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REC Reacts to the Triggering of Article 50

  The Recruitment & Employment confederation (REC) has Responded to UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50, Kevin Green, the chief executive at REC has said:   “The UK labour market has performed well since the EU referendum. Employers are continuing to create jobs and employment has reached record levels. As Brexit negotiations […]

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National UK living wage to rise to £7.50 in April

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a new wave of changes to the living wage – here is what you should know The National Living Wage is set to rise to £7.50 an hour from April this year, in line with Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement and Spring Budget announcement. The minimum wage for 25-year-olds will […]

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Brexit begins: What does recruitment think?

The day is finally here, and the UK, and Europe, will never be the same again. Recruiter’s nation and continent-wide have been scrambling to prepare for the changes, but still no one really knows what Brexit means. Below we have collated what the industry companies have been saying on the biggest decision of a generation. […]

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Candidates failing to turn up to interviews due to poor engagement

  A recent report from CV-Library found that one in 10 (11.1%) candidates have admitted to failing to turn up to an interview. The research, which surveyed over 1,200 professionals, found that one third of jobseekers (33.8%) failed to turn up to an interview because they decided that they didn’t want the job anymore, while […]

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Reasons To Take A Temporary Job

  Temporary work isn’t so temporary, the length of temporary jobs has increased significantly. Most temporary work used to be temporary by the day or week, and now a lot of the temporary work is contract in nature where people will get three, four, six month contracts. Psychological perks. If you’ve been unemployed for months […]

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Why Employers Should be Taking on More Graduates

The idea of employing a graduate has been viewed as a double-edged sword, with heaps of enthusiasm paired with an inherent lack of experience. But, more and more firms are investing both time and money in graduates, with the advantages of this recruitment style heavily outweighing any negative associations once employed. Below are some of […]

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Survey Finds that the Average Brit Works an Extra 2 Hours a Day When the Clocks Go Forward

  It’s not long now until the clocks change on 26th March, signalling the start of summer, blue skies, light evenings, and good times. But despite the extra daylight, it seems that the average Brit is not looking forward to it, or automatically planning how he or she is going to use those additional hours for […]

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The ‘Feel-good’ market feeling threatened by ‘ongoing’ lack of talent

51% of employers believe that a shortfall of candidates is looming, with businesses, who employ over 250 staff, concerned about the sheer lack of viable talent – the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) reports.   In response, 22% of employers plan to hire more permanent candidates in four to 12 months, whilst just one per […]

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The Benefits Of Temp to Perm

  For unemployed people continuing to struggle with the search for a full-time job, a temp position might be the best answer. Be friendly with a take-charge attitude If a company has a temporary position they have that job for a reason. They have a need, your job is to understand what the company is going through. […]

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Is LinkedIn still a viable tool for recruitment?

The age of the tech savvy recruiter is well and truly upon us and no platform has supported that change more than LinkedIn. However, recent changes to the site have caused something of a rift in the industry, with some recruiters claiming to like the editions, whilst others call for the restoring of the more […]

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