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General election 2017: Workers’ rights vs robot jobs – a difficulty for all campaigns

Britain’s job market set to change – for better or worse – thanks to advancement in super computer technology Lorry driving, like many other jobs that help power the British economy, could be facing a huge shake-up thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) – a field of computer science in which machines are taught […]

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Almost half of candidates lie on their CV

A fib here, a white lie there, sometimes the line between truth and reality can become twisted and wavy. And for the majority of time it’s permissible. However, lying on a CV is not only unseemly, it’s illegal. A recent report from Xref, a candidate referencing platform, found that almost half of UK employees lie […]

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UK employees more likely to go to work unwell than ‘pull a sickie’

The report examines the attitudes and experiences of employers and employees on issues affecting the present and future of the UK workplace Aviva’s findings suggest private sector workers are fearful of heavy workloads if they take time off, as more than two in five (41%) say their work would pile up if they are off […]

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25 skills listed on your CV that could be costing you money

Knowing what to include on an ideal CV can be a tricky process. Knowing what to leave out work-experience wise just takes some common sense: an unpaid three-week period at a company years ago for example. However, are certain listed skills perhaps costing you some extra money in your pay packet? Salary data company payscale.com […]

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Prime Minister Theresa May to charge companies £2,000 a year for each skilled non-EU worker they employ

Theresa May publishes her manifesto plans to slash immigration to the tens of thousands a year Theresa May has stated that the conservative government will charge companies £2,000 per year for every skilled non-EU migrant they employ as she sets out plans to slash immigration to the tens of thousands a year. The Immigration Skills […]

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53% of candidates turn down offers because of THIS..

The importance of a healthy and happy working environment is well-known by all professionals – and is a key factor in candidate attraction.   A recent survey from Furniture123.co.uk found that the majority of candidates would turn down an offer if they didn’t like the employer’s office! A bit crazy right?   Well a survey […]

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#Hiring: Can you find candidates through Twitter?

More and more candidates are launching their job search journey through their social media connections.   When you think about recruitment through social media, you may first think of business networks such as LinkedIn. But don’t underestimate the power of Twitter. The days of Twitter being used solely for putting out short statuses about life […]

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Two-Thirds of Jobseekers Find that Nerves get the Better of them in Interviews

New research by total jobs has revealed that 65% of jobseekers say nerves prevent them ‘showing off their true ability’ in interviews, while nearly half (41%) say they feel anxious during an interview. A quarter (26%) of jittery jobseekers said they talk too quickly while one-in-five (20%) said they talk too much. Over one-in-three (34%) […]

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CVs will be extinct in 5 years

The classic model of hiring looks something like this: candidate uploads CV and cover letter; the recruiter gets in touch about potential opportunities; and, hopefully, they land an interview. However, once that interview is over, and if the candidate is unsuccessful, it can be disheartening, especially if there’s no constructive feedback. It’s this exact process […]

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Tory and Labour pledge to increase National Minimum Wage could put low income jobs at risk

The tax and spending thinkthank, IFS, said both parties’ policies could punish the category of individuals they are supposed to help the most According to a new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), recent proposals by both Labour Conservatives parties to “dramatically“ increase the minimum wage could put the jobs of lower paid […]

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