

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