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  • UK graduates finding jobs overseas

    The number of graduates seeking jobs abroad has increased by a quarter in the past three years, according to the latest statistics. More university students have been leaving British shores since the start of the economic crisis back in 2007 and the most recent figures from the Higher Education... [more...]

  • MSBs and business schools can create jobs and drive the economy

    Mid-sized businesses (MSBs) and specialist schools are compromising the growth of the British economy by not working together, an independent report has found. The Business Schools Task Force study believes that a lot of progress has been made, but the companies can still do more. With more... [more...]

  • Work Programme 'transforming lives'

    New figures have revealed that thousands of people are being encouraged to return to employment after being on benefits by the government's Work Programme. According to the Department for Work and Pensions, more than half of the scheme's earliest participants have stopped receiving... [more...]

  • Vince Cable launches Green Investment Bank

    The government's business secretary Vince Cable has launched the UK Green Investment Bank and declared it officially open for business. Around £3 billion of taxpayers' money has been used to fund the new financial venture and the coalition will mobilise additional private capital... [more...]

  • Sainsbury's to create 10,000 new jobs

    Sainsbury's has said that it plans on creating an extra 10,000 jobs over the next three years, due to an expansion of its impressively performing convenience store business. During the first six months of 2012, the chain has already opened 49 smaller stores and believes that this growth... [more...]

  • Apprenticeships 'need to be 12-months long'

    It will take a person up to 12 months to learn the intricacies of a construction job and as such, apprenticeships should last for a year, a key government-commissioned report has found. The Richard Review said the definition of what an apprenticeship actually is "has been stretched too... [more...]

  • Business confidence returns to service sector

    Business confidence is increasing among the UK's services sector, according to a new industry survey. The Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) quarterly report has found that more tertiary companies in the country are now more optimistic than they were three months ago. Not only... [more...]

  • Half of British firms set to recruit in next 3 months

    More sales jobs could soon be available across the UK, as a new survey has shown that over half of businesses in the UK plan on increasing their permanent workforce in the next three months. The figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that 54 per cent of British... [more...]

  • Vince Cable responds to Kay Review

    Business secretary Vince Cable has responded to professor John Kay's independent Review of UK Equity Markets and outlined his support for the changes that will affect the country's financial sector in the coming months. "Many of us feel that in the past, our public companies and... [more...]

  • Part-time workers 'still not receiving equal pay'

    Part-time workers earn more than a third less than their full-time counterparts, according to one of the UK's biggest unions. Ahead of the publication of the Office for National Statistics payroll data, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) said the 36 per cent pay gap between the two types of... [more...]

  • Growth 'will bring new jobs'

    When the UK sees economic growth, it may see more wide-scale graduate recruitment, according to one industry expert. John Bell, policy editor of ESF-Works, said that the employment situation in the UK is cyclical. "The industries of the future are likely to be the sorts of things which... [more...]

  • Online sales to peak on 1st Monday of December

    The first Monday of next month has been earmarked as the day when consumers and  businesses will spend the most money this year on online purchases. According to Visa Europe, on December 3rd people are expected to spend at least £320 million on Visa cards alone. The credit card... [more...]

  • Businesses challenged to find jobs for young people

    More young people could find that they have an increased chance of seeking job opportunities in sales and other mainstream roles thanks to a new government scheme. Employment minister Mark Hoban has launched the Youth Contract: Works for Me campaign and challenged businesses to help get more... [more...]

  • DCLG to help retailers in city centres

    The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has said that empty shops across the high streets of the UK are a "wasted economic opportunity" that are blighting the country's recovery and spoiling town centres. However, more retail sales jobs could be imminent, as a... [more...]

  • Jobseeking 'should be approached with a positive mentality'

    People looking for employment should view their current job as finding a job. This is the opinion of ESF-Works' policy editor John Bell, who told jobseekers to keep going, as there are positions available if people persist in looking. "If one thing doesn't work, try something... [more...]

  • Government aims to get more disabled people into mainstream jobs

    The government is aiming to make it easier for people with disabilities to find employment in the future. Officials believe there is no reason why the disabled are unable to perform mainstream roles such as sales jobs and, as a result have launched the Access to Work scheme. This provides the... [more...]

  • ISBA aiming to raise profile of marketing in boardrooms

    There could be more opportunities for marketing specialists to find new jobs in the future as the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA) is hoping to give the issue a bigger profile in boardrooms up and down the UK. Speaking to Marketing Week, ISBA chairman and marketing director at... [more...]

  • Marketers should be equally comfortable with B2C and B2B

    Marketing candidates should be able to demonstrate that they are equally comfortable in business to customer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) environments, as firms are increasingly likely to amalgamate the two. Writing in Marketing Week, Lucy Handley argues that the combined approach can... [more...]

  • Big data will demand specific skills

    Both Apache Hadoop and MapReduce are currently the tools of choice when it comes to big data. This is the opinion of Joe McKendrick, an independent analyst who is affiliated with Unisphere Research/Information Today, who believes that companies will be looking for people with skills in these... [more...]

  • TRS expansion helps potential candidates

    Budding engineers and those interested in engineer sales positions can now sign up to a new scheme that highlights them to some of the UK's biggest and most innovative companies. Business secretary Vince Cable made the announcement of the industry-led idea ahead of his keynote speech to the... [more...]

  • Vince Cable: Skills system needs to be right

    Vince Cable has told the Confederation of British Industry conference that it is important for the future viability of the country's economy that the skills level of potential job candidates is meeting the expectations of employers. The business secretary said yesterday (November 19th) that... [more...]

  • Skills minister announces new business growth fund

    The number of sales jobs available in the UK could be set to soar after the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills created a £150 million pot for firms in the UK to access training schemes that will allow them to grow. Skills minister Matthew Hancock announced the new budget... [more...]

  • CGS launches packaging industry first

    CGS Publishing Technologies has launched its latest packaging solution in the UK. The ORIS flex Pack comes complete with web contract proofing and has been developed as a highly cost-effective, on demand and responsive alternative to existing legacy systems. Heiner Mueller, key account... [more...]

  • CBI: Schools need to change

    It is becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to attract the kind of job candidate they need and as a result the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling for a shake-up of the current education system. In a new report, the CBI has said that the current school system fosters a... [more...]

  • Showrooming 'is changing the retail environment'

    The popularity and prevalence of smartphones is beginning to have an effect on the retail environment in the UK. According to new research from Aprimo, one in five consumers is now 'showrooming' - a term used to describe the practice of visiting retail stores to try products and then... [more...]

  • Foreign study could improve CV

    More UK students are looking to make their CVs stand out from the crowd by choosing to work or study for a year in Europe, according to new research from the British Council. The number of young people taking part in the Erasmus programme is higher than ever before and increased by 6.5 per cent... [more...]

  • Candidates 'may need to consider short-term roles'

    Candidates on the lookout for jobs may need to think about going for short-term positions if no permanent roles are available to them in the firms they wish to work for.Tara Daynes, a HR consultant and trainer as well as a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development,... [more...]

  • Microsoft boss suggests more new products could be imminent

    More new products could be on the way from Microsoft after chief executive Steve Ballmer dropped a number of hints that it is developing additional technology to support its current range of offerings.Last month, he told BBC news the company is "obviously" aiming to "do more... [more...]

  • Survey shows commuting times differ in Britain

    A new survey has shown the different amounts of time that people spend travelling to and from work in Britain.The poll, carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) as part of Work Wise UK's Commute Smart week, found that the average person spends 52.8 minutes per day in a car or on public... [more...]

  • ONS figures show unemployment has reduced dramatically

    There was a boost for people considering a change of career today (November 14th) after new figures from the Office for National Statistics showed unemployment has fallen.In the three months to September 2012, the jobless total fell by 49,000 to 2.51 million, the biggest decrease in more than a... [more...]

  • Call centres 'should combine mobile with traditional customer service'

    Technology may be moving increasingly towards everything being mobile, but organisations with call centres should not abandon traditional customer service methods completely.This is the opinion of Paul White from software provider MPL Systems, writing for Call Centre Focus, who argued that firms... [more...]

  • Recycling of aluminium packaging jumps in Europe

    There has been a rise in the amount of aluminium foil trays and semi-rigid containers being recycled across Europe, according to a new study.The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) discovered that more than 50 per cent of this kind of packaging is now being used again, up from 45 per cent... [more...]

  • Careers expert offers tips to quell interview nerves

    Jobseekers who find they get nervous in interviews have been offered some tips on how to feel more confident by a careers expert.Author of Top Answers to Tough Questions John Lees told the Metro the best way to beat any jitters is to ensure plenty of preparation is carried out beforehand,... [more...]

  • Engineering firms struggling to fill jobs, poll finds

    A new poll has suggested that people looking for jobs in the engineering industry may not be putting themselves forward enough.The research was carried out by the Engineering Employers' Federation and found that three-quarters of firms are struggling to find staff with adequate skills, the... [more...]

  • Millions of Britons could be eager to find new jobs

    A new poll about employee engagement has suggested that millions of Britons could be thinking of contacting sales recruitment agencies and similar organisations because they are unhappy in their jobs.Engagement consultancy Kenexa published a report that claimed 20 million people are not fully... [more...]

  • Job placements boosted by recession's end

    The number of job placements made in the UK last month increased, according to new figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and consultancy KPMG.Permanent and temporary hirings rose to a value of 54.5, where 50 indicates growth.The number of full-time staff being taken on... [more...]

  • Number of car sales increased last month, figures show

    New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have shown there was a big increase in car sales last month.A total of 121,252 cars and commercial vehicles were registered during October, 12 per cent more than was the case in the same month in 2011.It prompted forecasts for... [more...]

  • Call centres are getting increasingly technical

    Technology training may now be increasingly important for people recruited into sales jobs after it was found that contact centres are no longer relying on basic gadgets.According to Frost & Sullivan and Jabra, 52 per cent of firms with call centres have now removed their desk phones... [more...]

  • Office managers seek to try 'active design'

    Office equipment providers could find they are furnishing very different offices in the future as managers seek to try out 'active design'.This is a concept that has started in America as a way of beating the obesity crisis and involves designing workplaces so that people within them are... [more...]

  • Recruiters reveal their pet peeves on CVs

    Many jobseekers could unwittingly be shooting themselves in the foot by sending off CVs that will irritate business owners.A new poll by software provider Bullhorn found 30 per cent of recruiters cite candidates who apply to jobs for which they are unqualified as their biggest bugbear.Even... [more...]

  • Market for flexible packaging has grown, report shows

    The market for flexible packaging in Europe has proved to be resilient despite the economic downturn.According to a new report published by PCI Films, production grew by 5.1 per cent in 2011 to reach a value of £9.3 billion.Volume growth in European consumption was also up by almost two... [more...]

  • Primark reports excellent financial results

    Despite many Britons cutting back on their spending due to the tough economic climate, clothing store Primark has bucked the high street trend by posting excellent financial results.Associated British Foods, which owns the chain as well as AB Sugar, said turnover this year had risen by 15 per... [more...]

  • Could better IT departments nip cyberbullying in the bud?

    Cyberbullying may be associated with the schoolyard, but it is also becoming an increasing problem in the workplace, according to new research.A team of academics from the University of Sheffield and Nottingham University found offensive texts and emails are now as common at work as... [more...]

  • Businesses 'may need to implement anti-hypertension programmes'

    Business owners keen to look after their employees may need to think about bringing in programmes designed to help people manage their blood pressure.A new study carried out by The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine discovered that many employees are unaware that they... [more...]

  • Appeal of apprenticeship schemes 'need to improve'

    Business leaders have been encouraged to improve their relationship with schools in order to boost the prospects of the graduate jobs market. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has delivered the message after it conducted a new study which revealed that just nine per cent of small firms... [more...]

  • Rise in job opportunities 'proves Britain is emerging from recession'

    The boost in new job opportunities being presented across the UK suggests that the country's economy is continuing to show signs of improvement. New figures revealed as part of the latest Reed Job Index underlined that the number of fresh job listings posted across the country in October is... [more...]

  • How smartphones are changing the working environment

    The popularity of smartphones appears to be having a knock-on effect with how long people are spending doing work each day.Research carried out by technology retailer Pixmania suggests that the average working day in the UK is between nine and ten hours.However, a further two hours is then spent... [more...]

  • New UK Research Partnership Investment Fund projects announced

    A number of new investment opportunities have been announced that look to enhance the prospects of a number of industries across the UK. In total, seven new university and business research partnerships were revealed by David Willetts, minister for universities and science. The projects cover... [more...]

  • Tapping into IT estate management schemes 'has many benefits'

    Many companies are failing to tap into the benefits that IT estate management can offer, if the comments of one business expert are to be believed. Ray Blackman, director of consulting and professional services at, pointed out that around 80 per cent of these initiatives fail to... [more...]

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