Understanding Talent : Gaining the competitive edge

From a UK employer’s point of view, it’s officially a candidates’ market. According to the ONS, the unemployment rate was just 4.8% in the three months to September 2016 – the lowest in 11 years. The question facing employers every day is how do you attract the talent your business needs in this ultra-competitive environment? Our latest research, Understanding Talent polled.
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Introducing the totaljobs Understanding Top Talent Series

Recently, Ian Burke, Sales Director of totaljobs, spoke at The FIRM’s London Conference for in-house recruiters. Ian discussed our latest research, Understanding Top Talent, a key study which gets to the bottom of what the best candidates really want when they are looking for a new role. And it’s not just about the initial job application or interview phase – we’ve.
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Understanding Talent : Gaining the competitive edge

From a UK employer’s point of view, it’s officially a candidates’ market. According to the ONS, the unemployment rate was just 4.8% in the three months to September 2016 – the lowest in 11 years. The question facing employers every day is how do you attract the talent your business needs in this ultra-competitive environment? Our latest research, Understanding Talent polled.
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What does 2017 have in store for the recruitment industry?

It’s amazing to think 2016 is almost at an end – and what a year it’s been! Brexit has been the headline act in an eventful 12 months for the recruitment industry. The definition of what it means to be ‘self-employed’ has come under scrutiny, and we’ve seen increasing debate on zero-hours contracts and the gender pay gap. We end 2016.
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The Cost of Gender Inequality – 5 tips on how to reduce the gender pay gap

It’s hard to believe that in 2016 gender pay inequality in the workplace still exists.  And yet today marks Equal Pay Day, a day established by the Fawcett Society to highlight the fact that women are still being paid less than men.  How much less? Well, women expect to earn £6,562 or 25% less than their male colleagues on average,.
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Body talks: What your body language says about you

Regardless of experience or confidence, a job interview can be a nerve wracking experience for any jobseeker – whether it’s the sleepless nights before going for that all important role or clammy palms once you’re in the hot seat (yes we’ve all enjoyed a wet handshake…). Whilst naturally all eyes are on the candidate during a job interview, your body language.
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The Age-Old Issue

As the saying goes: none of us are getting any younger. And with an ageing workforce and the expectation that generations to come will work well into their sixties, ageism in employment is becoming a very real issue. Research by totaljobs has revealed that almost two-thirds (63%) of 55-64 year olds have felt discriminated against by a prospective employer during the.
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Understanding and mentoring ME ME ME Millennials

Millennials. Gen Y. Gen Next. Echo Boomers. Screenagers and Facebookers. The generation of entitlement. The group of Snapchat bingers who think their degree entitles them to the CEO seat within 12 months. We’ve heard it all (and so have they). But now is the time to turn the Millennial misconception on its head, because Millennial Brits could well and truly.
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The Power of Preparation

It is well known that “prior preparation prevents poor performance”, however, newly released research by totaljobs has found that jobseekers are spending an average of £146 preparing for every job interview. Or, to put it bluntly, UK jobseekers are collectively spending a staggering £1.44 billion a year on their hunt for a job they love. So where are jobseekers splashing the.
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It pays to be flexible

Why employers offering flexible benefit schemes win at attraction and retention Unemployment is low and recruiting (and retaining) top talent is increasingly difficult. In this competitive climate the strongest candidates can cherry pick their roles and the onus is on employers to offer attractive terms. In the past this might have meant offering a handsome salary and a comprehensive pension plan; perks.
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The CV – time to move on or still a vital tool for every recruiter?

Ever since the birth of the internet and we all became attached to our laptops, phones and tablets, there has been much talk in recruitment about the ‘paperless office’-  and in turn, the death of the traditional CV. Every six months or so, another article crops up demanding the traditional CV undergoes an overhaul. And while it’s true that times.
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